Thursday, November 17

World Cup turns ugly

Ever since the advent of so-called Ping-Pong diplomacy in 1971, when U.S. table tennis players became the first Americans invited into China since the Communist takeover in 1949, sports has been perceived to build bridges between countries and cultures.

Ugly incidents at three of the five World Cup soccer playoffs Wednesday night have seriously undermined that perception.
This is so sad but I don't think we should be surprised; we learned a long time ago how much these events mean to the players and countries involved.
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