After England's recent and abject collapse at Lord's, I haven't felt like telling the boy that his wish has come true. For some reason, he is vehemently anti-English these days. I suspect it's because of his half-Scot pal, with whom he had a conversation as follows:
Pal: I wish Scotland would vote for independence in autumn. I don't like England.
Boy: Did you know that England ruled over India for centuries?
Pal: I can't believe they managed to rule anyone at all.
Boy: England's out of the World Cup.
Boy: India's playing England at cricket.
Pal: I hope England loses.
Boy: So do I.
Wife: But, Johnny, your dad's English.
Pal: Oh yeah...