There are only a handful of days left to get irrationally angry about flags.
In just over a weeks’ time there will be no further opportunities for internal seething at the sight of a flag. Miniature flags on car doors, flags hanging out of windows or on shops or pubs you plan to boycott. Misspelt flags. Flags with failed attempts at humour, badly drawn birds, messages designed to goad, and jokes about chicken. Flags on the houses of people who have suddenly developed an interest in football, and with it a long-held loyalty to a club they know nothing about.
All of these flags, and more – will disappear as quickly as they first appeared. Once this is the case, people are advised that it is then okay to revert to their usual behaviour of needlessly getting annoyed when they see a Liverpool kit on a three year old in ASDA.
Flag-rage season itself will resume when England kick off their World Cup campaign against Tunisia on June 18th.