The opening paragraph in an article by Vincent Hogan in today’s Irish Independent.
In Cardiff Airport yesterday, one brazen Irish rugby supporter faced a complication at check-in. He sought to bring one of the corner-flags from the Millennium Stadium on board his flight as hand luggage.
The ground-staff insisted that this rather conspicuous memento, thieved in the fevered celebrations of Ireland’s first Grand Slam triumph since 1948, needed to be checked in.
“Okay,” the supporter finally relented. “But can you mark it ‘fragile’?”