Posted on 18-11-2009
Filed Under (Sports) by Rashtrakut

France sneaks into the Football World Cup aided by Thierry Henry’s hand.  Raises a question whether sportsmanship is passe or whether I am being naive.  It brings to mind Diego Maradona’s infamous hand of god that ultimately overshadowed possibly the best goal ever scored.  Too much money and raw national pride appears to be at stake for sportsmanship to win out.  I cannot help but remember the defining idiom of the then gentlemanly game that I grew up with – That’s not cricket.   Of course cricket today is rife with dubious ungentlemanly tactics.

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