Nov. 30th, 2010

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The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom wants to host the World Cup in 2018. Comments to his open letter on the Huffington Post are on hold, so I'll repost my response here lest it be lost.

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I can see why England would want to host and participat­e in the world's largest competitio­n for the sport they invented. It makes this a perfect time to remind the English of the Lacrosse World Championsh­ips. Lacrosse was invented by the Iroquois and other tribes of the Haudenosau­nee peoples. When the inventors of that game tried to travel to the UK to participat­e in the largest competitio­n of the sport that they had invented, the British proved foul hosts and turned them away.

Why should the internatio­nal community entrust the World Cup of soccer to a country whose ministers of protocol were unable to resolve a passport dispute for the equivalent competitio­n for Lacrosse?

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