Saturday, November 17, 2007

Beautiful World*

Football is just a game. It is a very stupid game of 22 people kicking or catching or heading a round object on a green patch of land. Football is not a metaphor for life, living, society or community. Football is meaningless. Football is not important. Fooball is crass. Football is divisive. Football breeds racism, reaction and contempt for "others". Football is the playground of the super-rich. Football exploits working class people.

Football also makes me happy.

At 5 o'clock today, the Scotland football team will take to the field and I will cry. I will shout at the television screen. I will jump out of my seat frequently. Today, I am thinking there are no huns, fenians, blue Brazils, Arabs, Thistle, Ayrshire Killie, Dons, United, Meadow, Vics, Pollock, Arthurlie, Jambos, Hibbees, Rovers or any of that. There is just one thing today - WE ARE SCOTLAND! Come on ya fuckin beauties - get right intae them!

* Devo

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Blogger Yorkshire Pudding said...

You forgot The Crankies and The White Heather Show! It's time to give those Eye-ties a bloody nose and send em homeward to think again about spaghetti, macaroni, lasagne and the other cheap pasta they gobble. Remember Bannockburn!

2:19 pm  
Anonymous marc said...

You forgot Cobblers!! Rootin for your boys, mate!

3:10 pm  
Blogger jaypar said...

love ou bloggs and the way you write

5:52 pm  
Blogger Reidski said...

YP and Marc - I guess it just wasn't to be.

jaypar - thanks for the comments.

12:20 pm  
Blogger Darren said...

First Paragraph:

Something we said?

12:32 pm  

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