Head­line of the week

The Irish Times - Monday - Sport - - Soccer -

‘Ra­heem Ster­ling treats him­self to a spot of break­fast de­spite miss­ing out on be­ing crowned Young Player of the Year the night be­fore at PFA awards.’

It was 26 words long, so it was quite pithy for the Daily Mail, the im­pli­ca­tion be­ing that Ster­ling didn’t de­serve to eat any­thing at all on Mon­day morn­ing after com­ing third, be­hind win­ner Leroy Sane and run­ner-up Harry Kane, in the vot­ing for the award.

The gist of the replies: “Good job he didn’t win then, might have died of star­va­tion”; “Next thing you know he’ll be eat­ing lunch”; “As some­one who has never won a YPOTY tro­phy, I have al­ways won­dered what this break­fast is, hav­ing never been qual­i­fied enough to eat it.” Such a beat­ing were they get­ting, the Mail al­tered “de­spite” to ‘after’ in the head­line. Still, we were never ac­tu­ally told what Ra­heem had for break­fast – was it a mod­est nosh, maybe a boiled egg and two sol­diers, or had he the brass neck to have a full English?

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