The ground in North London shook over the weekend. No, not due to a fresh outbreak of consumption riots that spluttered forth in the area a few weeks ago. This time the shock came on the soccer field, courtesy of two hungry giants from Manchester - United and City.
Fairly confusing, this rebel business. In one place, you're the darling of the free world. In another, you're feral scum, symbolising everything that's wrong with British youth. One man's rebel is another man's pain in the arse. Murky waters indeed.
Sport is not just a game. It can inspire hope from despair, as we have seen attempts at in Sri Lanka in recent years. It can make a lucky cadre of talented individuals very, very wealthy indeed.