Wednesday, May 20, 2009

White Men Can't Jump Organize A World Cup Bid

England launched it's Kick It Out campaign to host the 2018 World Cup. And well, it's already in trouble.

They invited the Klan. Or roughly the English equivalent thereof, meaning they like tea with their intolerance.

Anyway, the British National Party is a whites only, anti-immigration party. And man I bet that party frequently goes on all-night meth-fueled benders.

That in itself did not go over to well with some other attendees of the launch party. But there was another faux pas...

After dancing around the issue euphemistically, the Guardian gets to the crux of the matter:

There is also dismay that... everyone who addressed the audience was white and male.
So England launches a White World Cup Bid and they forget to invite minorities (and women). Really, the higher ups in charge of the bid are just trying to mimic the make-up of the English squad... and similarly fall short in their bid to win anything.

Anyway, not in the pic above is an asterisk next to the slogan "England United, the World Invited" that reads "*Except Africa."


The NY Kid said...

hey, at least in France we didn't invite Le Pen out for a go!

Bigus Dickus said...

Oh lets role out John Barnes and Paul Parker to be PC. What a load of bollocks. Hope the Guardian is proud. Tossers.

Population of England 90% white, 1.6% black, Asian 2.7 %.

Would China get the same shit for not rolling out white folks for their bid? Left wing, politicaly correct bullshit.

We must be racist. Wonder if the US will trot out all the illegal Mexicans living here fo their bid.

England is one of the most multi-cultural countries in the world. Is it our fault the Indians play cricket?

The NY Kid said...

actually, yes it is England's fault that the Indians play cricket

Whizalen said...

Bigus - here in America, the "illegal mexicans"* are the only ones who follow soccer anyway. OF COURSE we'll parade them out.

* you should actually use illegal latinos since we have illegals from all over latin and south america, not just Mexico. You know, to be a liberally p.c.

Nathaniel said...

"actually, yes it is England's fault that the Indians play cricket"

the truth hurts, don't it, Bigus?

I LOL'd.

Bigus Dickus said...

Damn yeah, (climbing in, closing trunk lid- muttering) "I meant now. They don't have to keep playing it do they. In England! What they do in India is their own business." (clunk)

EbullientFatalist said...

So, the BNP are Republicans?

Sarah said...

Republicans drink tea? I thought they only drank moonshine.

phil said...

I thought republicans only drank the tears of starving children.

Sarah said...

Well yeah, tears that they ferment into moonshine in their barns.

Ben said...

"Population of England 90% white, 1.6% black, Asian 2.7 %."

So, what about the population of England's national team? Slightly different then.

For a worldwide event, especially one where even predominantly "white" countries have very diverse teams and the sport in general is making public efforts to get rid of various racist aspects it might be a good idea to mix in a few different faces. Or at least keep the freaking BNP off-stage.