EMPLOYEES play football, managers play tennis and presidents play golf – the higher the position the smaller the balls.

While one racist man across the pond disgraces himself on a regular basis it’s comforting to know good things still happen in this world and that diversity can be celebrated and hate ignored.

England’s cricket team are world champions for the first time – a beautiful, successful, forward-thinking, multicultural team. The kind of team, just like his own brilliant women World Cup champions, that gets right under Donald Trump’s orange skin.

One where Dublin-born skipper Eoin Morgan when asked if they had the ‘luck of the Irish’ replied ‘we also had Allah with us’ in a nod to his Muslim team-mates Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali.

The man with ice running through his veins who took aim at New Zealand in the incredible adrenalin-soaked Super Over victory was the aptly-named Archer – Jofra Archer who was born in Barbados.

Ben Stokes entered the world in New Zealand, while Jason Roy and Tom Curran hail from Durban and Cape Town in South Africa respectively. But every single one of them, for a variety of personal reasons, play for England and gave everything they had for England.

Anyone who cannot accept that don’t worry you’re not alone, you can be on Draft Dodger Donny’s team. Some drink from the fountain of knowledge, Trump just gargled. Be happy, be bigoted and be far away from me.

At Wimbledon people of every colour (except orange) were strutting their stuff on the pristine lawns of the All England Club.

Coco Gauff and the match-up between Andy Murray and Serena Williams were the highlights of 2019 at SW19. I never heard more talk about the mixed doubles in decades.

Muzza, who many including the man himself, feared his tennis career was over after major hip surgery in January, is feeling his way back.

He teamed up with Williams – the best female player in history – and both legends played with a smile on their face until they lost to No 1 seeds Nicole Melichar and Bruno Soares.

But Team SerAndy/MurRena will be back and with more time to get used to each other who would back against them winning a tournament together in the near future?

But Brit No 1 Jo Konta missed the opportunity of a lifetime when she meekly surrendered 6-7 1-6 to Barbora Strycova in the quarter-finals.

The 33-year-old World No 54 was contemplating retiring after this tournament before reaching her first ever Grand Slam semi-final.

Konta just froze, made too many unforced errors and will have be kicking herself after the top six seeds and 16 of the top 20 had all already crashed out before her.

It was wide open for her and she was just three matches away from being the first British women’s singles winner since Virginia Wade in 1977!  With no genuine Brit prospect and Coco-mania sweeping the globe we may be waiting until 2077 to crown one of our own.

Instead it was Strycova’s victor 11th seed Serena Williams who contested the final but the American superstar was somewhat surprisingly demolished 6-2 6-1 by seventh seed Simona Halep.

AND finally Rory McIlroy is going about his job with all the enthusiasm of a man taking his beloved pet to be put down.

The Northern Irish golfer had dreams of winning The Open at his home course of Royal Portrush this weekend but the favourite carded a catastrophic eight-over-par opening round.

Never mind there’s always next time Rory – unless another 68 years pass before the course is picked to host the event again and bionic backs aren’t a thing for the 98-year-old you in 2087.

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