Apparently, when people talk about what makes them proud of Britain, they will respond, “The Premier League, the BBC and the Queen”. These were the words used by Richard Scudamore, the Premier League’s Chief Executive in response to the surprise/delight/outrage/disbelief (delete where appropriate) reaction to the record £ 5.14bn TV deal being trousered by the league. What a load of nonsense. For every person who watches and follows the Premier, there are dozens who find it a bloated, ego-driven and self-serving industry.  And for every royalist, there’s a republican-type who finds the monarchy an outdated institution. The Premier, and Mr Scudamore’s comments are very much of their time, an age of greed, hubris and self-delusion. Next the Premier will be sticking pictures of starving…