A MAN has experienced weird stirrings of patriotism while watching the Olympics.
34-year-old Tom Booker was watching the men’s cycling when he was gripped by unusually fond emotions about Britain, its people and its indigenous animal species.
He said: “At first I wasn’t really sure what I was feeling. It was like my heart was swelling slightly and I wanted to go up a hill and look out over green rolling valleys while eating some Cheddar cheese or a fried breakfast.
“It also struck me that robins and badgers are pretty great.”
Booker, who is ‘not into flags and stuff’ said it was a feeling he had not felt since watching The Dam Busters during a school history lesson.
“You’ve got to hand it to those athletes, they are good, and they’re from Britain, and I’m from Britain too.
“So then maybe Britain is good? I’ve often thought it’s a bit of a shithole. But then when I go on holiday I do strangely miss it, even though the weather is awful and everyone looks moody on public transport.
“It’s just got…something. Oh my God I think I fancy Britain.”