Monday, 8 February 2010

Fabio Capello, Pope Benedict, Football and Equality Legislation

I need help with this one!

I know that the Brits are a strange and inconsistent race at the best of times, but our attitude to football and religion is addling my brain.

First of all, last week the Pope urges Catholic bishops in England and Wales to fight the UK's Equality Bill with "missionary zeal", and gets well and truly slagged off (OK, by the usual suspects) for daring to suggest that those in ecclesiastical authority should be able to choose who they want in senior positions.

The Pope

Then, as a result of his off-field antics of dodgy morality, Fabio Capello strips John Terry of his England captaincy, stating "I have to take into account other considerations and what is best for all of the England squad." And, lo and behold, around 75% of the UK population say that they are in agreement with Capello's decision.

Fabio Capello

So the head of one Italian organisation is pilloried for advocating adherence to a strict code of morality, but another Italian bloke gets a round of applause?


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