Friday, Jun. 25, 2010

Giving England the Bird

There are many lows involved in supporting England. The constant expectations nearly always dashed. A star player getting red-carded. Or seeing what David Beckham is wearing now. But on the evening of England's dismal 0-0 draw against Algeria, two moments stood out. Firstly, a bird nestled on top of the goal England was shooting toward, safe in the knowledge that it would not be disturbed by anything as shocking as an English attack. And as unbelievable as it sounds, in the second half, the bird went to the other goal, which England was now attacking!

After the match, an England fan, Pavlos Joseph, unwittingly ended up near the England dressing room (he claims he was looking for the bathroom) and allegedly gave Beckham (who is in South Africa as part of England's technical staff) a piece of his mind over England's dispiriting display, supposedly calling it a "disgrace."