An American Apology

Greetings from an American that is truly sorry.

It’s a little strange being from a country where the entire world watches your entire move and sometimes knows too much about your home. It feels like I have this creepy stalker and they always have an opinion about the way I am living my life. Okay, we get it you hate us. Well, I don’t hate you. We haven’t been around long enough to have all this messed history so we are making up for lost time. Let’s not get started on the history of some of you European countries.

Let’s switch gears though. I know it’s taken us a while, BUT I think it’s starting to look like Americans are FINALLY understanding how amazing the game of soccer is. Where the sorry part comes in is that I am sorry that most Americans still don’t understand the game. It’s cringing really. We are getting there though.

I can’t tell you how many times I go to a match and roll my eyes through the entire thing because of the comments that are made. And when did everyone become a Chelsea fan? *rolls eyes*

What is interesting though is the amount of times I see a Messi or Ronaldo jersey. It’s old and it’s also time for it to be put to bed. The lady next to me at this soccer match the other day was giving her opinion who she thought was the best German player…..it was someone from Chelsea. Let’s think about that for a quick second……Marco Reus, Mario Gotze, Thomas Mueller, Bastian Schweinsteiger, and Mats Hummels. In that moment I felt so terrible that this lady was believing what she way saying. This was coming from the same couple that thought I had reffed a game earlier because I was wearing a yellow Borussia Dortmund jersey.

You can’t change everyone I guess.

I apologize from the bottom of my soccer loving heart for the fans from my home country that still don’t understand, but as long as I live I will try my best to educate. Will you please forgive us?

 

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