PRESIDENT Obama has arranged for David Cameron to hold his jacket during a heated exchange on Syria with Vladimir Putin.
The confrontation, which will take place in the tea and coffee area after the opening presentation at the G20 summit, has been carefully stage-managed by the Americans.
A US government source said: “Obama’s going to be first in the drinks queue and casually ask Putin ‘Anything for you, Vlad? Cup of Sarin gas?’
“When Putin starts ripping his top off he does that every G20, you can set your watch by it then Obama will coolly hand Cameron his jacket, like he’s really going to fight him this time.
Hell be talking some trash, probably about Russias low population growth rate or lack of investment in renewable energy sources, just to get Putin extra-riled.
“By then a crowd will have gathered.
Obamall dodge Putins first charge, then make out like hes going in while actually muttering out of the side of his mouth to Hollande and Merkel to hold him back. Then Herman Van Rompuy will arrive in the middle and break it up like he always does.
Putin, together with sidekick Xi Jinping, is expected to pass a note to Obama threatening to do him in on the St Petersburg playing fields.
However when the appointed time coes he is likely to chicken out and take his motorcade home with his tail between his legs.