Embarrassing A Nation

This World Cup has been exciting, and that could be an understatement. We have been treated to a lot of goals, great saves, a ton of upsets and surprises. 

Now, I can go on and on about this tournament, but my focus is on the Italian national team. The very team who could not win against Costa Rica. The very team who was shut out in the final two games, which eliminated them from the group stages. Yes THE GROUP STAGES. That makes it 2 World Cups in a row after winning in 2006. Embarrassing! 

Mario Balotelli apparently is the only reason Italy lost. Actually if you believe any of these idiots/racists you would think he cost Italy in 2010, even though he wasn’t on the squad. Come to think of it, he cost us the World Cup in 1994! I hope you all catch my sarcasm there… All I am going to say about him is this; Yes he is emotional. Yes he gets angry. Yes he is curious. What 23 year old isn’t? Leave the guy alone already. Read the article below to catch more on Super Mario. (Not my article, nor do I have any attachment or investment. I just like to share other well written pieces.)

http://www.smh.com.au/fifa-world-cup-2014/world-cup-news-2014/italy-star-mario-balotelli-hits-back-at-racist-detractors-20140626-zslyb.html

 

Now for the real problem, which many Italians will deny. Racism and hypocrisy. First and foremost, Italy and Italians without a doubt are some of the most racist, ignorant, stuck up people on this planet. They just don’t get it, until I slap them around. I do not care what color your skin is, I care about what colors you bleed. At the end of the day the goal is the same, to win the World Cup. Well at least that is what I thought. Listen to the words echoed by some of the old guard, who in my opinion have done absolutely nothing since 2006. 

After scoring the winning goal and playing a great game, Danielle De Rossi only has negative things to say about Balotelli. Really? You won the opening game of the group stages and instead of praise and positive reflection, he criticizes his fellow countryman. Good job you moron. Way to keep the team spirit alive. Because that is what “real men” do, right? Don’t blame the old guard says another who goes by the name of Gigi Buffon. Naw, why would you take any blame for losing in the group stages once again? Real men blame the young ones. It’s all your fault I am old and crusty. That’s just pathetic.

Word is the “old guard” didn’t like nor did they want Mario Balotelli or Antonio Cassano on the team, and it showed. This team didn’t play together nor did it come together when they needed it most. Instead they found excuses, placed blame like little kids and pointed fingers like cowards. I really do not care what you did back in 2006, because if we go on this route, hey Balotelli carried this team at Euro 2012. Really, these “Old Guards” are losers. What have they really won? Discount Andrea Pirlo when he played for that AC Milan side who simply dominated. He’s been losing ever since he left Milan. Buffon may be the greatest keeper of this decade, but lets be real here. 1 World Cup in 2006 and nothing since. Don’t be fooled by the tainted Italian league championships, when I say tainted I am being nice. De Rossi, who is a jerk, was suspended for 4 games during the 2006 World Cup because he elbowed an opponent. Yet he’s a “real man”? I wonder how old De Rossi was when he made a selfish play and almost cost the squad the game??? HYPOCRITE comes to mind. 

Don’t get me wrong, they made us proud back in 2006 but what have they done since? The old guard decided to bitch and complain, play like crap and show how truly selfish they are, because if they did not do these things, would I be writing about the embarrassing exit during the group stages of the World Cup? You really want to blame 1 or 2 guys who have rarely featured on the national team for all these embarrassing moments? Grow up already. Every team has to face adversity and obstacles such as horrendous officiating. When you lose, have some dignity about you. Before anyone starts to disagree with me, remember this is the country and the fans who ran Roberto Baggio out of town because he is Buddhist. This man carried every team he played for on his back, yet he was treated like an animal. Paolo Maldini, the greatest defender of all time, stepped down from the national team just to be scolded for doing so. Well, Maldini, unlike Pirlo, knew when his time was up. That is what a real man does. 

So here is to hoping the people who matter realize what is wrong because if nothing is done, this embarrassing event will continue to happen. 

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