The Hulk, Brazil
No sooner had French tennis player Marion Bartoli won the Wimbledon championship when BBC Radio 5 Live presenter John Inverdale made the following disgusting commentary:
David Beckham retired from football yesterday?
Excuse me, did he play football? Still? I thought he was just a deliciously fit H+M model (thank youuuu H+M for selling your crappy £3 pants on the yummiest bod ever!) And he won us the Olympics, but wasn’t that because of his cute smile? And isn’t he World’s Best Dad or some rubbish?
At the risk of sounding like that idiot, Sepp Blatt, I probably would watch more football if the men wore hotpants (as sported by Aussie Rules Footie players). (Blatt infamously said the womens’ game would be better if the women wore shorter shorts, presumably with no knickers and then end the match with a massive foam party pillow fight, god he is such a knobhead!)
Anyway, even my attention was drawn to Saturday’s FA Cup final. And I have Radio 4 to thank for it, who interviewed David Whelan, Chairman of Wigan Athletic, before the match. Oh my god, he was such a cute grandad that I resolved to watch the match.
The new manager of Sunderland Football Club has caused more controversy and taken over more newspaper inches over his past political affiliations than his job and he’s not pleased about it.
Are you a glory supporter? We cheer for our favourite teams and athletes representing our country when winning but what about when they lose?
Did I hear this right? Were athletes from the American and Australian Olympic teams lost in London yesterday? Can you imagine spending between 6 and twelve hours on the plane and upon arrival to London, spending a quarter of the day trying to get to your accommodation because the coach driver didn’t know where he was going….
I don’t whether to laugh or cry…
I don’t usually follow football news at all but the shocking story of Fabrice Muamba caught my attention. During a Saturday quarter final match the 23 year old Bolton player collapsed on the field. He was given life saving treatment by both a cardiologist who was in the crown and the London Chest Hospital. What does this have to do with The British Dream?
Well, Fabrice Muamba’s story is incredibly inspiring: he arrived in Britain as a little 11 year old asylum seeker
BBC London had a phone in today discussing whether our children are lazy. This was supported by research suggesting that one in six children cannot swim and one in ten cannot ride a bike. The study found British children were more than twice as likely to spend their free time watching television (79 per cent) than playing sport (34 per cent).
The study apparently surveyed 1500 children. This surely cannot be representative of British children to make such a brash statement that our children are lazy.
My aunt has recently started taking bike riding lessons in north west London. She is nearly 50 and with her husband, they are learning a new skill together.
Her instructor says that most of his current clients are Asian women between 40 and 50 who have never learnt to ride a bike. For most of these women, they never had access to bikes, only boys did. When they were children, girls from good families weren’t seen on bikes; it wasn’t elegant.