Absolutely the worst thing happening this week is the adoption of the England Football team by all and sundry.
Heaven know we have needed a good news story for a while and here one is. But this weekend is going to see an ocean of pixels and newsprint devoted to "Why England's success means...." and what comes after will surely be whatever the pet subject is that the author normally bangs on about ad infinitum.
Here are my ideas for what we might want to avoid reading:
"Why England's success shows a new emergence of left-wing patriotism"
"Why England's success shows the positive of conservative patriotism"
"Why England's success can only happen outside of the EU"
"Why England's success shows Boris is a bad leader"
"Why England's success shows Boris is a good leader"
"Why England's success shows immigration is good"
I mean, all of the above I have either read or know I am going to be asked to read in the near future. It is a tedious part of the new click-bait media culture that see churnalists just use whatever the new bandwagon is to keep their own views going. No one I see is using it to change their established and set views on the world which seems to be the norm these days, unfortunately.
So as a task for the readers over the weekend, I have some work for you. Below are some heroically bad takes, even worse than the above. Can your precis an article for them for 100 words in the comments, even better if some moron's write them and you can post links to them...
"Why England's success is a prelude to the green revolution"
"What England's success tells us about capitalism"
"Why England's success is good/bad for LGBT issues"