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28 June 2010updated 27 Sep 2015 2:18am

“This sport is stupid anyway,” says US paper after defeat

How the New York Post responded to the US exit from the World Cup.

By George Eaton

NY Post

The Murdoch-owned New York Post amused us all with the jubilant headline “US wins 1-1” after the national team held England to a draw.

But, with the US losing 2-1 to Ghana on Saturday and crashing out of the tournament, they’ve since had to change their tune.

Unfortunately, “This sport is stupid anyway” isn’t a line that’s likely to console any Englishman. We’re all still more likely to echo Bill Shankly’s claim: “Football isn’t a matter of life or death, it’s much more important than that.”

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