For a couple of weeks now rumors were spread that Real Madrid will be playing in Kuwait in May. This was confirmed yesterday’s press conference. Am I excited? not really.
Sports in Kuwait is going downhill and getting Real Madrid isn’t really a solution. The recent “changes” in the sports law isn’t really effective. Our MP’s are fighting and shouting for the lamest things, while the Kuwaiti sports authorities was banned in different sports and had the Kuwaiti flag replaced with the olympic flag.
However, this is not my case at all. My case is how can you invite such a big team, let the fans pay and you have a stadium that you should be ashamed of? Even Jaber stadium which is just standing there not being used because the people love the money before their country.
Let’s not forget that Euro 2012 will start on June 8th and national teams will not be really risking their players for a friendly game. If you tell me Ronaldo will be playing in the game, I say that’s what they said with Barcelona. Players their are very important, not the way they are treated here.
Don’t make us happy by paying teams to “entertain” us. I want to be happy by watching our teams prosper. I want to see Kuwait teams in the Asian Champions league, I want to see professional Kuwaiti players, I want to see stadium full of supporters and hopefully one day, I would like to see a Kuwaiti player in Europe.
Bringing a team doesn’t mean we won, it means we surrendered.