Good morning, everyone. Except for the Hungary fans who racially abused Jude Bellingham: I wish you a distinctly poor morning.
The ugly side of football reared its head once against yesterday in Budapest. While England’s national team was in the process of dismantling Hungary, its fans took it upon themselves to, instead of vocally supporting their team, shout racist chants and make racist gestures at England’s various black players, including Jude Bellingham and Raheem Sterling.
So these racist pricks are obviously terrible people, but something I don’t think gets enough discussion is just how pathetic they are. For a second, I want you to imagine how miserable you must be to have the mindset of one of the Hungarian fans racially abusing Jude Bellingham. You’ve been given the opportunity to watch the English National Team, which features some of the most talented players in the world, face your own National Team in your home stadium. It’s a chance very few people around the world will actually have in their lives. But instead of taking the time to absorb the moment and appreciate the quality of play you’re privileged to witness, you instead use it as an opportunity to vent all of your own impotent rage against a group of upstanding young men like Jude Bellingham who, despite having likely faced significantly higher hurdles to success, have already accomplished exponentially more than you ever will in your entire life.
It’s hard to imagine anything more pathetic.
Germany Wins on Flick’s Debut
We might as well crown Germany the 2022 World Cup Champions already. After defeating the mighty Liechtenstein 2-0, there’s really nowhere for them to go but down.
USA Draws El Salvador 0-0
I don’t know, I was going to recap this game but I basically fell half-asleep in the 15th minute and nothing even remotely noteworthy happened at any point after. I’m sure Stars and Stripes FC has a better recap up.
The Daily Buzz
I like to use the International Break to ask off-topic questions. What’s one country you’d like to visit to watch a domestic league, outside of the United States or any of the top five in Europe?