Thursday, November 19, 2009
Girls Give a Lesson in Sportsmanship For Thierry Henry
from stockie in the laurels killarney;
Now let's be honest, I don't follow the English code, but every pub has a flat screen and I have two functioning eyes. Watching 22 boys playing with a ball whilst earning more than your average bank chairman is not that attractive to me.
Thierry Henry has an air of a good boy, the lad who the teacher took 'special' care of. Mammy's boy. But I can forgive him that.
Soccer is rotten, pure and simple. When a sport reaches the level that cheating, or at the very least a lack of sportsmaship, is almost condoned it is finished as a sport. Winning at all costs is not winning.
Some examples of sportsmanship;
a) Soccer (yes!) - Nottingham Forest v Leicester City 2007
b) Golf - Muirfield 1926
c) Golf - 1969 Ryder Cup
I won't go on - google them if you want. Golf, snooker, tennis are among the sports that rely on sportsmanship (I know, I know).
I don't follow softball either, but the girls in the team in the video could teach Henry and all the other obscenely overpaid soccer 'stars' about sportsmanship and human dignity. Albeit that no-one was physically hurt in the Irish match.