This morning saw the World Cup of Football (soccer for some of you) come to an end. Italy defeated France in a dramatic penalty shootout. I had picked Italy to win and won some money and prizes, so I was happy, but I am sad for Cergie. The worst thing was seeing one of the greated players of all time, Zindane, being sent from the field for a brain explosion inspired head butt. I wonder if we will ever know what happened? I think there may have been some racial abuse involved, but that is speculation.
I know many of my readers know very little about the World Cup. What sets it apart from other world events is that it is truly a World event. The match this morning was probably watched by 2 billion people, 33% of the World's population! Nothing else on this earth will unite people like this tournament. That is why I truly love it.
Now it is over, I will be able to catch up on my sleep and get back to my favourite sport, Rugby League, which is watched by virtually no one in the world... But that's not the point is it?
Congratulations Italy. You made me a rich man today ;o)
San Nakji for President!