Dutch Speedskating Coach says American Football “Sucks”. [Details + Video]
It is clear that the number one sport in America by far is football, but the game has not been able to translate its greatness over seas.
According to ESPN.com Jillert Anema who is a dutch speed skating coach is not a fan of football.
“You have a lot of attention for foolish sport, like American football,” Anema told CNBC on Friday. “You waste a lot of talent, athletic talent, in a sport where it’s meant to kill each other, to injure each other.
That was his reasoning behind the US not winning a medal in speedskating for the first time since 1984.
“… (The U.S.) is so narrow-minded, and you waste a lot of good talent in a sport that sucks.”
His focus wasn’t just football. Anema was bashing American sports in general through out the interview saying that we create our own games and believe we are the best in the world and when we come to the Olympics we aren’t even top 30 in the world.
Anema was feeling himself in this interview because he helped the dutch set a record at the Olympics of the most medals in a single sport (speedskating) in one Olympics with 22.
“I think that the gold medal in speedskating is just as valuable as the gold medal in basketball, and we won 22.
“You’ll never win 22 in basketball.”
Check out the full interview below and let us know what you think.