There’s a big and rather embarrassing mistake in the latest Newsweek magazine edition of 21st June.
St. Georges Cross – the National Flag of England
Some Americans seem to have trouble knowing the difference between the UK, England and Britain.
In the Newsweek magazine edition of 21st June, the magazine lists the countries who have the largest percentage of TV viewers who watch the World Cup – and they list the UK in 14th place, which seems fairly low to us.
Uruguay are listed first, Italy second, Croatia third, Germany 4th and Holland in 5th place.
They have the United Kingdom emblazoned on the back of what looks like an England white shirt, representing the UK in 14th place?
But there is no United Kingdom Football team.
The UK is composed of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and they each have their own football teams, and only England made it to the World Cup Finals.
But the Americans in the press over here, have continually talked about the US facing the Brits in that first game, and now a rather embarrassing error in Newsweek.
We also had an interesting interview with one older American in NYC on CNN, who said the rest of the world must be mad to support “soccer” because it’s such an unnatural game that you cannot even handle the ball.
He was looking forward to the real football starting soon – meaning American Football presumably.
Who’s going to tell him that’s why the beautiful game is called football – and of course it was invented in England – where else? 😀