San Diegio sports

IT’S A DRAW: LONE BRIT CHEERS ON ENGLISH TEAM AT WORLD CUP VIEWING IN SPRING VALLEY BAR

By Miriam Raftery

June 12, 2010 (Spring Valley) – Some might call it cheeky to hoist a British flag inside an American sports bar where other patrons are rooting for Team USA in game two of the World Cup soccer tournament. But for Santee resident Tom Middleton, watching the big match at Cali Comfort in Spring Valley today, sporting a Union Jack and cheering for the Brits seemed the patriotic thing to do.

“I’m from England,” said Middleton, a Cox Communications employee who has been living in Santee for the past 16 years.