Dear Austin – an open letter to Wales’ favourite pundit

A plank, yesterday

Dear Austin

You’re blocking me on Twitter so I’m writing you a letter here in the hope that someone might draw your attention to it. You know all about attention-seeking, don’t you?

Last week you offered to bet the entire Welsh nation that England would win the Grand Slam by beating Wales yesterday. Thousands of us took you up on your generous offer.

It was therefore disappointing to discover today ┬áthat you’ve weasled out of your obligation to honour the bet. This seems ungracious and suggests that you’re not as willing to take it as you are to dish it out.

I’m offering you a chance to redeem yourself in the eyes of thousands of your Welsh admirers. Make a modest but appropriate donation to my London Marathon Appeal, in aid of Whizz-Kidz, and we’ll say no more about it. Until the next time you open your gob and firmly plant your foot in it. For Welsh rugby fans, Austin, you are simply the gift that keeps on giving. Don’t go changing.

All the best