Decades of singing God Save The Queen at big international matches has left experienced English football fans struggling to switch to convincingly singing God Save The King, with the result that for this World Cup it’ll be a rousing chorus of God Save The Quing heard in stadiums.
Football fans who also play Scrabble are finding the transition easier because they know that Quing is not a valid Scrabble word. The rest of the fans are expected to need at least six months and a ruddy big ceremony about the King being the King until they can make the mental switch to singing about a male monarch.
Meanwhile, despairing Manchester United fans will continue to sing God Save The Keane until the Apocalypse.
hat tip to Sinnick