I was intrigued by the headline of a piece on the BBC website over the weekend, which stated that Birmingham City FC fans were “dressing up as their favourite Peaky Blinders characters” when attending matches, both at home and away. I had visions of football fans turning up in full Edwardian regalia – high collared shirts, cravats, waistcoats, boots, the lot.
Imagine my disappointment on seeing the photo of the “tribute”, which turned out to be a bunch of blokes and small boys in the standard blue home strip. The only nod to Peaky Blinders was that they were all wearing flat caps. Hardly much dressing up required!