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Spoof beer ad mocks England footie flops

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It's good to see that following yesterday's football debacle, disappointed fans have responded as is the local custom, with a resigned shrug and a few pops at the expense of the lamentable England football team. Here's our fave, which just slipped into the Bootnotes inbox:

Spoof of Shepherd Neame Spitfire poster: 4-1 Britain bottled it

Those of you who like a glass or two will immediately see the striking resemblance to this poster from brewer Shepherd Neame's 1999 Spitfire ale campaign:

The original ad: 4:2 - The Bottle of Britain

As regards the match itself, words fail us, so we'll leave it to the LA Times to summarise the state of England football thus: "The sad truth of the matter is that England's players, with few exceptions, are an arrogant, ignorant and unpleasant lot.

"They are paid far too much by their Premier League clubs, where their true allegiance lies, and their ability individually and collectively in an England shirt does not match their swagger." ®

Bootnote

Thanks to Mike Smith for the ad.

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