England cricket fans are desperately hoping that the pathetic results of their national team during the 1980s and 90s may have been down to match fixing.
The regular whitewashes by the West Indies and then Australia left many supporters ashamed to be English.
Now fans are calling on cricket officials to look into the disgraceful losses to find out if they can regain a semblance of national pride.
One supporter said: “At least if the regular arse kickings we got were down to match fixing we could at least blame something.
“Otherwise it was just because we were shit – and that was tough enough to take at the time.”
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