Wednesday, June 28, 2006

letter to the new york times - the united states and the world cup

from the new york times:

dear sirs,

so george vicsey writes:

"IT is hard to carry the flag for an entire continent, even in something as trivial as soccer.

really? have you ever even been to south america?

my mother has a great saying, george:

"it's better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool, than to open it and remove all doubt".

this may come as a bit of a shock to you george, but other nations and continents do not trivialise football; perhaps that's why it is they that make it through to the second round...

your comment would not have been quite so glibly made if football was the only sport played in your country.


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