French Skepticism Justified

At the end of last night's World Cup final, all that you could hear was eerie silence. Actually, I heard a lot of crickets. I think the whole country was sitting in shocked disbelief that their national team who had dominated the entire game lost to Italy in a shoot-out. But it was more than that. Their "best" player (Zidane) and hero totally threw the game by losing his temper and head-butting an opponent in the chest over some petty grievance, thus earning a red card and getting thrown out of the game during overtime. As Zidane was retiring after this game, this last act of his career will go down in history as selfish, prideful and ugly. What a shame! I can't wait to hear how the French news will spin this. Last night, the president of France was quoted as saying that "fate" was against us and that "chance" didn't go our way. How typical to pass off the blame!

Let's hope that the World Cup 2010 is a different story!

3 comments:

Hannah said...

I must say I never thought that you would be into a SPORT like this! haha. Enough to post on your blog about it alone for days on end. Yay world cup.

2 bees said...

There is a way unto man that seems right, but in the end it leads to a red card and national shame...

Anonymous said...

P.S. did you not say in a former blog that your beloved French football team would win a certain world cup because you SAID SO...just wondering if I read that correctly. As they say, sticks and stones may break my bones, but red cards are really nasty.

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