Scousers and the National Team

A letter in the Independent irritated me:

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/letters/letters-perspectives-on-religious-belief-2172620.html

(It’s in the “It’s Thanks to South Africa” section). I have a very low tolerance for whining Scousers at the best of times…

Sirs,

Would Colin Burke (letters, 31 Dec) – who I note lives in Manchester, not Liverpool – be so keen to have Scousers in the England cricket team if they’d just lost the Ashes? I doubt it. He shouldn’t fret, though. When it comes to attention-seeking, whining and being the nation’s professional victims, Scousers lead the way by miles.

Paul Harper