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Tom Brady Illustrates Why American Football Is NOT Cricket.

by Anura Guruge

From the U.K. “Daily Mail”.
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Handshakes are de rigueur among crickets,
especially the professionals.

Google “cricket teams shaking hands” for more images.

Per British lore horse racing is the sport of kings, and cricket that of gentlemen (though we now have ladies galore, from around the world, playing it at the highest levels).

There is much emphasis in cricket on sportsmanship, so much so that there is indeed a British adage ‘just not cricket‘ to describe bad behavior of the Donald Trump/Tom Brady variety.

The teams shaking hands, all around, with nary an exception, is now part of the overall formalities at the end of the game. The game ends with the teams shaking hands. Such a nice gesture. It is not unusual for the opposition to make a point of shaking hands with a batsman that makes a good innings.

So Brady’s petulant, puerile behavior would be unthinkable in cricket. The management would have been all over him. But, this is why American sports is NOT cricket.

Kind of a shame. Cricket could add so much gentility and class to American society. Donald Trump would never dream of acting like he does IF he ever had the fortune of being exposed to cricket.

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by Anura Guruge