Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Giving the old Evo: The beautiful game

I've always had a soft spot for Evo Morales, President of Bolivia. He's not perfect, but who is? Few can say they've done the same amount to tackle corruption, bring multi-nationals to heel or develop real poverty alleviation in one of the poorest countries on Earth.

This, of course, does not excuse thuggery on the football field.

Here we see Evo, first man of Bolivia, giving what can only be described as a quick knee to the balls of an opponent on the football field - apparently in retaliation for an earlier foul.

Press reports suggest that the man Morales left rolling about on the floor in pain was sent off! I suppose there's no point in being President if you can't do this sort of thing, sigh. To add insult to injury Evo's security team then wanted to arrest the man, but were restrained.

I do like the idea of a football playing President - but I'd rather a clean player with good team building skills than a dirty bugger, quick to apply his studs to an opponent's particulars.

1 comment:

modernity said...

politics and football are both dirty games :)