I get a profound shock of savage joy every time a black British athlete wins a gold medal at the Olympics, and then proudly grabs a Union Jack and does a victory lap with it – such as Christine Ohuruogu’s recent 400 m win.
It says “fuck you” to the BNP on so many levels;
- that a black person beats people of all other races, thus shattering the myth of the Aryan master race.
- that they consider themselves naturally British and are ecstatically proud to carry the Union Jack
- that every single right minded person in the country is also proud of them, and sees them as first British – then as an Olympic medal winner, and – oh yes – they happen to be black!