Tuesday, September 28, 2010

EU flag of shame over the Ryder Cup

Golf, a fine sport where the individual mainly pits himself against his past performance, is to carry the stigma of being the first sport with a team competing under the shameful collectivist banner that represents the EU Commission and supposedly some other of its associated institutions. Compounding this minor irritation, after all the foul flag has now been thrust everywhere in our faces over many years, the President of the EU Commission, Barroso (One of several Presidents with which the EU is saddled) is to descend on Wales not just to make a speech, but appear on the first tee as the tournament opens (no doubt with his new expensive media poodles in tow). The report is in today's EU Midday Express from which I quote:

President Barroso to cheer on Team Europe at Ryder Cup 2010

President of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso will be speaking at the opening ceremony of Ryder Cup 2010 golf competition between Europe and the United States. The ceremony will take place at 15h30, Thursday September 30th at Celtic Manor, Newport, Wales. The Ryder Cup is the one major sporting event where Europe plays as a single team. President Barroso will also attend the next morning's tee-off to cheer on the players. This will be the President's first visit to Wales and in the margins of the event he meet with the Welsh First Minister.

May the US victory be as complete and thoroughly demeaning as the EU deserves. Not so long ago this was a tournament of British players versus the USA, fitting I guess as Britain effectively no longer exists the EU should have effected this total power grab!



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your last paragraph sums up exactly my thoughts. I hope that the English players playing under that flag get absolutely stuffed.

I shall be supporting the Yanks!

10:56 PM  

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