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“Three Lions” perfectly captures the masochism of supporting England

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CA-Oxonian

So if I understand the situation correctly, millions of people are getting excited about a few men whom they've never met and about whom they know essentially nothing, merely because these men happen to be wearing a particular type of shirt and shorts. The achievements (or otherwise) of these men are deemed somehow to transfer to the general population, most of whom are fat and lazy and would likely have a stroke or cardiac event were they ever to attempt to emulate even vaguely the antics of those to whom so many hopes are being attached.

Clearly, we humans are very odd indeed.

Forlana

Do I read it correctly that The Economist is not free of the Mundial folly? :---) First some heavy statistics about the World Cup, now even Prospero... No complaints, don't get me wrong. As someone said - football is the most important of unimportant things.
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However I miss some more general references. Something a bit Jones-esque: "From football to eternity". Or at least Bershidsky-esque: "Oh, the Symbolism of Germany's World Cup Exit".
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-06-28/oh-the-symbolism-of-g...
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Anyway, I was impressed by the way the Japan team's changing room looked after they left. http://bi.gazeta.pl/im/77/88/16/z23627127V,Szatnia-pozostawiona-przez-ze...