This week I went to see GB play USA in women’s basketball at the MEN Arena. This was a warm up to the Olympics and I know nothing about the game but was very impressed by the ocassion. The audience was mixed with lots of kids and families, the atmosphere was positive and fun, the players were professional, passionate and proud, the game was a real event with cheerleaders, games, a dynamic MC. I was amazed when Alexander Burke arrived at the interval to entertain us all with a team of dancers. How different from our national game eh? FOOTBALL – the aggression on and off the pitch is embarrasing, the majority of the players are thugs, the language is appalling and there is definitely no half time entertainment unless you count a six pack and a pie or two! We could learn a lesson or two by the Americans approach to team sport – basketball, football, baseball – I am so fed up of listening to the woes of multi million pound footballers as they attempt to justify their appalling behaviour. Enough already, step up and be a role model to the millions of young lads copying your every move.