I thought this French socialist reaction to France's World Cup humiliation, which included the team going on strike and refusing to practice just 48 hours before their make-or-break final match, was funny:
Some opposition politicians said the players' behavior represented the selfishness fostered by the governance of President Nicolas Sarkozy, who had been called President Bling Bling for his flashy style.
"It's all about individualism, egotism, everyone for themselves, and the only way to judge human success is the check you get at the end of the month," JÃ©rÃ´me Cahuzac, a Socialist Party member of France's National Assembly, said in a radio interview, according to Reuters.
Certainly no French socialist ever went on strike when other people in France were counting on them. I kindof thought the team sucked, but in total unison and solidarity.