The Artful Dodger wrote:
lmcjaho wrote:1. Third-World-Country-Football AKA Soccer
Ah, thanks for proving my xenophobic point.
OK, I cannot possibly let this go. Soccer is the closest thing to a universal sport and in fact, it is. The game was started in England, spread across Europe, and when Europeans emigrated to the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Australia, the game spread. It is still played in those nations today, obviously, and why else do you think European nations bother to assemble a national soccer team, let alone a league? They're not quite third world, no? Neither are a number of Asian nations nor Australia. The US has a league and a national team as well.
...and you say third world like it's a bad thing. It's like inner city kids who take a shine to basketball early and aspire to become basketball players. Kids aspiring to become baseball players in Latin American countries by learning and embracing the game as its own. It's also beautiful to see those in poverty here and abroad that see hope in playing soccer, even if it's just to pass the time and simply to have fun.
What you just said smacks of ignorance, IMO.