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COKE IS NOT IT by Rae Samuel

posted 22 Feb 2017, 09:45 by Gerry Kangalee
See what happens when you are not ready for office? From The Donald to Rottweiler: you mess up and even turn your own voters/supporters against you. George Bush taught us that you can fool some people all the time, just get them to the polling stations on time. Obama simply followed suit using a "Black out'' i.e. get the Black vote out and then turn around and tell them "Don't forget I am an American, not a Black one''. Worked for him!

Donald may really find himself in trouble with American sports fans. Budapest has pulled out of bidding for the 2024 Olympics. Rome pulled out late last year. Its mayor recognising that Italy is next in line to become a basket case behind Greece and Spain decided to do her own Olympic Brexit before David Cameron did.

Except that she won and Cameron lost. Russia will not be even allowed to host a hula hoop contest in the near future; not as long as Seb Coe is in office protecting English cyclists from WADA. So that pretty much leaves the cities of the United States. Just remember cities bid to host the Olympics.

Olympic athletes come from all over the world. Once your team selects you there is no screening. In fact, your country is responsible for eligibility on all fronts. That is why as our Jamaican counterpart pointed out the job of Chef de Mission at these major games is a serious one, except to Ian from Trinidad and Tobago. Remember our Chef-de-ESPN from Rio 2016?

What will happen when an American city wins the bid and Donald finds out that athletes from all over the "Middle East'', from Mexico, from the Caribbean, from Eastern Europe are supposed to participate?

All these foreign terrorists, disguised as athletes coming to throw spears, iron balls and discs, shooting rifles for sport…yeah right…jumping great heights; even grappling with American judokas. Remember he is building walls/fences. My God! They might even waterboard American swimmers, divers and water polo players. Al Qaeda, Boko Haram and Isis in track suits and Nike footwear!

I think this one issue will force Donald to dump his immigration policies. It is one thing to ban Dwight Yorke but quite another to affect Nike's and Coca Cola's bottom line. All these athletes coming to America to drink Pepsi and eat McDonald's at an Olympics and future World Cups. and put on Mickey Mouse headgear and go to Disneyland!

I hope Lorreta Lynch, former US Attorney General does not hear about this. Loretta could not protect Black lives but went after white ones in F.I.F.A to control market share. Remember football is the only 24 hour/7 days a week/365 days a year sport. Football, like political and economic corruption in Trinidad and Tobago, goes on regardless.

Football is sponsored by non-American companies like Heineken, Puma and Adidas. So this drive against FIFA, in my view, was about breaking that stranglehold. Coca Cola is NOT it in soccer!

But I still may be able to save the day for the USA in spite of The Donald's 'harrumps'. If America can hold a baseball competition among its own clubs and call it a "World series', and call the winners of the Super Bowl which is also contested locally the best in the world, why can't Donald exclude most of the nations outside America and call it the Olympic Games...

Go Mr. Duck!! Hey! I might just be on my way to the White House