That very same evening, there were another 14 or 15 clowns to be seen - in South Africa, and again Mexico was involved!
The clowns didn't have big red noses and big floppy shoes, no - they were dressed up in mainly Blue, with a touch of red and white here and there, but clowns they were - no doubt!
A few of them never got on stage, but tried to hide as mummified poor little critturs,from the cold!
I beleive they were still paid!
The fact of the matter is that not only was the evening the total dissasembly of French football, but was in particular, one man's "end reckoning" with various things.
End reckoning with football administrators, with the Press, with the Public, and in particular with certain professional footballers all of whom had attempted a "putsch" - a take over, who had tried to undermine the head responsable's position, and who now had to sit there and watch the humiliation, whilst being publicly humiliated themselves - not even being asked to "warm up", much less actually practice their profession!
This is what happens when there are too many chiefs and not enough indians, but I doubt that any of the players, administrators or press are particularly bothered - We got our money, and in any case the trainer was already leaving....!
So are half of the players, and as clowns they were a sad apology as well!
Maybe now the real pro's can rebuild a bit of pride....