Tuesday, June 24, 2014


As Simi and I went for our walk at about 7pm the streets were eerily quiet.  There was, of course, a certain football match being played far away and, while some shops had closed early, others were darkened and empty with only the sound of a radio or TV commentary indicating the presence inside of their owners. Even the man who sells cherries from his lorry had deserted his post!  

The silence was even eerier after the game but, on twitter, social networks and on TV, shock has turned into indignation and most of it is being directed at the player who appears to have bitten an Italian defender. I will say only that, if my dog were to bite someone, the consequences would be dire, so I don't see why they shouldn't be for a footballer.

I'm sorry that Mr Prandelli, the Italian coach, feels he has to resign, because I did like his suits and the style with which he wore them.  Now I read that the president of the Italian Football Federation is resigning too. Perhaps a few Italian politicians should take note.


Laruchka said...

Despite everything, I am very disappointed Italy had to go out of the world cup in such a mean spirited match :( I hear that particular player is a regular biter. It's amazing if he gets away with it!

Whispering Walls said...

It was a shame - they played very well against (awful) England.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I agree, Laruchka and WW.

Trubes said...

I'm ashamed to be English after our dismal performance and Italy really deserved the win, apart from the vile Barlotti and his shameful behaviour, to say nothing of his ridiculous hairstyle!
Seems to be more Latins in the countdown. I would like to see Brazil win, I just love their passion for the game.
As for Surez he should be banned forever or have his teeth removed, dentures be put in place then removed before each game!
Chloe says hello to you and Simi,
love Di..xx

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Do you mean Balotelli, Trubes? -I rather like him and can't see anything wrong with his hair! Agree with you about Suarez, if it's proved he did it. Woofs to you and Chloe. x

Lee said...

Suarez (or whatever the spelling of his name) should be banned from the game and from all sport...forever. Disgraceful!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I totally agree, Lee.


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