Rugby, of all sports, requires vocal encouragement.
The World Cup, which starts tonight, engaged a 50-strong choir of our acquaintance to sing at two games for the princely fee of £250 a game. That’s £5 a singer. Barely enough for the tube fares.
Fine, said the choristers, but the rule is we get to watch the match after singing the anthems.
No way, said Rugby World Cup. Sing your stuff and then you’ll be escorted off the premises.
So our guys won’t sing.
So much for popularising the game.
Does the Musicians Union have a view on this?