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The Whining Forum: AWESOME POST in "Soccer is bullshit", by Yar
Soccer victory is decided by people faking victimization, and by a corrupt, powerful official who is not held accountable.
To most people in the world, that is how life works. Some asshole fakes it and gets lucky, or a corrupt government lurches mysteriously into or out of your favor. You struggle endlessly, but your struggles are far less likely than these to result in meaningful progress. Either way, the progress will be barely measurable, and you'll likely end up with the same low measure as everyone else.
So soccer makes sense as a sport.
Except in America, where we expect, insist, that shit be designed fair. That officials, while not perfect, be transparent and held accountable. That while nothing is guaranteed, successful efforts usually lead to successful results, and a meaningful margin defines each victor. That's how we see life, and what we expect in sport.
So soccer is boring and pisses us off. Like most of the rest of the world is boring and pisses us off.