Thursday, July 21, 2005

Team Britain? Fuck No!

Now that London, ENGLAND, has won the right to stage the 2012 Olympics, the government has extended its policy of Britification to the sporting arena.

There are now talks to establish a British football team in place of the 4 national teams we have at the moment. The English FA were quick to say yes, the Scottish FA said no.

Gareth has taken up the challenge with his new "Team Britain? Fuck no!" campaign. Please follow the link and give him your support.

There are a few reasons why Team Britain should never happen. Here are a few off the top of my head:
  • England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are all entitled to field their own teams in the Olympics.
  • Sport is about the only way that England is allowed to express its national identity.
  • Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are shit at football, England is 7th in the world. We won't stand a chance of winning if we're carrying crap players from the other home nations.
  • English football fans and Scottish football fans hate each other.
  • The 2012 Olympics are being hosted in England, there should be an English team for everything.
There should be no Team Britain for any sporting event. Team Britain? Fuck no!