Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Smiles better

On the pretence of checking on Geremi's form but actually simply because I was procrastinating again, I found myself watching the entirety of this evening's African Cup of Nations quarter-final between Cameroon and Tunisia (extra time included).

Our man turned in a solid performance and scored a brilliant curling free-kick as Cameroon eventually ran out 3-2 winners of what turned out to be a very entertaining game to claim a place in Thursday's semi-final against hosts Ghana.

But what fascinated me the most was the fact that the African fans armed with horns in the sparsely populated stands seem to think the tune 'If You're Happy And You Know It, Clap Your Hands' is appropriate for a football match. Let's just say I can't see that one making itself heard on the terraces in England any time soon, and in any case there certainly wouldn't be much clapping in response at St James's Park at the moment...


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