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Soccer "Injustice" Rocks American Psyche

June 23, 2010, 5:44 AM
Why was America so rattled by its disallowed goal in last week's World Cup match against Slovenia? Andrés T. Tapia blames violation of the American sense of "internal control." Most fans of any of the other 31 teams in South Africa would also have been angry but the American rage conveyed a sense of usurpation of the notion that: “No matter how overwhelming the odds, there is always a hero that comes through. The Americans win by the sheer power of their efforts and self confidence more so than education or skills... Even a referee's whistle should be overruled by almighty technology.”

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