Afternoon folks. Not much happening in my exciting life today, except for a few things that have been exercising the old grey matter.
It’s important to get things in perspective I always feel. As you may or may not be aware, I follow sport with a passion, be it cricket, football, horse racing, rugby etc. Sport should be exactly that, something to be enjoyed to the max.
Two sporting occurrences this week have concerned me somewhat. A chap called Wayne Shaw, a larger than life reserve goalkeeper who played for Sutton United, was televised eating a massive pie during his team’s FA Cup match with Arsenal. It came to light that a bet was placed on said Mr. Shaw to eat (more like devour) the pie.
Mr. Shaw has now resigned from Sutton United but one question remains. There are more important things happening in the world, but the world at large thought it best to tut tut at a heinous crime. All it was, was a bit of harmless fun with no sinister undertones. Now the FA are investigating the incident. Crazy. The world game of football is awash with corruption from top to bottom and the FA worry about a 20 stone goalkeeper having his dinner. Priorities….
And in this world you can go from hero to zero very quickly (I should know). Leicester City amazingly, but brilliantly, won the English Premier League last year, pleasing so many of us that love to see the underdog win.
Now the man who managed them to the title, Claudio Ranieri, has been sacked as Leicester find themselves in the relegation dogfight. Crazy, knee jerk reaction by the club’s owners. Ranieri is a decent man who has been unceremoniously kicked in the teeth. We live in a world of little patience and we demand instant success and stamp our feet when success doesn’t happen. Happens in all walks of life. There is a groundswell of sympathy for Mr. Ranieri, but the greedy owners only think of now, rather than the very recent past. Hero to zero indeed.
So we live in a confused, irritable world. Trying to make sense of it is a Devils own job. I struggle to comprehend what goes on, I must say.