Medals: Gold – Mo Farah – Men’s 5000m, Ed McKeever – Men’s 200m Kayak K1, Luke Campbell – Bantamweight Boxing. Bronze – Tom Daley – Men’s 10m diving, Men’s 200m Kayak K2.
Yesterday in Leicester a group of residents of the Thurnby Lodge estate, accompanied of course by the ever-grinning Nick Griffin, protested about a derelict scout hut being leased by the council to an Islamic faith group. The group hope to restore the building and make it available for everybody to used. A shaven-headed “resident” was filmed on TV saying how wrong it was that the building should be leased to them in a “white area”.
How fitting that another shaven headed individual named Mohamed should show more patriotism and a greater demonstration of true British values on the same day.
Mo Farah was born in Somalia and came to Britain when he was 8 years old. His PE teacher spotted his talent and encouraged him – it gave him something to focus on that helped him with his education. He is a practising Muslim who loves his country. A journalist asked him if he would consider running for Somalia – “Not at all mate; This is my country” he replied.
The people of Thurnby Lodge estate could learn a thing or two.