BBC's Only Connect quiz show had a question describing Liverpool fans that was just perfect
This is superb.
Liverpool supporters number hundreds of millions around the world. From Algeria to Anfield, Bootle to Bali, they cover the globe and come in all sorts of colours, creeds, shapes and sizes. It would therefore be extremely crass and inaccurate to try and define them all in by way of a single definition.
But credit to the genius' behind the BBC's Only Connect quiz show, all true Reds were perfectly summed up in a single four-word sentence. And all Scousers and adopted-Scousers of any nation would agree that it is bang on the money.
In case you didn't know, Only Connect is a word-based game show presented by Victoria Coren Mitchell. A key element of the programme is to connect words, sentences, or a number of letters in some way, hence the name.
On Friday's episode, during the missing vowels round, the sequence of consonants read: L V RP DL NS. The answer was 'Liverpudlians'. But the real genius was in the clue that the contestants were given to help them guess the correct answer.
'They avoid the Sun' - brilliant. Anyone unfamiliar with the circumstances of Liverpool fans (and many Everton fans in fairness) boycotting the Sun newspaper due to their reporting of the Hillsborough disaster would get it in one.
Anyone else would be wondering what synonym of 'vampire' starts with L...
Only Connect's missing vowels round just played an absolute blinder. pic.twitter.com/OrWzlfDMLU
— Ian Salmon (@IanRSalmon) February 17, 2017
— Adam Smith (@Adam_Smith_82) February 17, 2017
In fairness they've made us sound like vampires too.
— Eoin De Héatún (@Learphollach) February 17, 2017
— dave (@dave_brownlee) February 17, 2017