Hey guys please, stop taking this football talk too seriously
Why do football fans in Kenya take the English Premier league so seriously? It irks me sometimes when people start using foul language and calling me and others Man U haters on social media. It’s never that serious you know. The majority of European football fans in Kenya support one team or another and it’s only natural that the fans want their team to win as much silverware as possible. And that can only be done when the competition falters.
It’s just part of the game and never that serious! Seriously! As much as I say things about Man United and pray they lose, it doesn’t change the fact that they are one of the most successful clubs in the world. They play great football and they have 19 premier league titles to back that up; but I will never support the club. It’s just not for me. It doesn’t make me a hater. Infact it is clear to any football fun why so many people support Manchester United but remember it’s never that serious. Seriously!
Last weekend I had a fantastic Saturday afternoon doing The Score live at Blancos Sports Grill at La Galleria. It was a Heineken sponsored outing and I got to meet people who follow me on twitter which was very exciting. It’s great to meet the people always accusing me of not liking their clubs. After I had bribed them with a couple of free Heinekens, we all agreed that “it’s never that serious!” We’ll be taking The Score out on location several times over the next couple of months and it would be great to put faces to people I meet on twitter and facebook.
Tomorrow we’ll be live at The Carnivore but unfortunately you are not invited unless you already have an invite from Heineken. We’ll be bonding with the Uefa Champions League Trophy and with Heineken ambassador Ruud Gullit, who I remember supporting in the early 90’s when he was playing for Sampdoria, then in the Serie “A”; and Celestine Babayaro; the ambassador for Uefa. Babayaro is best known for playing for Chelsea at the turn of the century and later for Newcastle. If it sounds like I’m boasting, I am.
How often do I have the honour of being in the presence of such great masters of the art of football and the trophy that represents the best in the club game? Of course the only sad news about this whole Trophy visit is not being in a position to say that my Arsenal has lifted it. I will revel in the fact that former Arsenal captain and the prodigal son Thierry Henry lifted it; albeit with Barcelona, but that’s forcing an association.
For now, because Arsenal are doing well in the league, I am sitting back and enjoying great football everywhere. Twitter followers tried to force me to predict a score for the AC Milan Vs Barcelona game and I declined. I just sat back and not only enjoyed the game, but marvelled at the talent of one Lionel Messi. By the way, I think the discussion about whether Messi is the best is over; as my friend Joseph Kenyua said: “We need to feel priviledged to live in an era of such great talent. We should just sit back and enjoy what he is offering the world of football. Afterall, it’s never that serious. Seriously!
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