The Ryder Cup tournament, the 37th event now in its final day in Louisville, Kentucky, is supposed to be the ultimate expression of the "European" ideal, having been hijacked by the European Union which is taking every opportunity to display its hated emblem.
We explained the background to this some time ago, but the post is as relevant today as it was then.
Unfortunately for the poor dears in the EU – and the huge publicity budget devoted to promoting their "European identity" – the idea hasn't really taken off. Certainly, the English fans pictured above do not seem to have got the message.
Hey ho! There's always the 2012 Olympics.