Thursday, August 26, 2010

How many times have I told you that humans are intrinsically stupid and destructive! Here's more evidence

There are two things that are an absolute no-go in my life: religion and football. Religion because it's demeaning, ridiculous and flies in the face of all reason (and loads of priests are paedophiles), and football because, well, it sucks.

And why does it suck? Because it attracts aggression and violence like a magnet, because it's obsessive, and because many players earn salaries that are big enough to eradicate hunger and starvation from the face of the planet.

And if you want an example of football destructiveness, obsessiveness and stupidity all rolled into one, take a look at this:

Fans of the Greek side Panionios have dug up their own football pitch and torn down the goal posts because - wait for it - they were outraged at the idea of their ground being used by their hated local rivals AEK Athens after the original venue for the Europa League match between Scottish team Dundee United and AEK Athens had to be switched from the Olympic Stadium to Panionios due to sprinklers problems at the Olympic ground.

Apparently, Panionios fans were so pissed off that they broke into their own stadium and wreaked havoc in order to stop the game from going ahead.

If anyone's interested (for fuck sake, get a life!), the game will now take place at Georgios Karaiskakis stadium in Athens, home of Olympiacos (the fans of which are clearly somewhat more civilized than those at Panionios.

But there's a final twist to the tale: AEK fans have been banned from attending the match in order to ensure safety. This means that Dundee United's 600 travelling fans will be the only supporters in the 33,500-seater stadium.

Have you ever heard of anything so absurd, so ridiculous, so childish, and so pathetic?!

That's football for you :-)


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