It may be hard for Americans to understand the passion involved in football here in the UK, (another difference betwen our 2 cultures,
Liverpool F.C. are a mighty and proud club with a long and proud tradition and a reputation and support far out-reaching the City they are based
They have won countless domestic and European honours and are generally renowned for the dignity with which the club has been run.
Gillet and Hicks have saddled Liverpool F.C. with an enormous debt through shady and misguided deals which have had nothing to do with Liverpool F.C.
They have had their worst season for years, they have sacked their manager, there are doubts over the future's of their best players and have no
clear direction at all and are a club in total disarray.
Liverpool suppoters are understandably up in arms over this.
But burning the US flag?
Just a tadge extreme isn't it.
Not as if the US have illegally invaded Liverpool or anything.
Now then I could understand it.
It boils my piss when I see people burn either the St. George's Cross or The Union Flag.
It get's me very angry indeed.
So I can understand why Americans are upset over this.
Just as I am sure our US cousins will understand our disgust at watching footage of US citizens trampling on and setting fire to a Union Flag in
protest over the recent oil spillage.
BP a privately owned company who have been responsible for an environmental disaster off the US coastline.
Gillet and Hicks two American citizens who are in the process of asset stripping one of the UK's greatest sporting institutions.
Maybe US citizens should save some of their indignation for things like theenvironmental disaster that is occurring in the Niger Delta, something that
And guess who are involved.
You got it.
US owned oil companies are complicit up to their necks!
And as I stated earlier, who can forget the way American owned Union Carbide conducted themselves before, during and after Bhopal.
This is not an anti-US post at all.
It's an attempt to inform and help our US members understand the passions involved here and to point out there are flag burning people on both sides
of the pond and that people in glass houses and all that.
And I'd just like to add that I am one of the few Brits I know who likes Baseball and think American Football is ok, but I find it funny when you
call something the World Series or World Championship etc when it's only teams from the US and Canada competing, hardly the world is it! lol.
And Basketball IS the most boring sport of all.
Edit to add link.
[edit on 4/6/10 by Freeborn]