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Anorak | Martin Keown says Cristiano Ronaldo plays football like an NFL basketballer – a meme is born

Martin Keown says Cristiano Ronaldo plays football like an NFL basketballer – a meme is born

by | 23rd, June 2012

WE in the UK like to think Americans know as much about football as they do about irony. It transpires that the UK knows nothing about the Americans. Hence we commend to your attention Curb Your Enthusiasm, Bilko, Friends, Seinfeld and Fulham’s Texas-reared import Clint Dempsey. But worse than that – worse even than British sit-coms – is the Britisher who showcases his ignorance of American sports.

Now, don’t get us wrong, American sports are no great shakes. Each year Anorak celebrates the Super Bowl in traditional fashion by walking around Ikea. But if Martin Keown, for instance, wants to compare the sublime cha-cha-chaing Cristiano Ronaldo, of Real Madrid and Portugal, with a player from American sports, he should get his facts right or risk looking a berk.

When commentating on the Portugal-Czech Republic game at Euro 2012, Keown dropped a clanger:

A meme is born:



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