Yesterday England didn't get the football or something. Apparently there was a thing where all the countries in the world wanted it, and we wanted it and we didn't get it and someone else did. Or something.
In case it's not already been made clear, I have no interest in football or England's "bid" for the World Cup. The "winners" (or something) were Russia and Qatar. Not England. So because of this - whether it's true or not - the papers are out in force to scream "CONSPIRACY!" at the top of their lungs. Clearly our own Dream Team of Jesus Christ, Prince Charming and Lord Voldemort (pictured, above) couldn't swing it either. But not to worry, because even though it's not happening in England there will still be football to support! That's good news, isn't it? COME ON THE REDS! Or something.
I couldn't give two shiny shits about the World Cup Bid, personally, but I know that plenty out there do care. So commiserations to those people.
It's a shame, isn't it, that at a time when this country is raising tuition fees and making damaging cuts across the board; at a time when we're paying far more than is morally acceptable to host the Olympic Games in 2012; it's a shame that at a time when I can't afford a ticket to a football match even if I really wanted to, that this country - sorry, England - will NOT be paying ridiculous amounts of money to host yet another sporting event, wanted only to show the rest of the world how bloody marvellous we are as a country. Not.
I'm not sorry we didn't get the World Cup - sorry, that ENGLAND didn't get the world cup. In fact, we could do without the extra expense. How about we take whatever money the Government would have paid towards staging the Cup and spend it on wiping away these ridiculous education cuts... I'd back that bid.