Thursday, September 21, 2006

Soccer Vs Football

This past week i have been shadowing a journalist from a TV Network in order to gain "work experience" as it is referred to in the UK. In Canada, it's known as being a sucker and working for free.

As such, i have been able to experience some interesting things these past few days. One of the highlights was attending a press conference at Murray Park for the Glasgow Rangers. Now, i'm not much of a soccer fan (or "football" if you're an uptight wanker), but after watching the young and fit players stretch and kick about a ball, i was well on my way to becoming a fan. Previous to being lead into the Holy Temple of Murray Park, i wouldn't know a Rangers player from any other ned off the street.

For most Canadians, we live a cushiony existence ignorant of violent sectarianism. In Scotland, it's a past time.

Basically there are two major soccer teams in Glasgow: Rangers and Celtic. If you're Protestant you support Rangers; if you're Catholic you support Celtic. i'm sure that there is a historical and well-reasoned arguement for this but any offers of such are still retarded. Why? Because if you happen to support the "wrong" team in the wrong place at the wrong time, you might just get the shit kicked out of you or worse, you could be killed. Some people say that times have changed but up until 1986, if you were Catholic, you could NOT be hired by the Rangers.

Being neither Protestant or Catholic, i say, go ahead; kill each other. Darwinism at its basic.

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