The two best things about the World Cup so far in my eyes have been the game between Cameroon and Denmark – which was two parts part Total Football to one part Keystone Cops and was the ideal antidote to the crud that Eng-er-land served up to deface the names of the sons of our nation – and the French saga. I don’t know Who the ConDem Sports Minister is but I’d be flabbergasted if that person could come out with stuff like this from M Roselyne Bachelot [Is this a made-up-name? Ed] who occupies the rôle in France.
“I told the players they had tarnished the image of France. It is a morale* disaster for French football. I told them they could no longer be heroes for our children. They have destroyed the dreams of their countrymen, their friends and supporters.”
Bravo Mademoiselle Bash-a-lot [Geddit!]
[*Are there any sub-eds left after the budget? Ed]
Elsewhere round the blogosphere I have learned this: The fall out of Anelka-gate continues to bring further shame and ridicule on the French national team. FFF sponsor, the Crédit Agricole bank, has pulled the plug on a series of TV ads featuring the team, while hamburger chain Quick have binned their poster campaign featuring Nico.
Allez Les Bleus!