Failed at the cricket, failed at the rugby, failed at the tennis, failed at the (womens) football. These high-profile cock-ups almost sum yet another year of British sporting disaster. When our teams lose a competitive game in any sport, the public moans, and constantly repeat the claim that we are crap at every sport that we play.
That is a load of rubbish! The real problem is that we Brits aren’t really crap at sport… we’re just plain lazy. Most of our athletes hate having to work hard in training, and sometimes having to go through the pain barrier in order to become the best. We cannot claim that the lack of sporting facilities as an excuse… they are there, it’s just they’re not being used. We prefer to sit at home and play video games instead.
It seems the only sport we like to do well in is excessive whinging. We love a whinge, whether if its over issues like immigration, the government or the cost of petrol. But it’s worse when there is a sporting event we’re involved in. It’s as if the athletes have put the entire nation on their shoulders. If they win, the nation celebrates. If we lose, they’re get slagged off. The intellectual laziness of us Brits surprises foreigners. We like to sit on our fat backsides and demand that we win all the time. No wonder many of us suffer from obesity.
Until we as a nation stop whinging, get off our a***s and start doing about this, we may never get the chance to create real sporting heroes again.