Avid football fans may look up to successful players and consider them as role models.
Some are worthy of the fans' respect, and they merit it by displaying a high level of intelligence, discipline and commitment.
However, we realize that there exists a multitude of athletes who are both arrogant and haughty for no apparent reason.
Many of them have made remarks and said things that we will remember forever. Let's take a look at how funny and ridiculously insipid some of them are:
"The trouble with referees is that they know the rules, but they do not know the game." -Bill Shankly
Bill, aren't rules supposed to be a big part of the game?
"Never go for a 50-50 ball unless you're 80-20 sure of winning it." -Ian Darke
You're obviously bright in your estimations, Ian.
"He (David Beckham) cannot kick with his left foot, he cannot head a ball, he cannot tackle and he doesn't score many goals. Apart from that, he's all right." -George Best
Ironically, it's presumed that those are all the basic attributes of a good player, George.
Should we alos applaud players for making us laugh?
"I've always been a childhood Liverpool fan, even when I was a kid." -Harry Kewell
As if a person isn't a kid during his childhood.
"I can't even remember when the Seventies was." -Robbie Keane
Maybe you can look at your sentence and find some context clues.
"If Gabriel Amato's shot had gone in, the result could have been different." -Giovanni Van Bronckhorst
Giovanni, I think a goal does change a game's result.
"I was disappointed to leave Spurs but quite pleased that I did." -Steve Perryman
I'm sure that a shrewd person like yourself would have been missed at the Spurs back then.
"I would not say he [David Ginola] is the best left winger in the Premiership, but there are none better." -Arsene Wenger
Arsene, you sure are a wise role model for the young Guns.
"Ian Rush is deadly 10 times out of 10, but that wasn't one of them." -Peter Jones
'Winning doesn't really matter as long as you win." -Vinny Jones
That makes a lot of sense.
This piece is a sequel to my previous article "Evidence of the Supreme Intellect of Some Football Players."
It also contains the same introduction.