On Friday the Mayor announced the teams that are coming to London in October to play a full on NFL football game – yawn! Apparently he is staying on to watch the Superbowl tonight. Good luck to him and I hope he enjoys another freebie paid for by us poor council tax payers.
He is a totally bizarre man though. On Thursday he was blathering on about climate change, and probably quite right too, see press release, but the next day he pops up at a press conference in Miami and announces this game. First of all why does he need to go to Miami, he is the London Mayor after all, and secondly why do we need American football in the UK anyway? Maybe he should have been in London at Twickenham yesterday watching Johnny Wilkinson or would that be too middle class for our jet set working class hero Mayor?
The funniest factoid in the Mayor’s NFL press release is that this initiative will persuade 10,000 Americans to come to London to watch a football match. No concern about global warming there then.
The press release was strangely worded because it did not make it clear the Mayor was actually in Miami although apparently he is there with a female PR whose phone number is given along with the info that she is in Miami. It is pretty clear he is actually there from the coverage in the Miami Herald. While he was there the Mayor could not help pursuing his personal diplomatic mission to the world:
I look forward to the day the American people elect a government as great as they are.