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according to Sepp Blatter anyway.
I must say there are times when I kind of agree with this sentiment
what nationality are you?
English/ Irish hybrids.
Wasn't aware of any other time I've said this though.
Its just sometimes - like last weeks uproar about the world cup bid I do wonder that's all.
Maybe its just a media thing
but really, I think its the perceived slight that Fifa have given the bid which was technically considered the best in virtually every department. If they'd come bottom and every other country had a better bid it wouldnt even be news. Theres a definite slant in the media of "BRITAIN IZ DA BEST" but along with nearly evrything else they print its blown out of all proportion and not representative of the general poulation?
to be fair the Irish media were an embarrassment after the Henry handball last year.
Certain sections were seriously asking for Ireland to be put into the World cup as a 33rd team - Madness.
Then other times I just think, "hey, actually, pretty much everyone in the world - regardless of nationality - is a bad loser, a worse winner, and frankly pretty hateful". Helps me feel superior.
That said, obviously the ONLY way we could have lost the WC bid is due to MASSIVE CORRUPTION and BACKHANDERS and MAFIA and OIL MONEY and not just cos we're a muddy little northern island full of sourfaced moaners who aren't very good at football.