Now the basis of a BBC News story, referencing The Smiths. The article starts as follows:
How often does a member of the House of Lords get cheered from the football terraces?
Not often, is the answer. But that is what happened this weekend when Manchester City fans unfurled a banner reading: "Pannick on the Streets of London".
That play on a Smiths song title was a reference to Lord David Pannick, the much sought-after lawyer now representing the club in its fight against the Premier League.