We Will, We Will Rock You

While surfing the tube this afternoon, I stopped for a bit at the hockey game on TSN, featuring Canada versus Switzerland at the 2003 IIHF World Championship in Finland. The game was a slower paced affair than that usually seen in international hockey, but the fans seemed quite into it, cheering loudly and waving flags while U2's "Sunday, Bloody Sunday" played over the stadium sound system in the background.

*sound of needle scratching across record*

Umm … Sunday, Bloody Sunday?

Wow, that's certainly not "Who Let the Dogs Out?" or any of these other classic sports songs. This is U2 at its early protesting finest, being played for the entertainment pleasure of the sportocratic masses:

And it's true we are immune
When fact is fiction and TV reality.
And today the millions cry
We eat and drink while tomorrow they die.

They certainly do things a little different in Europe, what?


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