But FB rejects this cynicism. For what he sees is the attempt by the Olympic Organisers to redeem themselves in FB's eyes. Long has he criticised the event not only for its special capacity to waste vast sums of money for little positive lasting outcome, but for its inexplicable refusal to place cricket in its schedule in favour of pseudo sports not native to these isles.
|The opening ceremony scene|
FB has yet to establish whether the cricketers who will populate this part of the display will be real cricketers. Since the other parts of the display are said to be populated with real sheep and chickens, it would be disappointing if the cricketers were just actors or, even worse, dancers dressed up as cricketers. It is therefore still not clear whether the Olympic Committee has done enough to be redeemed in FB's eyes. They need to keep trying.