How soccer can save the world

Vincent Burke writes Re. "I despise the World Cup, and I’m not ashamed to say it" (yesterday). It’s unlikely that Bernard Keane expects us to take his rant about the World Cup seriously, and it’s hard to discern if he is making a comparative assessment of the various football codes. Briefly, does he support the thuggery involved in Brian Lake’s appalling attempt to throttle Drew Petrie? How does he feel about the crippling injury sustained by NRL player Alex McKinnon, described by a reputable journalist as the “unfortunate consequence of the cannonball tackle rule”?