I said this to myself, resolutely, by way of answer to the intimidating storm.This arbitrary conduct did not succeed in intimidating the other Councillors.
Although the violence settled down by the time Eubank was due to walk, it was a tense atmosphere which awaited the visitor from Brighton.
So Eubank Sr thought it might be worth his son eschewing the Union Jack for once, making his way through the throngs without incident before doing the business in the ring.
And, like a trooper, he used the Union Jack and I'm very proud of that.
It was his choice and he knew how volatile the crowd could have been.
He said: “Me and Groves have a history, a rivalry and the public have been demanding that fight for a number of years now.
“It's never happened but we are at the stage where it could happen in January.
But after a tempestuous fight week here in Stuttgart, where the city's Turkish population had turned out in their droves to support their previously undefeated countryman, trooping the colour did not seem like such a good idea.
A noisy contingent of Turks had whipped up a hostile atmosphere at Friday's weigh-in, where a banner reading 'welcome to Hell' was unfurled on Eubank's arrival.
However, the Sorbonne had not an intimidating repute for austerity.