The FA’s heartwarming move to get the England team training with their blind counterparts was going so swimmingly.
Under the headline “World Cup boost for Blind squad”, the FA website tells movingly how nine blind players got to meet their England heroes, showing one of the lads greeting Stevie G.
All a welcome antidote to the wife-pursuing, leg-shattering publicity surrounding the squad in recent days.
Until, that is, someone elected to advertise the FA’s ‘Respect’ campaign on the same page, complete with the catchy slogan:
“Are you blind as well as stupid?”
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