This simple object sums up within itself everything I do not believe about sport.

While I’m about it, a mention of one thing that England got right when building the original Wembley. The steps. Trophy presentations done by UEFA and FIFA are universally kitsch and embarrassing, (the awful special effects, and that bombastic rubbish from Queen) unworthy of everything that led up to them. I’m grateful that the new Wembley will be carrying on the old tradition.