June 14th, 2012
The Grudge Report: Apologies, Attacks & Intervention Attempts
Image: Claudio Villa/Getty Images.
We might spend our time pretending that the world consists only of hot footballers, their lovely partners, ridiculous cars and the odd llama, but sometimes, shit happens.
Let’s just get the latest crappy news out of the way now so we can press on with the pretty and/or woolly.
- Antonio Cassano dumped all over our growing fondness for him and his nummy progeny Tuesday by answering a perfectly reasonable question in the following manner: “Queers in the national team? That’s their business. But I hope not.” He has since issued an apology, claiming that he “…only said that it was a problem which was nothing to do with me and I don’t let myself express judgments on other people’s choices, which should all be respected.”
- UEFA is to investigate allegations of racist chanting by Spanish fans during their team’s 1-1 draw with Italy. The matter was drawn to the officials’ attention by Spanish fans who reportedly attempted to intervene when monkey chants were directed towards Mario Balotelli.
- On the other hand, Russian and Polish fans were too busy fighting one another to abuse any players during their teams’ tie on Tuesday. This bad behaviour from Russia’s supporters came only four days after the national team had to pay the price for their fans attacking stadium stewards.
- And finally, Wayne Rooney had a haircut. You might think we’re making light of some serious issues by adding this, but honestly? This list is made up of things we do not want to see in football. Unfortunately, Wazza’s new ‘do falls is flirting heavily with that category.
Image: REUTERS/Nigel Roddis.