Derby Day

President Obama threw his weight behind the U.S. World Cup bid this week with some lovely words about the world’s game. “As a child, I played soccer on a dirt road in Jakarta,” Obama wrote to FIFA, “and the game brought the children of my neighborhood together.” Soccer, according to the president, is a game of “unity” and “camaraderie.”

Well then, he must not have seen last weekend’s cross-town derbies.

Read the rest at ESPN.

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