As Covid-19 cases continue to escalate across Europe, international medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has issued a statement urging EU member states to demonstrate solidarity beyond national borders.
Every sportswriter is a trader in nostalgia. It comes with the territory: Instant memories. Even if you file a match report on the whistle it’s already fading into the past — “matches previously played” was Christopher Hitchens’ phrase.
Picture the scene; Six Nations 2030, a packed stadium of 50,000 cheering fans, a large green pocket of Irish travelling fans surrounded by maroon shirts. Hold on, Maroon? It’s not that the Welsh shirts had a France shirt mixed up in the wash, it’s Georgia.