Football – Our National Game or Shame?

Football – Our National Game or Shame?

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.

2 comments:

  1. ginalazenby

    I know what you mean about the low standards of behaviour in football and I am not talking about just the fans and the players. When I was in Australia I read a newspaper article about a radio commentator who was in court for calling a woman a “slut” when discussing the latest antics of the players and their hotel romps with some women (fans?), on his radian show with a sports commentator. The Jury let him off!! No case to answer apparently because she WAS a slut and therefore it was OK to call her that because of her actions in joining in sleazy sessions with the football players. I mean where do you start Jane with attitudes like that, I ask you !!!?!

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  2. Gina Moore

    I fully agree with you here Jane! With America they are all about competition and competing and live for the game were as England football- as much as most players have played since they were 5- it’s all about entertainment and fulfilling the society role! Nothing would make me prouder for my son to join the Sunday team from an early age but I would be embarrassed if he ever turned out like any other the team! Yes they are good players but the amount of sponsorship they get = their wedges weekly should be dropped! Why should they get thousands because they are famous! Pretty sure an para Olympic memmber of the GB team desierve it more than them! And breath gina 🙂

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