Oh, the outrage when a celebrated sports star is too busy to show up on the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year show.
Mo Farah took his Spoty trophy over a dodgy satellite link three years ago, and some of those famous faces in the audience, who had shown up when they hadn’t won anything, could barely hide their anger. Wasn’t Andy Murray always at a pool in a very sunny spot when he won it?
It was the other way around last night. The audience was virtual, waving manically from their small seats, like an episode of Black Mirror in which trapped sports fans are desperate to alert us to their fate.
Gary Lineker, BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award, Tyson Fury, Gabby Logan, BBC
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