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Play up, play up…

Two of my favourite recent bits of English came from sports commentators: one from the footie, one from the 6 Nations. From the latter, we had

“The French combination of the big, heavy pieces of furniture and the more bijoux pieces, like…”

An ITV rugby commentator using ‘bijoux’?  (‘big, heavy pieces of furniture’ is also terrific.)

But my favourite was the football commentator during a recent Spurs match:

“But VAR are playing their games here and looking to see whether a beautifully crafted moment of footballing joy should be snuffed out by a piece of miserable geometry.”

(I’m happy to confirm that as it turned out, VAR gave the thumbs up.)