It is time to dispel the myth that sports can be a harbinger of diplomacy and peace. True peace is born from justice, not the playing of ball and stick games.
Yesterday on MSNBC's YouTube Channel Ari Melber was discussing how this Hamas vs. Israeli conflict got to this point. In the comments I referenced Karim's article and quoted a snippet from his article. MSNBC youtube moderators deleted the comment.
I applaud Karim for applying context. In the news media I’ve listened to so far NO ONE mentioned anything Karim pointed out. Seems like Israel is getting some comeuppance for their previous actions.
Sports should be a reward and a celebration of people coming together. It's not going to mend anything on its own.
I was flicking through channels on Friday and landed on 'The African League'. What's this I thought, and then up he popped in the crowd Infantino, sat by his side kick Wenger. Turns out it's his 'big' African project. About bloody time (but you just know it'll be corrupt).
Just as 9/11 was not the day to discuss America's foreign policy failures, the reaction to this event should not be used as a platform to speak on Israel's policy failures. This was a tragedy.