The unspeakable acronym of the moment must be that of Fédération Internationale de Football Association. They will be distinctly OFF after the brass neck of awarding the 2018 World Cup to Russia. Don't these people know who we are? Thoughts of Knighthoods have been dashed at a stroke.
Thankfully the bidding circus is over and, mercifully, gesticulating George should be able to read (present) the Six o'clock News' football item without the usual inane grin he is afflicted with when he covers the sports section.
One reward we should be proud of is that our integrity as demonstrated by Panorama and lack of corruption does us far more credit. OK there will be some overpaid footballers crying in their Champagne but I can bear it. It's time for a G&T.
So the recriminations begin. Time for a post mortem on the bid. Gesticulating George looked suitably subdued reading (presenting) the Six o'clock News and reserved his grinning piece for those in Scotland enduring the coldest temperatures (-21C) in Great Britain.
There was a suggestion that England had left things a little late with their bid, not cosying up to those who mattered - well it is England after all - and there was surprise after 'we' had the 'best technical bid'. Nevertheless victory went to Russia despite them having a lot of work to due on infrastructure, etc, etc, etc. A bit like our Olympic bid then!