A lot of the sports journalists on Twitter are claiming that Wayne Rooney will soon be leaving Manchester United. Apparently, Rooney has told the club that he won’t be signing a new contract. 😯
How dare he??? 😡 Players don’t leave Man U, Man U leaves players!!! 👿 👿 👿
Alright alright, everybody calm down! I’m only joking.
Blog editor: “Everybody calm down”? Isn’t that what Cenk Uygur is always saying?
(Cenk Uygur is pronounced “Jenk Yu-gar”)
Moja: You mean Cenk Uygur, the host of The Young Turks, the best political & entertainment show on the web and the leader of the TYT Army? Yes, I’m borrowing one of his lines. And I intend to borrow more of them in the future.
Blog editor: Just stick to one point. You were talking about Rooney…
Moja: Oh yeah, Rooney.
I think players have the right to move on to another club if they want to. People are always leaving their jobs to get better ones elsewhere, and no-one should be surprised to learn that football players want to do the same. <— Blog editor: Long sentence!
I hope Rooney stays at Manchester United, but if he does decide to leave, I wish him all the best.
This is a follow-up to the opinion piece I posted on 28th August. I wrote about LP Ariyawathie, the woman from Sri Lanka who moved to Saudi Arabia to work as a housemaid. She was subjected to a month of torture, and returned to Sri Lanka with 24 nails and needles in her body.
I was listening to The Young Turks podcast, and I learnt a bit more about the story. Apparently, she was tortured by a husband and wife. The wife would heat the needles up, and the husband would then insert them into her body.
They inserted the nails and needles into her hands, knees and ankles. They even managed to insert one into her forehead! Talk about evil teamwork!
How did they end up like this? Either, one half of the couple strongly influenced the other half, or they were both like this before they met each other. This is what happens when people have more power than they deserve or can handle.
I am sure we would all be shocked if this had been done to an animal, yet it was done to a fellow human being. What did they think would happen afterwards? Did they think the nails would somehow dissolve into Ms Ariyawathie’s blood and noone would find out? Finally, did they really think they could get away with it?