The Blether Region attended two Saint Patrick's Day events in Belfast yesterday, the parade itself, and an Irish-language service at Saint George's in High Street.
The News Letter ... has a report of 'drunken and sectarian behaviour' that relies heavily on the uncorroborated evidence of a single shopper.
Although the story in question might not give a particularly rounded picture of what was a long day (the shops didn't open until the parade was over, after all), there is relatively little doubt that it represents the true experience of the person interviewed.
Remaining in lock-step with that part of the parade in which Junior was participating, the Blether Region found itself keeping company with a group of young people draped in tricolours, drinking from beer cans and shouting 'F... the PSNI'. Whether that behaviour meets the dictionary definition of 'sectarian' is open to debate, but readers will, one hopes, agree that it was boorish, juvenile and offensive - not to mention cowardly, taking advantage as it did of the cover of a crowd in which few would have been up for cross-community fisticuffs.
Perhaps the most depressing thing about the incident was the fact that the offenders were noticeably middle-class, probably students of some kind ...