Thursday, 10 September 2009

It's not a matter of life and death, it's more important than that , II

Back in April I had a go at the Sun's fear-mongering about the prospects of the England football team.

Wayne Rooney and his wife are due to have a child in October and so presumably Rooney would take off a few days paternity leave.

The Sun's article was pretty much saying that they should put the World Cup qualifying game on 10th October between Ukraine and England ahead of the health of Coleen and the baby.

As I said at the time, not only should the Sun be ashamed of this sort of article, but the way the fixtures lined up, England may not even need to play Rooney as there was a very good chance that they would have already qualified before it took place.

Last night's events, England thrashing Croatia 5-1 and Ukraine's 0-0 with Belarus draw, ensured that with two games to play England will finish top of their qualifying group and are now guaranteed a place at neat summer's World Cup in South Africa. Therefore, as far as England are concerned, the game against Ukraine is meaningless.

I'm hoping that the Sun will withdraw for its article as it was clearly inaccurate, which anyone with even a minimal amount of research would have realised.

UPDATE: I've added a comment on the Sun's post asking whether it will be withdrawn.

1 comment:

Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

I doubt it but here's hoping...