Tag Archives: Soccer

Israel, Europe, Palestine, and the Political Football

So, UEFA’s Under-21 championship kicked off on June 5 to decide which nation has the best “youth” players in Europe. This year, there’s a catch. The tournament is hosted by Israel which, of course, is not in Europe. Israel is bordered by Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria making it about as Middle East as you […]

A New Team for MLS, Human Rights, & the Death Penalty

New York City FC will join MLS in 2015. The new team is a partnership between the New York Yankees and (major party) Manchester City FC, aka Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan from the United Arab Emirates. As these things tend to be, it is a complicated arrangement. The Empire Supporters Club, a fan […]

That Nigeria Lesbian Witch Hunt Interview (In Full)

“So it is a practice that is very bad, even in our bible it is condemned. You know of Sodom and Gomorrah. In the bible Sodom and Gomorrah was destroyed because of this kind of act. So we don’t tolerate it.”

Presenting, With Courage, The Lesbians Of Africa

On April 28, 2008, Eudy Simelane left a bar in her hometown outside Johannesburg and was accosted by some men. She was robbed of her phone, shoes, and money. She was then murdered, her body later found in a creek in a park, a place known as a dumping ground for local gangsters.

Greek Austerity Teaches Kids Value of Possesion. Maybe.

The internet has been getting a little excited about this clip of a youth team in Greece that passed the ball through seemingly all 11 players before scoring. The kid who finally scored should have squared the ball to the guy on his left who was free, though. Greedy.

In The Beginning…

The subsequent published story suggested Farina may one day coach the national team, a theory shot down in the article by the Australian legend Johnny Warren and the-then Australia coach Eddie Thomson. But the story did win an award…