There’s some crazy broad in the USA saying that soccer is BAD for you.
Not guns, or sugar, or drink(drunk)-driving, but FOOTBALL.
In the midst of the world’s World Cup joy, that even the USA are sharing (yes, it’s getting popular!), the crazy cow said that “any growing interest in soccer can only be a sign of the nation’s moral decay.”
Really? Yes, really. (Actually, my dentist says that high fructose corn syrup is the biggest perpetrator of decay in the USA, but that’s another story…. 😉 ).
Ann Coulter suggested soccer is not a “real sport” and that the game pushes a liberal agenda on the American public.
I think there are a few Brits, Brazlians, Chileans, Italians, Spanish, French and AMERICANS in the USA who would disagree.
The complete nutter (yes, I think she’s a total looney) writes this: “In soccer, the blame is dispersed and almost no one scores anyway. There are no heroes, no losers, no accountability, and no child’s fragile self-esteem is bruised. There’s a reason perpetually alarmed women are called ‘soccer moms,’ not ‘football moms.”
She adds, in another crazy-ass rant, this: “Liberal moms like soccer because it’s a sport in which athletic talent finds so little expression that girls can play with boys. No serious sport is co-ed, even at the kindergarten level.”
“If more ‘Americans’ are watching soccer today, it’s only because of the demographic switch effected by Teddy Kennedy’s 1965 immigration law,” she wrote. “I promise you: No American whose great-grandfather was born here is watching soccer. One can only hope that, in addition to learning English, these new Americans will drop their soccer fetish with time.”
I am, literally, Gobsmacked of England.
On a lighter note, I heard some other broad talking on a Washington radio station about Uruguay player Luis Suarez (the dude who bit another dude). Except that she was calling him Louis Sanchez. It amused and annoyed me to hear this being mis-pronounced.
Come on American ladies – get with the USA soccer programme, ‘cos I think it’s here to stay!
We like to travel a lot in our expat time here because we want to see as many places in the USA as we can.
But this weekend we stayed local, realising there were still many places in our ‘own backyard’ that we hadn’t visited yet.
So, yesterday we had a Columbia, Maryland Stay-cation, and very pleasant it was too!
While I do not necessarily agree with the current US administration, I do not regard anything Ann Coutler writes as rational, either; she is a crazy broad. We American ex-pats over here in Europe are totally getting into World Cup. 🙂
I can’t imagine soccer ever being bad for you. I don’t know anything about the circumstances of Ann Coutler’s comment, but I can assure you that this American mom does not think or feel the same way about soccer. In fact, it is my son’s favorite game to play with his friends at school.
Ann Coulter is a professional contrarian. She is one of those people who make their living by being outrageous. If we ignore her, maybe she’ll go away.