Various middle-class men and women hoped that the new chant (or hymn) for Saint Jeremy would dominate Wimbledon. Posh Corbynistas were also expecting Jesus H. Corbyn to have a seat in the Royal Box. It was even reported that he'd already been invited.
Jeremy Bernard Corbyn - who likes to disguise both his own and his activists/leaders “class origins” - will probably decline the offer. (Though you never know!)
One leftwing student (a leftwing student? never!) said:
“Why I am looking forward to Wimbledon? Hearing Jeremy Corbyn chants in the stands.”
A Twitter user also wrote:
“Last night I dreamt Corbyn was in the Royal Box at Wimbledon and I started this chant there.”
And despite the posh Left's own highly non-self-referential mythology about the "posh fans" at Wimbledon and other (non-socialist) posh people, David Cameron was also met by boos at Wimbledon last year.
It was also said that there may be pro-Corbyn t-shirts being worn at this year's tournament. This would have been a problem because the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) has a rule which bans political slogans during the tournament. More precisely, one rule bans “any objects or clothing bearing political statements”.
An AELTC spokeswoman told the Daily Telegraph:
“We wouldn’t want people to use this kind of event as a platform for their specific views or causes.”
In practice, umpires are expected to stop any chanting if it were to happen. Predictably, they'll say “quiet please”. If that doesn't work, then stewards may remove people for breaking these rules.
Saint Jeremy is very very popular with the middle-classes and the very young. Thus although I was surprised by this news about Corbynistas at Wimbledon; I quickly realised that I should have been surprised that I was surprised.
Then again, I'm an “evil Tory”, a working-class brainwashed Uncle Tom, and a Naziracistfascistneoliberal bigot. So I would say that, wouldn't I?