Saturday, June 10, 2006

Why Are the English So Obnoxious!??

After reading some other expat blogs today, I was reminded of my stroll through Altstadt (Old Town) yesterday. Who were the loudest and drunk the earliest? Who were the most annoying? Who were yelling out their car windows and being the most obnoxious? Why, the English of course...

I use to think the Americans were the most obnoxious, but I am happy to report something that many of you already knew---that the English are the winners in "The Most Obnoxious" category. Why? I do not uderstand it. They just do not know how to act. It is pretty sad. How embarrassing for the good people from England....many of them very close friends of mine.

This story really makes me mad: horrible/furchtbar


Blogger alala said...

I like this bit:
"...but the German fans and police eventually left the area, leaving the England supporters to sing and chant among themselves."

Nice that the Germans, at least, can behave like grown-ups and leave the English to be butt-heads all by themselves. I guess that's why Germany gets to host the World Cup and bring in all that money, eh?

2:22 PM  
Anonymous Elle said...

I hope this thing goes according to plan and no one gets hurt. I don't understand fighting over sports. The worst thing that has happened so far connected to a soccer game are the people who will race their cars around the city for hours tooting their horns and whooping after their favorite team wins. It's impossible to sleep with carloads of drunks w00ting under your bedroom window. They sure are funny to watch, though. Sometimes they'll "hijack" an intersection and drive in circles around it for several minutes while one carload sits in the center, honking and screaming.

9:14 PM  
Anonymous Hamish said...

In their defense, which I'm not sure why I'm coming to, we were probably seeing among the worst they have to offer. If Nascar held their championships in Germany, we Americans might be able to regain the title.

1:07 PM  
Blogger Kim/Thomas said...

but they have such proper accents!

well i'm still it wasn't the americans:)

3:27 PM  
Blogger Expat Traveler said...

it makes for great photo ops!

Yeah those accents...

I understand a few other countries know how to blow their horn and are really annoying because they just dont stop.

4:15 PM  
Blogger Emily said... wonder Germans have such a hard time being proud of their nationality with all the reminders of the past...

Hope you are enjoying the soccer fever--I wish I was in Germany to share in the excitement!

8:12 PM  
Anonymous Manu (SF Daily Photo) said...

I'm glad you're caught in the World Cup fever. I bet this is your first time and I bet that no matter how well Germany does, this will be an unforgettable experience. I will be watching France Switzerland on Tuesday of course... at 9 in the morning though (not exactly cool). But I'll be in France for the quarter finals (hoping that France will still be in the competition).

Enjoy every minute of it, it only lasts for a month and then you'll have to wait for four years...

Take care,

2:29 AM  
Anonymous Steve said...

Because England is going to get knocked out early, the fans have to pack a whole world cup worth of enthusiasm into the first few games.

12:12 PM  
Blogger Haddock said...

Its how we built an Empire :)

But seriously it's just the yobbish element, and all countries have them. Take for example the Germans in Mallorca. But the bottomline is the Brits are at the top of the game in the yobbish/loutish league. In my book this is a lot better than when we had a major hooligan problem.
Fortunately this is no longer a real problem with English football. The current hooligan champions are the Dutch and the Poles.

9:02 AM  
Anonymous Nicolette said...

... at least it's obvious from that article that it was the English who started it;-) but those were just "a few idiots" as another England-supporter I talked to put it. Trying to get police to start a fight... on the night BEFORE the match vs Paraguay. Guess none of them had tickets ;-)

5:42 PM  
Anonymous cartside said...

I thought the article was hilarious, not furchtbar. I had a great laugh. and je suis allemande. As long as everyone's enjoying themselves...

12:27 AM  

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