Dutch speedskating coach Jillert Anema thinks he knows what’s holding American speedskaters back in Sochi: football.
“You have a lot of attention on a foolish sport like American football and you waste a lot of talent, athletic talent, on a sport that is meant to kill each other, to injure each other,” Anema said in a television interview. “You waste a lot of time, good talent on a sport that sucks.”
What do you think, Twitter? Believe it or not, opinion is mixed.
— Tim Finnigan (@TimFinnigan12) February 20, 2014
Ridiculous Netherlands skating coach calls US Football foolish sport. Meanwhile he's n a race who's gear is panties tights & iceskates #fail
— NC Zero (@NC_Zero) February 20, 2014
Netherlands speed skating coach says Americans wasting time on "foolish football"….let's compare revenue and global popularity.
— Andy Studebaker (@studie32) February 20, 2014
Difficult to argue against Netherlands Olympic coach's "explosive" comments that most of USA top athletes play football not Olympic sports.
— Mr. Met & Me (@Mets_vs_Yanks) February 20, 2014
sorry i agree w/dutch coach football is great but TOO much money and talent in the sport!!
— Joe Capone (@joeacapone) February 20, 2014
— DanME (@DanME) February 20, 2014
A Dutch Speed Skating Coach ripping America Football?
2 things I hate: People who are intolerant of other people's cultures and the Dutch.
— T Rod Hill (@TRodHill) February 20, 2014
We see what you did there.