Thursday, February 2, 2012

Bradley speaks from Egypt

An Egyptian TV station managed an interview with Bob Bradley in the aftermath of yesterday's horrible tragedy at Al-Masry. As you can see above, he and his wife took part in a march against such things today - you certainly have got to admire the toughness of that clan.

First though, I just have one thing to ask. Please don't call this a "soccer riot" because I think that was the point - for this to be chalked up as just more crazy soccer-related violence. If people say it like that, it will become the general "wisdom" and I think we all know soccer had nothing to do with this besides being the scapegoat cover for targeted mayhem.

- Greg Seltzer


Unknown said...

I cant think of a better Ambassador for football & the United States than Bob Bradley. Though they've all probably been fired, the executives at the Egyptian FA made a great hire when they gave Bob the job.

Tom said...

The man has sand.

Phil McCracken said...

Very brave and smart move by Bradley. That took a lot of courage to do that. He and his wife could have just headed to the airport and people would have accepted it without question.

I know that it sounds hokey, but I'm proud of him for doing the right thing.

Greg Seltzer said...

I am, too.

J.D. Springer said...

I may have questioned his tactics or his stubbornness as US MNT coach, but I never questioned Bob's integrity. The guy has always, ALWAYS conducted himself with class. This is just another example of who he is and why we were lucky to have him molding the character of our team. Character is one thing he and his teams have always demonstrated.