Tuesday, June 13

Spot The Paki

Apparently, World Cup Football football broke some ground today. When France substituted Vikash Dhorasoo in for Wiltord, they also played the first ever Indian player in the World Cup Finals.

I had to be told this, and further this fact doesn't seem to have caught much attention elsewhere (although Dhorasoo has been rightly mentioned in post match reports for his almost-goal). I find this apathy odd, especially considering how often we go on about the lack of Asian players in domestic and international football.

No one seems to care. Perhaps it's not actually the issue we think it is? Or perhaps it's only an issue for English football and the fans there? I can't imagine a England cap for an Asian player passing so quietly, but being the first in Finals altogether is still quite the feat.

4 comments:

  1. I noticed him yesterday! good stuff!

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  2. thats cos most of the france team isnt actually french

    theyre all bloody arabs, african, .. indian...

    bloody indians!! get everywhere

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  3. Ladies watch football too !!!

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  4. I thought he was of Mauritian descent. :-D

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