Sorry, lobley, the “d&r” at the end of my last post was meant to signify “ducking and running,” in the manner of a wise-ass who doesn’t want to be hit by the things people are throwing at him after he enters a room and disparages the occupants’ choice of pastime.
So, even though I was pretending to misunderstand the concept of what most of the world calls football, with a hint of a suggestion that the subject isn’t inherently important enough to merit my attention (and don’t feel bad, I have the same opinion of the children’s games millionaires play on this side of the pond), on one level I was agreeing with you.
Yes, it is a stupid and rant-worthy state of affairs when so-called “journalists” make a huge story out of such an insignificant event as a footballer breaking a foot.
OTOH, in response to the thread title (don’t you love it when people respond to the thread title instead of the OP?), I’d have to say that if somebody wanted me to go fight a war, and I had a broken foot, I might consider my foot to be the more important of the two issues.