I was just seeing the recent news story in the Netherlands when a skinhead ran onto the field and attacked a darker skinned goalie, but was beat up instead. What did the ref do? He gave the goalie a red card and ejected him, and eventually the whole team ejected in the end out of protest. And I was left thinking: what a sad, petty, sports culture. One that glorifies violence and destruction ("hooligans") and unfair refereeing and lollygagging. Soccer is notorious for people taking plunges when they are not injured and actually encouraged by their coaches. Not only that, the game of soccer is not that compelling: -Scoring takes forever and is highly arbitrary. Unlike basketball and even football, luck plays way more in soccer due to 1 point being able to make or break a game. -Soccer games are boring to watch. Essentially 90% of the game is the ball being kicked around field and every now and then an attack on the goal.. yawn. -No sense of order to the rules. A game lasts 90 minutes with no stoppage of time and at the end the referee seems to pick a random number to extend the game. Huh? How is this fair? No wonder there is so much controversy in soccer games. If there's a tie, which there often is, the game is settled by a shootout, aka shooting at the goal. This part of the game is PURE LUCK. The only way to block the ball is to guess which direction the shooter is going to shoot at. Again, how is this fair? It's ALL LUCK. -Cheating is legitimized and encouraged. One of the only ways to get ahead in soccer is to get penalty kicks by diving whenever you make contact with the other player. See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ioyt2zzm530 A montage of soccer players acting like they got shot by bullets WITHOUT EVEN MAKING CONTACT WITH ANYTHING. Soccer fans, explain this?? -Stupid, inconsistent rules. Offsides? What the heck is that? Half the time this ruling is called it is wrong or overturned. Anyway, the point is: soccer is boring and I hope it never catches on in the USA. Blu out.