Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Bored? How is that possible?

More offensive than their lacklustre performance on the pitch is the news that the England players are bored. Really? No books to read? No newspapers? Surfing the net? Visiting the local area? Rustenburg is on the edge of two national parks in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. A country with a fascinating and complex history. Not actually far from Johannesburg. I was lucky enough to go there about three years ago - can I recommend, Mr Rooney, Mr Terry, a trip to Soweto or to the apartheid museum. A chance to realise what a privileged, over-indulged lifestyle you lead. A chance also to understand how monumental it is to see a sports tournament happening in South Africa when so many of us back here (booing!) can remember the boycotts.....in fact that thought is so uplifting I don't care who wins....one could say that South Africa has won already....

3 comments:

Kevin Musgrove said...

Of course they're bored - fancy having to play football when they could be doing interesting things like knocking up each other's girlfriends.

Scarlet Blue said...

They all need a good slap.
They prefer having a celebrity lifestyle to playing football. They are rubbish. The pub team down the road are more entertaining.
Grrrrrrr...
Sx

Russ said...

Oh come on Lise, after playing football their whole adult lives 4 of them couldn't figure out the complexities of defending a goal kick last Sunday and you expect them to have the mental capacity to read a book !