The burgeoning unease over England’s Ashes victory has followed the Barmy Army to the final Test in Sydney.
‘The team have The Sprinkler Dance and we have the Mexican Sigh,’ said nervous England fan Ray Davies. ‘I’ve felt ill at ease since Melbourne.’
Sport psychologist Bill Hutton said English fans were suffering from ‘post-victory trauma’. ‘Some of these younger guys have never before experienced an England victory in any sport,’ explained Hutton. ‘It’s hard for them.’
As the mournful sound of the Barmy Army’s Mexican Sigh swept the Sydney ground as another Australian wicket fell, Davis said he couldn’t face another England win. ‘I’m thinking of switching to following football,’ he said. ‘At least you know where you are with no-hopers.’