The Missed Penalty Nobody Can Forget

Apparently there’s a big England football match on later. I must be one of very few men in the UK who had no idea it was on until I turned the news on this morning. I’ll nonetheless be watching it in a couple of hours – well, you have to, don’t you? – although I must admit something I’m looking to watching far more is the first episode of Ken Burns’ documentary series about Hemingway, which starts this evening. I must say, though, I’ve begun to feel sorry for Gareth Southgate. Every time I’ve seen him being interviewed or spoken about today, the fact that he missed that famous penalty at Euro ’96 is mentioned. That was twenty-five years ago! The poor sod will never be able to live that miss down, will he?

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