The British Olympic Committee have caused outrage in Scotland and Wales by lying in a press release announcing the FA’s (or the English FA as they should more accurately be known) unilateral decision to field an English football team as “Team GB” in the Olympics.
The BOA has claimed that an “historic agreement” has been reached to allow players from all four home nations to play in a GB football team but the Scottish and Welsh FAs have both released statements saying they have been part of no such agreements and they will not take part in “Team GB”.
There is very little support for a “Team GB” football team in the Olympics. Support is pretty much restricted to British politicians in England, the English FA, the BOA and FIFA. The corrupt President of FIFA, Sepp Blatter, has said on more than one occasion that there should only be one football team in the UK. The fan associations of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are all opposed to the idea of a “Team GB” football team, the Scottish FA is opposed to the idea of a “Team GB” football team, the Welsh FA is opposed to the idea of a “Team GB” football team, the Northern Irish FA is opposed to the idea of a “Team GB” football team. Which event has had the most unsold tickets for the 2012 Olympics? Yep, football – nobody wants to see an English football team running round the pitch with union flags on their shirts.