Its unusual for me to moan or promote a personal agenda on Slugger so I hope I will be forgiven this selfish entry.
South Africa should hold its head in shame. They have disgraced themselves on the international stage and brought pain to countless millions. Today saw a suffering launched on the world that makes apartheid seem a minor transgression.
I have already joined a Facebook group in protest and my anger will surely grow until FIFA or the UN take action over this travesty.
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