At the time of writing Team GB still sits third in the Olympic medals table, a performance I needn’t wax lyrical about since everyone else is doing an admirable job of it.

But it does rather put into perspective the utter rubbishness of the country’s most overpaid, underperforming sportsmen doesn’t it? Yes, you know exactly who I’m talking about – the egotistical cretins of the Premier League, strange life forms paid a fortune to miss open goals, whack corners into touch and dive like Tom Daley (but without the grace and poise) whenever a defender comes within six feet of them.

These are people who earn more in a week than most people earn in a year and yet are incapable of articulating how they ‘earn’ their living in their mother tongue; people whose sense of entitlement makes the Saudi royal family seem like a picture of restraint; yet at the same time people who are essentially feckin’ useless at what they do.

How else to explain Team England and Team GB’s usual progression to the quarter-finals of their respective competitions where, as ever, their star players proved incapable of putting the ball into the net from 12 yards out – bloody hell, in some cases they weren’t even able to hit the general area of the goalmouth. That they get paid a six figure sum weekly to perform at levels that would embarrass a schoolboy is beyond comprehension.

Meanwhile we have the likes of Bradley Wiggins, Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah following training programmes that would have the limp wristed milksops of the Premier League whimpering into their Babychams, and performing when it really matters in a way that very few England players have since 1966 – imagine fat arsed Wayne Rooney or whining Ashley Cole riding the Col du Tourmalet or running 120 miles a week as part of their training programme.

So not only have the Olympics been the finest sporting spectacle this country has ever enjoyed, they’ve also served to put the Premier League into true perspective.

 

 

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