Thursday, 2 June 2011

A Sudden Interest In Sporting Events

Given my general disinterest in sports, I've not been following the recent FIFA media storm except in the vaguest terms.  Once it gets into the realm of international relations, though, my antennae start twitching a little.

Which is how I've been led to this.  Obviously, I have no idea who "Julio Grondona" is, but from his comments I'm assuming he's entirely fictional, or at least has been replaced with a Jose Mourinho-style Setanta puppet.  The money quote:
"But with the English bid I said: Let us be brief. If you give back the Falkland Islands, which belong to us, you will get my vote. They then became sad and left."
"Became sad and left" is my new favourite euphemism for someone departing in an apoplectic rage after you've said something incredibly insulting (I suspect it will get quite some play over Christmas with my family). 

Further research provides additional evidence that Grodonda can't be a real person, though some of his jokes are distinctly unpleasant:
"I do not believe a Jew can ever be a referee at this level. It’s hard work and, you know, Jews don’t like hard work."
Presumably the Jews then became sad and left. You know, like in 1948.

I say we strike back by promoting Jim Davidson to the highest echelons of the F.A.  And/or sinking the ARA Sarandi.

h/t to Rising Hegemon.


BigHead said...

Next time Argentina try to host the world cup we should offer our vote in exchange for the surrender of 10 Nazis.

SpaceSquid said...

That's a fairly reasonable exchange rate, actually...

Gooder said...

For comedy FIFA crooks I also recommend checking up on Jack Warner