This one is just too good to miss. At first I thought people were joking about it, but then I read the original piece that started it and, sure enough, there it was all real and incredibly funny.
So, arch-conservative pundit Ann Coulter has stated in a blog post that the growing interest in soccer in the U.S. — fueled as it is by the national team’s success in the 2014 World Cup’s group phase — “can only be a sign of the nation’s moral decay”. Why? Well, it’s not complicated, really. Here is the gist of the argument:
Individual achievement is not a big factor in soccer. In a real sport, players fumble passes, throw bricks and drop fly balls — all in front of a crowd. When baseball players strike out, they’re standing alone at the plate. But there’s also individual glory in home runs, touchdowns and slam-dunks.
In soccer, the blame is dispersed and almost no one scores anyway. There are no heroes, no losers, no accountability, and no child’s fragile self-esteem is bruised. There’s a reason perpetually alarmed women are called “soccer moms,” not “football moms.”
Oh, boy. No comment is needed, but why don’t political pundits just stick to… politics? For my part, I’m not giving up on the World Cup, although I’ll keep an eye out for any moral hazards creeping behind my back while I’m focused on the TV. Oh, and I have to say, even if by doing so I may be contributing to the nation’s moral decay, that Ann Coulter is still really hot! (Scroll down for the video.)
1. No soccer fan: Conservative pundit Ann Coulter wrote ‘any growing interest in soccer can only be a sign of the nation’s moral decay’.
2. Coulter: “Do they even have MVPs in soccer? Everyone just runs up and down the field and, every once in a while, a ball accidentally goes in,ΓÇÖ she writes. ΓÇÿThat’s when we’re supposed to go wild. I’m already asleep.”
3. Coulter: “I promise you: No American whose great-grandfather was born here is watching soccer. One can only hope that, in addition to learning English, these new Americans will drop their soccer fetish with time.”
4. Last month Coulter tweeted this controversial photo mocking the ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ campaign trying to bring awareness of the missing Nigerian schoolgirls.
5. U.S. soccer fans celebrate.
Source: Ann Coulter.
And here is the video:
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