Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Islam is George Best

George Best is unwell again. Seeing his name headlined in the press as he relapses back into an alcohol induced kidney infection, expecting if not exactly urging on his death, I'm reminded of the time, back in the day, I was jogging down Headingley Road, Leeds. Amongst the usual inner city dereliction, I saw on a wall, daubed in huge white capital letters in thick, freshly sprayed paint:



EAST IS EAST
WEST IS WEST
ISLAM IS THE BEST


A few days later, jogging down Headingley Road again, I see the same graffiti. Only this time, some Leeds 6 wag had spraycan-edited it to read:

EAST IS EAST
WEST IS WEST
ISLAM IS THE GEORGE BEST


Yes, could very well be. A once glorious past brought to heal on a diet of debauchery and vice and by the incompetence of leaders, managers and trainers. Get well soon Mr Best.

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