At last, a real idea for affecting progressive social change within football. Enough of the milquetoast official “Let’s Kick INSERT REACTIONARY TENDENCY Out of Football” campaigns. Time for real action. The Grauniad’s Steven Wells—always worth a lookie—hits on the brilliant idea of just assuming all pro ‘ballers “have it in for each other,” if you see what I’m saying. This move, if undertaken by a working majority of fans, would simultaneously eliminate homophobia within the game and set up all kinds of hilarious scenarios involving pricey designer man-bags and spa treatments. Was I the only one who noticed that, during last week’s Barcelona v. Man Utd match, only the players’ aestheticians seemed to on their game? I have never seen a finer collection of sculptured eyebrows.
Strangely, Guardian readers do not appear to be reacting favo(u)rably to S. Wells’ insight, to judge by the comment box.
P.S.: Wells quotes an ex-Juve paper-pusher to this effect: “There are no gays in football … a homosexual cannot do the job of a footballer.” Interesting. I would like to introduce this gentleman to the goalkeeper for my Albina Going Unicorns. Dangerous Dave could bury the man just inside the penalty area without hesitation—on a clean play, mind you—before offering him a ten-percent discount on his next hair dye.