by Phil Butler, New Eastern Outlook:
The saddest thing under the eyes of God is the sight, sound, and the smell of sore losers hell-bent on poor sportsmanship no matter what. This is the downside of FIFA 2018, and a sparkling World Cup soccer moment in Russia. With nothing but excellence and the spirit of true competition emanating from Moscow and other towns in the world’s biggest country, the same dastardly Russophobes cannot even acknowledge defeat. Reading Jeff Bezos’ Washington Post and other tabloid news headlines today, I cannot help but recall a saying from The Greatest – Muhammad Ali:
“I never thought about losing, but now that it’s happened, the only thing is to do it right.”
Now, with this noble truth in mind let me say this to the George Soros, Jeff Bezos, and bitter little bankers bent on Russia’s destruction – “Give it up, Putin and Russia have beaten your asses at every turn.” The world is coming to know the truth of the matter, you see. What I’m talking about the truth is that right is prevailing, and that excellence is winning out over small-minded pettiness and greed. And FIFA 2018 looks like the final round from a media analyst’s point of view. Read the headlines this morning. There’s no unanimous Russophobia booing. That’s been replaced by genuine objectivity from many of Britain’s and Europe’s media and even a few American outlets.