For some reason, TNT Magazine have decided that I’d like to receive email updates about the World Cup progress of the Australian football team. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m happy to see the Aussies winning for once–it’s got to be good for the domestic game in Australia, for one thing, which, who knows, might come in handy for me personally at some point in the future, and it’s not as if I see them repeating the feat against Brazil–but I’d rather not receive daily email updates on this subject, particularly if they’re written by a imbecile who appears to know next to nothing about football, and contain comments like this one:

Aussies on song
The chants from the Aussie camp are definitely on the improve. Two of the best heard heard yesterday in Kaiserslautern: “Sing when you’re whaling. You only sing when you’re whaling,” and, in reply to the “Nippon,” clap clap clap chant from Japanese fans: “Nikon,” click click click.

I’m sorry, but in most of the rest of the world we’ve been trying to kick racism out of football