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It's our fault

When did we begin to delegate our happiness to a handful of young people?

I was thinking about why football is so important in our lives. Because if we win a match we are the best in the world, but if we lose a cup final we are the worst. Why the club handles our humor at work and the national team handles our humor at home. When did we begin to delegate our happiness to a handful of young people no more than 25 years old? When did football stop being a sport, or a spectacle (or a big business, as Carlos Salvador Bilardo put it 30 years ago), and become the engine of our lives? When you put it like that, it sounds like it's not true; that we don't do that. But that's the way we are. It is not difficult for a passion to take over a passionate people. Let passion to the extreme win over an extremist people. I think it was around ´, when we stopped being a big country and started to decline. When they started giving us bread and circus and we grabbed him, instead of protesting. When we got our heads in the sand, so we wouldn't see us go to shit as a country. And there, our dreams of immigrants. We were left with the only thing that gave us joy and since a team can't always win, we take joys and sorrows to the extreme. I don't know how to fix it. I just know we're not gonna change. Sure, unless we grow up and want to be a great country again. Best country in the world.

Publication Date: 24/06/2018

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