Yes, yes, it was a completely diabolical final, but I don’t want to talk about that (after all, real football is found in the lower leagues, everyone knows that).
But I’d like to raise a glass to the BBC sports team. There isn’t a youtube clip yet — I’ll find one soon — but if you saw the efforts of Garth Crooks and Jonathan Pearce on the pitch after the final whistle I’m sure you’ll agree it was a hilariously brilliant moment.
Garth runs off like an excited squirrel, screaming “John! John! Well done John!” as he tries to grab John Terry for an interview. In the next shot, Pearce waddles up to Didier Drogba, struggling to keep hold of him.
The producer then switched cameras, but then soon returned to Pearce who literally had hold of Drogba in what was almost a WWE-style headlock. He got his interview, but Drogba could say nothing of interest, unsurprisingly.
Great viewing. Well done Chelsea (you gits).
UPDATE: And hats off to Sky Sports too. After the final we turned to a bit of cricket. Ramdim had just got his fifty for the W’Indies, prompting this gem from Michael Holding: “He’s not a bad player. In fact, he’s a good player.”
ANOTHER UPDATE: See the Drogba interview here. Doesn’t quite capture the glory of the goings-on beforehand, but you’ll see the end result of Pearce’s hard graft.