Blick reporter Felix Bingesser.
Felix Bingesserreporter sports
There are always protests and strikes. All over. Against everything. And this at any time of the day or night. A protesting hate comment on social media just before going to bed has now replaced the bedtime story.
The climate activists have found a special form and enlivened the sit-in with a new variant. They stick to the street. The seated form of protest is not new.
The sit-in strike was practiced by the US labor movement as early as the 1930s. Not because the climate has changed. But because you had to work 60 or more hours a week for starvation wages. In the 1950s, the sit-in in the fight against racism was a form of protest.
Sit-in strike in the soccer cup final
The sit-in strike soon found its way into Swiss sport. In 1967, the cup final between Lausanne and Basel was almost 1-1. Then referee Göppel whistles a controversial penalty. Basel lead, Lausanne, with the young Gabet Chapuisat in the team, sit on the grass. And go on strike. The game is stopped shortly before the end and Lausanne loses 0:3 at the green table.
From the green table back to the sticky green climate strike. It is interesting to see whether this form will also catch on. Will the Zurich investment bankers soon be stuck on Paradeplatz if the bonus is lower than last year? Will FC Luzern fans soon cling to the facade of the Swissporarena if Mr. Alpstaeg remains the majority shareholder? Will there soon be a threat of bankruptcy stuck to David Degen’s office door if he doesn’t get any new money in the next few months? Will VAR’s critics soon put their hands in front of TV cameras?
Who can you still trust?
The tablet of hopeless greed and decadence has stuck to football not only since the World Cup in Qatar. And when corruption even affects old ladies like Juventus Turin, then one wonders who one can still trust when old ladies are already being convicted of corrupt neglect. Because they do sticky business.
Yes, it also sticks and resins in sports. Ex-Brazilian international Kleberson knows that too. Suddenly his salary was no longer paid at Besiktas Istanbul.
Who sticks where and why? That is the question of the hour.
A beneficial bonding
Actually, all the sticking only makes sense for the current Handball World Cup. Thanks to resin on the hands, the ball sticks to the fingers. Without this having a striking or protesting background. It’s almost a beneficial bonding.
And it’s best when the ball sticks to the hands of little Dutchman Luc Steins. The highlight of the World Cup was how this tiny handball player scurried across the field as a backcourt player and the two-meter giant between his legs. Unfortunately Holland was eliminated.
But the smallest was the biggest. And Luc Steins has shown that world class has little to do with size. With the sticky ball in hand.
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