Posted by ampontan on Tuesday, August 31, 2010
JOSHUA STANTON at The New Ledger asks an excellent question:
If South Africa was suspended from participation in the World Cup and the Olympics for three decades for expressly political reasons, then why does FIFA insist on the principle of the separation of sport and politics to justify the continued participation of North Korea in the World Cup?
He also passes along this priceless nugget from ESPN.com on the North Korean team’s secret weapon.
North Korean manager Kim Jong-Hun reportedly gets coaching advice directly from the country’s diminutive dictator via an invisible cell phone. According to ESPN.com the coach has claimed he gets “regular tactical advice during matches” from Jong Il “using mobile phones that are not visible to the naked eye. . . . Jong Il is said to have developed the technology himself,” coach told ESPN.com
Mr. Stanton also has a blog at One Free Korea.