What is it with all these flags everywhere?
God help those that don't like football. God help those who are going to feel suicidal if England doesn't win.
Is it just me or do others living in England find the mass display of St George's Cross all a bit weird? I know that I'm not a football fan but I do understand national sporting pride. Sure, bandish the flag about in Germany if you're there. Or if you're in another country watching the game amongst others who may not support England. Hang flag bunting at venues like pubs where people will be watching the games.
But why drape it outside private homes, public buildings and office blocks?
Why fly it from your car? How does displaying your flag in your own country, hundreds of miles away from where the games are actually being played achieve anything but an annoying addition to an already over-cluttered environment?
They remind me of those stickers you see on cars that say 'Baby on Board'. What the fuck are those about? I'm sure that were you to ask the parents for a reason they'd say they're there to warn fellow motorists to slow down so that there's less risk of injuring the child in an accident. But, no one reads them, let alone changes their driving habits as a result of them. They're just a way of proudly announcing your allegiance to the baby-owning fraternity.
I'm such a wet blanket, aren't I? But, apparently, flying flags from your car is detrimental to the environment so that's another reason not fly those annoying things.