It's sponsored by McDonalds and awash with flag-waving patriotism, so perhaps it's not really a surprise that Morrissey doesn't like London 2012 all that much.
But his latest monarchy-themed diatribe against the Games is hot stuff even for a man famously unafraid of venomous dispatches.
Writing on a fan blog, Morrissey slams the Olympics' "blustering jingoism", whilst suggesting that modern Britain is as swept up in propaganda as Nazi Germany.
A little bit of Godwin's Law in action, perhaps.
Said Morrissey: "I am unable to watch the Olympics due to the blustering jingoism that drenches the event. Has England ever been quite so foul with patriotism? The 'dazzling royals' have, quite naturally, hi-jacked the Olympics for their own empirical needs, and no oppositional voice is allowed in the free press. It is lethal to witness. As London is suddenly promoted as a super-wealth brand, the England outside London shivers beneath cutbacks, tight circumstances and economic disasters.
"Meanwhile the British media present 24-hour coverage of the “dazzling royals”, laughing as they lavishly spend, as if such coverage is certain to make British society feel fully whole. In 2012, the British public is evidently assumed to be undersized pigmies, scarcely able to formulate thought.
"As I recently drove through Greece I noticed repeated graffiti seemingly everywhere on every available wall. In large blue letters it said WAKE UP WAKE UP. It could almost have been written with the British public in mind, because although the spirit of 1939 Germany now pervades throughout media-brand Britain, the 2013 grotesque inevitability of Lord and Lady Beckham (with Sir Jamie Horrible close at heel) is, believe me, a fate worse than life. WAKE UP WAKE UP….’"