Stolen Football Holiday

Currently, 12 Russian cities host one of the main sport events of the quadrennial – the World Cup. A holiday, the national teams are being prepared for several years. In turn, the host country (or countries) strives to host this event at the highest level, prepares infrastructure, builds stadiums and provides security. This is all for the only one purpose – to allow millions of football fans to enjoy the unforgettable atmosphere of the championship, the spirit of competition and the unity of nations.

Russia has done everything possible and even a little more to put all this into practice. Thousands of fans arrived in this country, even in spite of the fact that the governments of a certain number of countries had called for a boycott of this event several months before the championship. Amid growing tension between Moscow and the European Union, British journalists and politicians tried to intimidate European citizens, sharing fake information about the inhumanity of Russian people, about poverty, about inability of this country to hold events of such level.

No British official has visited a single match. So much the worse for them. Already now, at the semi-finals stage, the World Cup 2018 broke several sports records, gave us a series of very tough matches (not considering the match between teams France and Denmark, of course), shocked by Germany’s inability to pass the group stage, and also allowed to see the real emotions of Panama national team’s fans, who scored a historic goal against England.

In these very days, team England is making history, preparing for the semi-final with the team Croatia. For the first time since 1966, the British national football team can once again raise the coveted cup over their heads and become the best football team in the world. Instead of seeing it with their own eyes, most English fans will have to watch it on TV, having become the victims of the cynicism and impudence of their government.

Indeed, the main victim of British propaganda was the population of the Great Britain, and England in particular. Instead of recognizing the apolitical nature of this event, the British Parliament continues to bend its line and talk about Russian problems, closing its eyes to the chaos in their own political life.

By the way, the British officials remained almost the only ones who did not refuse hostile theses about the boycott of the Championship. Thus, the Prime Minister of Denmark, Lars Rasmussen, King of Spain Philip VI, UN Secretary General António Gutteres, Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland, the President of Switzerland Alain Berset, the President of South Korea Mr. Moon Zhe Ying, Princess of Japan Hisako Takamado (the first visit of the representative of the imperial family for 102 years), King of Belgium Philip, Croatian President Colinda Grabar-Kitarovich and French President Emmanuel Macron supported their national teams and enjoyed the splendor of the goals. Moreover, the teams of Croatia and France, as well as the aforementioned England, continue their way to the Cup. Emmanuel Macron and his wife are even going to attend the final match in Moscow on July 15.

And now imagine the mood of English players who, due to dirty political games, will not see either the Prime Minister Teresa May or Prince William, who, by the way, is the honorary president of the Football Association. In addition, along with officials, the historical game of English team will not attend thousands of fans treacherously deceived by these officials. Instead of tens of thousands of English fans, only about 6,000 people came to Russia. They are now enjoying the holiday, supporting the national team and waiting for its triumph. The remaining 53 million English people stayed at home with a bitter sense of injustice from being deceived and robbed by their own government. They are not able to be a part of this great event.

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