As the decidedly average-looking Team GB try their darndest to overcome footballing heavyweights such as Senegal, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay at the Olympics Games, home fans would feel more confident backing their new heroes with Bwin if they had the pace, power and panache of Wales winger Gareth Bale at their disposal. Unfortunately the Tottenham flyer pulled out of Stuart Pearce’s motley crew due to an ongoing back injury, only to feature for the north London club before Team GB failed to inspire in their opener.
Surely that can’t be allowed I hear you say? Bale has pulled out of playing for our made-up team in the greatest sporting competition on the planet, feigning injury only to score for the dastardly Tottenham against LA Galaxy across in the United States. Punishment!! Sepp Blatter weighed in with his opinion that Fifa were ready to investigate the deserter, the media created a frenzy with Bale’s head on a platter coming with the reward of a free newspaper subscription for a year, other people were annoyed too.
However, Stuart Pearce decided not to complain about Bale’s decision to turn his injured back on the Team GB Globetrotters, and it looked like the cowardly liar had escaped scot-free. Enter the Scot. With Mr. Bale looking to really rub salt into Team Getting Better’s wounds, he was inflicted with a wound himself. In a drab 0-0 draw against Liverpool in a pre-season not-so-friendly stateside, Charlie Adam proved that he had a place in the footballing community. A reckless and overly-aggressive challenge on the fleet-footed Bale has threatened the Welsh wonder’s chances of making the start of the 2012-13 campaign, in an ironic turn of events.
This is not the first time this has happened. Adam has a history with Bale, as the flabby Blackpool reject has injured the Tottenham man before, back last year. Pretending to be injured so you get to go to Disneyworld? Naw laddie, here’s a real injury instead.
Charlie Adam has taken it upon himself to vent his frustration at no Scottish players being allowed to play for Team Get Brazil by injuring a player that didn’t want to play for them in the first place. The midfielder had been linked with a move back to the now Irn-Bru Third Division based Rangers this summer on a free transfer, but the team that were losing all their players for free wouldn’t take Adam back for love nor money. It appears that Adam now instead has a place in Brendan Rodgers’ plans however, as he will be unleashed next term, like a slow grim reaper to blatantly kick and trample over anyone who is a better footballer than he is (everyone except Titus Bramble and Stewart Downing).
Bale meanwhile will be wishing that he had told the truth and said what everyone else is thinking: football at the Olympics is pants.