This is interesting for all sorts of reasons (most of which we’ve tried to cram into the headline).
So have the Big Apple-ites captured the (often rancid) flavour of British football support?
Maybe they have. And they weren’t to know that the Manchester derby match at the weekend would turn into a thoroughly rancid affair with Man U’s Rio Ferdinand winding up the City supporters and getting a coin in his eye for his pains – and an angry City supporter on the pitch.
So, to the lingo: A ‘minger’ may be an unattractive or malodorous person but ‘git’ defining someone who’s absent-minded is a new one on me.
And the overall impression? It depicts football as something best avoided in person. But maybe that’s a clever sell for watching it on the telly (although the game was actually on Sky not ESPN).