Breaking news appears to suggest that talks are at an advanced stage between NFL officials and a London consortium with a view to awarding London an NFL franchise.
Our insider told us that should this scenario become a reality, the London team will be known as the London Teabaggers, that they would wear a pink and lemon uniform and have a teapot as a logo.
It seems one sticking point in negotiations has been that the London delegation are insisting that the NFL scrap Time-Outs and have Tea-Breaks instead. NFL officials appear to regard this proposal as a bridge too far.
Whatever happens, it seems like 'football' where the ball is mainly tossed and carried, as opposed to kicked into a net, is here to stay.
One south Londoner, disgusted by the US invasion told us:
"Wot a load of old pony. (Pony - Pony and Trap - Crap) Wot we want wiv a load of padded up poofters anyway? (Poofters - males of a slightly effeminate persuasion.) They'll never match the passion of West Ham v Millwall. (People won't go kicking seven shades of shit out of each other all over East London) Nah mate. It'll never catch on."
More as we get it.