I KNOW it was for charity and all that, but given Wigan Athletic’s current relegation predicament, I thought it was bordering on the cruel to have the Premier League trophy pay a visit to the town the other day.
Even during the club’s best seasons in the top flight, that piece of silverware must have looked like a distant dream.
This year, especially after the Swansea game, it will have taken on the form of a tormenting nightmare vision.
Mind you, the Latics showed enough skill and fire in their bellies during the Norwich game to prove that they shouldn’t be written off just yet. They’re still in touch with enough other struggling teams to pull off another great escape.