Sunday, June 26, 2011

Well, time to root for France

The Women's World Cup kicks off this morning with the first match being Nigeria facing France (the French win the National Anthem battle...but then they always do IMO). Nothing against the individuals making up the Nigerian national team, but it's hard to root for a team that has a coach going on a witch hunt.

For the past two years the Nigerian Football Federation has conducted a witch-hunt to kick women off the national team who were suspected of being gay. And the team's coach just bragged to the New York Times that she has dealt with “the big problem” of lesbianism.

This would be even more singularly outrageous but for the fact that one of the more important financial backers of the American men's professional soccer league helps fund anti-gay activism in this country.


Anonymous said...

soccer won't ever gain the popularity in the U.S it has in other countries, if that's the attitude their big dawg deep pockets foster.

pansypoo said...

not enough scoring.