Spectator Support?

The Independent’s columnist John Rentoul wrote quoting a speech by David Cameron, correcting a mistake Cameron made. This note winged its way to The Independent:

Sirs,

John Rentoul is most gentlemanly when he transcribes David Cameron’s speech as “society is not a spectator sport” when everyone listening heard “society is not a spectator support”. Apparently the Big Society is all about selling jockstraps to sedentary folk. At last we have a definition that everyone understands.

Paul Harper