I am not sure what either country's duo thinks this would accomplish in the way of quelling improper foreign policy behavior, but I suppose the general idea of excluding unjustified warriors and human rights abusers from such events as World Cup is a fair topic for debate. I can understand arguments for both keeping a barrier to separate the positive unity of sport and for "losing" the bad guest's party invitation. It is not an easy question, whichever side you may fall toward.
And while this is one of those rare occasions where politics is legit ground to tread, there will be a leash. Let's keep any discussion related to the concept above; even minor detours into homestyle partisan bickering will be dumped in the virtual can.
- Greg Seltzer