The week before the Euro 2020 final, the British political commentator Tom Newton Dunn wrote a column in the Evening Standard trying to explain politicians’ eagerness to associate them with sporting success. The first reason Newton Dunn gave was simple and has been evident across the world from the Champs-Elysées in 1987 when Charlie Haughey claimed the Tour de France alongside Stephen Roche to Shane Ross showing up at Dublin Airport to welcome Katie Taylor home to events across Europe during the championships. Politicians, Newton Dunn said, can’t help themselves. They sniff something that smells like popularity and they are…