Gary Lineker was a former professional football player , according to Wikipedia he holds the record for goals scored for the England team in the World Cup finals . He is now better known as the promotional face for a large snack manufacturer .
Lineker recently rubbed the establishment up the wrong way by stating the truth :
- World Cup host Gary Lineker says ‘We shouldn’t sniff at Russia, we all know we’re pretty corrupt, too’
Predictably he was then labelled as a Putin appeaser and a ‘useful idiot’ :
- How depressing (yet utterly predictable) that Gary Lineker has become Russia’s latest ‘useful idiot’, writes DOMINIC SANDBROOK
There should be no doubt that there is a grand scheme at play which involves the demonization of everything Russian , the epicentre of the plot appears to be the UK . Is it simply the well-worn dialectic method of creating a disposable enemy to further a particular cause , too obvious I think , the current Russian administration would also gain from the dialectic . Other powers could be at play , or it could be an entrenched Cold War mentality , the only game that the deep state knows how to play .
Another answer springs to mind as to the reason for the Russia-phobia .
Maybe nobody knows the reason .
Cultocracy note :
The anti Russian propaganda machine has just been cranked up a level or two , very timely considering that the 2018 Football World Cup competition is just a few days away .
Politics always extends to sport in a modern age , as always the powers that be will try to leverage the competition for political crumbs , such is the life they lead and the games they play .
England would not even be playing if certain figures had their way .
What lengths will the establishment go to see England potentially lift the world Cup ?
An unlikely outcome you say ? Maybe , maybe not .
Not that these people are interested in sport , unless it involves slaughtering defenceless wild animals (and humans) . The experiment is everything , a tweak here and a nudge there can reap surprising and sometimes unexpected results .
A paranoid establishment press reported that Putin’s proxies were personally involved in previous encounters .
You could not make up the headlines if you tried .
- ‘LET FANS FIGHTS’ Putin supporter says English and Russian yobs ‘should fight in organised battles’ at World Cup
Although if you are in the business of selling newspapers , you probably could .
Perhaps we will see more subtle and more silent attempts to influence the outcome of the competition , barely perceptible and yet efficiently effective .
Perhaps the algorithm will decide ?
The question is , who’s algorithm will win ?
Talking about algorithms , England are currently 16/1 to lift the cup , Russia are 40/1 .
If you fancy an outside bet Saudi Arabia are 1000/1 , Iran are 500/1 , and South Korea are 750/1 .
I think we may see some very interesting results .