The Daily Mail is throwing its weight behind England's efforts to host the 2018 or 2022 World Cup, possibly in an attempt to make up for its Sunday sister's hugely unpopular attempt to hole the bid below the waterline earlier this year.*
With FIFA's inspectors in town this week, Paul Dacre's Barmy Army chose to highlight a major problem with the bid of England's main rival Russia, namely the casual racism that pervades much of the domestic game there.
Racism is, of course, something the Daily Mail knows rather a lot about. Which makes me wonder why the paper wants the World Cup here - after all, it would cause hundreds of thousands of foreigners to come here, some of them (gasp!) non-white!
*Interesting to note that the hundreds and hundreds of reader comments condemning the Mail on Sunday for running the story have now been removed from the site...