Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Now thats an insult for you

From the New York Times, on David Beckham, following England's victory over Ecuador:

"Without Beckham's strike, England could have gone out, and the World Cup would have been written off as a disaster," wrote Simon Barnes in The Times of London. "With it, England goes lurching on, like the clowns' car at the circus, with elliptical wheels, lopsided frame and a tendency to shed bits of itself with loud explosions and keep going.

"As it goes, Beckham — like the white-faced clown in the silver suit, the beautiful clown — is proceeding with the expression of a man driving a new Rolls-Royce."

The contrast with the illiterate blathering of Bild is stark.

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