June 19, 2006, - 12:33 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
I was ridiculed for writing that the countries who love soccer and Michael Jackson are the countries that hate America. (Add Jerry Lewis, Woody Allen, and David Hasselhoff to that list.) But I was right. And to add to it, not long after I wrote that, Mr. Jackson went to his new homes in Bahrain and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
It’s not debatable. Soccer sucks.
And now, more evidence from that font of the inane and cornucopia of the boring, the World Cup of Soccer:
* Saudi players, presumptuous as ever, will accept being chosen “the man of the match,” only if Anheuser-Busch, the award sponsor, isn’t mentioned. The Saudi soccer federation secured that pledge from FIFA, the governing body of the Cup.
While some Saudi officials said the ban on Anheuser-Busch was linked to the Muslim ban on alcohol consumption, other press reports said it’s due to the fact that Anheuser-Busch is an AMERICAN company. As we’ve written, A-B donates money for scholarships to illegal aliens. So, the company should be exactly the type of Infidel company the Saudis love.
As for the alcohol ban, we just love that the 15 of the 19 9/11 hijackers who were Saudis were also religous Muslims who partook in alcohol–and prostitutes–at the Pink Pony in South Florida AND in Vegas. How do you spell “hypocrisy”? H-O-U-S-E O-F S-A-U-D.
* Members of the Iranian Parliament urged President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to launch an official government inquiry into the reasons for Iran’s “weak performance” at the World Cup. Iran lost to Mexico and Portugal.
Uh-oh. Looks like the legacy of Uday Hussein lives on in the country his pop hated. We foresee beatings and torture in the Iranian soccer players’ near future.
The Parliamentary members also demanded the firing of Iranian soccer coach Branko Ivankovic and Iranian Football Federation officials, citing “damage to the public’s feelings and sense of national pride.”
Religion of Peace, Game of Peace, Baby. Yeah.
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