Not really – have to be in another room in a few mins anyhow. But ’twas watching Ivory Coast v Brazil yesterday as a total neutral. I didn’t care who won as long as there were skills on show.
What I got, in the first half certainly, was overpaid petulance, two teams scared to move forwards and the most ridiculous of strung together hospital passes. And one of the most ludicrous dives by lil Didz Drogs which was both entertaining in its athleticism as it was mischievous in its gamesmanship. So I doodled this as I watched:
Of course that was followed by Kaka and Keita and their little theatrical double header, a horrendous leg snapper (which seems to have been forgotten by the media… Was the third goal scorer seriously injured or not? Apart from the replays there’s been no info that I’ve seen) and so on… What interested me was that both Kaka and Drogba raised their fingers to heaven or crossed themselves in thanks for particular parts of their game – the parts that worked right – yet didn’t stop themselves from mischief or unsportsmanlike actions throughout the rest of the game. I generally follow football through the radio – Alan Green being a particular favourite although sometimes short memoried sommentator – but even I know that Drogba is a thesaural equivalent of cheating/diving/playacting toadwart. Kaka I’ve generally not followed but was vaguely aware that he has his moments… So the match seemed to be a 90 minute variation of Police, Camera Action where you see cars cut up and put in danger by drivers with fish signs on the back.
So, no sermon then 🙂 just amused me with the parallel. And now is close enough to 11 that I have to dash so dash I will.