The Diary was dismayed to hear what went on in Marseilles last week.
Hotshot media agency BBJ Media Services reserved eight tickets to take clients to the England v Tunisia World Cup game. However, the tickets they had been promised failed to materialise.
Red-faced BBJ had to convince its guests that perhaps it might be more atmospheric watching the game in London.
BBJ marketing director Nigel Morris says: “At least there were eight fewer hooligans out there.”
Media Week editor Conor Dignam was one of the distraught guests who had to watch the game at home. So distraught in fact that he claims: “I was there. I was drinking French beer and everything.”
As far as BBJ is concerned football did not need to come home – because it never left. It didn’t even get the chance to have a beery weekend away on expenses.