While me and my dad watched Bahrain desperately trying to equalize in the dying minutes of the the olympic qualifier, he tried to offer some reasoning in reaction to the pleasantly surprising scoreline: "Well, they have an excuse."
He was of course referring to the recent protests and subsequent crackdowns that gripped the island Kingdom. I quietly agreed.
It only took us a few seconds to realize: "wait a minute, dont we have an excuse??"...you know, with that pesky Occupation and all.
Its quite a shift in mentality, that is if mine and my dad's is to reflect that of the general fanbase. Not long ago, we were constantly giving ourselves excuses, but now we are ready to forget about our own obstacles and give excuses to other teams...I found it amusing.
Now lets look forward to thursday!