Cornwall. 15th June 2014. 2.30am – 30 minutes after kick off.
Hazel, 94, struggles to keep her eyes open. Barbara, 96, stares intently as Didier Drogba appears on screen.
BARBARA: Did you say Ivory Coast are nicknamed the Elephants?
HAZEL: mmhmm. Not sure why.
BARBARA: (Rearranging her bra strap) I’ve got a fair idea.
© Carl Burkitt 2014