I know few who read me are football (American “football”) fans. But something happened in a game today I feel compelled to say something about. A player, a quarterback, playing for a team that hasn’t had many winning games of late, was knocked unconscious in a home game, and the hometown fans cheered.
What does that say about us as a culture? As a people?
I say, it says we’ve sunk pretty low, too *dang* low, and odds are, we’re doomed. This player says it exactly right: Eric Winston: Fans cheering Matt Cassel’s injury are ‘sickening’.
I would like very much to tell the world we (Americans) are not all obese morons; that some of our schoolchildren actually can read and make change for a dollar. But evidence would make me a liar.
And, Matt? I wouldn’t play for those people again iffin I were you. Make ’em pay me, but sit on the bench. Wow.
And if I lived in K.C.? I think maybe I’d lie about that fact.
Yes, I know fans acting badly at sporting events is nothing new, nor limited to the USA. But, cheering an injury.. Repugnant.