I am really pleased that the English Football season is again underway. The Premier league has to be the most exciting to watch.
There seems to be a tackier underbelly, which as would be expected, is reported and sensationalised more and more. JT's mum's shopping sprees, R**ney's predilection for the more mature activity when playing away, Stevie's own trouser troubles...Dirty linen hanging out for all to see ( don't Google it )
All of this dirt, goes with the territory I guess... and we can all have our opinions.
What really gets my goat is this Handshake refusal habit that seems to have got a grip. £100k a week? Su*rez and all the other kids need a good slap.
The 'Handshake' is surely sacrosanct, an ancient ritual employed by peoples the world over. Everyone knows the significance, be it originally to show that you are not concealing a weapon, or in sporting terms to say: "even tho' we are going to thrash the frick out of each other... no hard feelings" It is a 'statement' and pre-match ( whether FIFA advised or not ) is there to be witnessed by millions.
Refusal to shake some one by the hand shows the height of ignorance in my view... surely these sporting heroes must realise that every goal celebration, gob, rant and rave is aped on playing fields, all over.
If you are going to send a message out, make sure that it's the right one.