I wonder society sit in a pub and watch the excitement of the tense muscles of sweaty football fans, on which one can see that most physical activity over the past couple of years for them were really "two and a half", as they are changing the face and voice, if a TV screen right under their nose put out a red card. annoys me is not the night sounds of screaming fans and vuvuzelav that completely devastate the skull. probably why I like it "FIFA World Cup" Paul Kostyukevich because I was pretty common this madness.
I am pleased to share sports frenzy with their friends, even though I know that none of them will answer my strange for "football" people issues. Why women do not comment on football matches? Why the World Cup referees sea from Africa? Why the Taliban banned the sport? Why are fun to paint boobs in national flag colors and shake them in the stands? ..
Why do we hate ice rinks? The usual argument of "the economy collapsed, the sovereignty of the country is in danger, and then build palaces" does not pass, because hate these harmless and very useful structures of all the people together. Because of this sincere hatred that sport is directly related to human dignity. It's not just about the will to win, the spirit of competition and other such things. It was more about what each of us must dispose adinavlasna and voluntarily — of his own body.
Any chain of command — from the ancient rituals initsyyalnyh to compulsory military service and school uniforms — based just on the discipline of the body. Hence the desire for all kinds of parades, demonstrations, public meetings with subordinates and other "Triumph of the Will" subordinate bodies. Subordinate body — the subordinate soul. Therefore, we have as main sport — very often the first people in the country. Such a thing can not let go.
World Cup in South Africa was also interesting was not football passions. In general, the most exciting events in such a process of drawing lots. Blatter is not like octopus Paul, though he certainly tentacles more. So, as soon as South Africa opted to Libya and Egypt (although already from the Beijing Olympics in Sochi have become so obvious interests of a large sports policy), I have built an image of itself "new colonization". Africa remains a painful place of my mind, I have to still I remember in the second grade, we collected toothbrushes and soap, to send them unhappy and seems eternally hungry African children. Scary in itself the word "apartheid" I still remember the spoken voice Bovina …
So I imagined that the "white man" will come to the unfortunate country tormented racial segregation SNIDam, creepy national conflicts and sorrows. Having got there stadiums and roads to them nastvarayuts hundreds of thousands of jobs for a couple of years, and all this just to show their "good will." No other reason I had not seen, probably because I really genuinely uninteresting sport.
But when I caught sight of a book "More Than a Game: Soccer vs. Apartheid: The most important of all football stories". During the apartheid era in South African Prison "Robin Island", where for decades in appalling conditions held political prisoners from 1969 to 1991, acted Football League dipping (Makana Football Association). According to the memoirs of former prisoners, it is sports, tough initially banned by the authorities, allowed them to maintain the dignity and unity. They first played in the torture chambers of the swords, from shirts and folded paper. But the games were of international standards, which have learned from a book found in the prison library. Then he broke the Red Cross, and the prisoners were allowed to play on the field …
All this would remain a nagging story worthy of a Hollywood movie even if Jacob Zuma, the current president of South Africa, and Chairman of the African National Congress, was once the captain of one of the league's clubs in prison, as well as other political and public figures of South Africa , which are now lead their new republic, not football ways.