While the Olympic opening ceremony was wowing crowds, viewers and pundits alike last night, the Gods of headline writing were not looking kindly on Mail Online, and particularly on the outpourings of appalling Glenda Amanda Platell, obedient servant of the legendarily foul mouthed Paul Dacre and season ticket holder for the sofa on The Andy Marr Show (tm).
Arentcha sick of her?!?!?
Mandy had been tasked with passing adverse comment on footballer Ryan Giggs, who had committed the heinous sin of not singing along to the National Anthem before Team GB’s first football match kicked off. Never mind that he made the goal that earned his team a draw against Senegal, the iron code of the Vagina Monologue dictates that those not singing along are not the Mail’s Kind Of People.
Sadly, the headline writer must have been one of those 20 million plus who were tuned in to the BBC coverage, with the result that Giggs’ name got mangled and the effect of Mandy’s rant lost. And telling of being “cosseted from reality” and that you “have spent your entire career being a vulgar, self-indulgent bore” doesn’t really fit the normally self-effacing Giggs.
But it does fit Amanda Platell to a T. Couldn’t happen to a nastier hack!