By Blacklisted Dictator
June 19, 2010
Last week I raised the question whether English Jewry should back England at the World Cup. And this morning I ask whether English fans, of all faiths, who actually went to see England play Algeria, should be compensated.
After all the trip to Cape Town wasn't cheap, and a few days earlier, many of them had also suffered considerable displeasure watching their team held to a draw in Rustenburg. If you also factor in match tickets, hotels and food, their jaunt to South Africa must have cost a few thousand quid.
So who is liable?
Can the fans sue the Italian manager? Or would it, perhaps, be more prudent to take a case against The FA?
I would imagine that the players will claim that they were doing their best and were not playing negligently. But can anyone believe them?