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Posted by on May 24, 2010 in BlaBla, Current Events, Sport | 3 comments

Sun Newspaper – Still Sucking After All This Time

Just wanting to put this on record so that when England go home early and they try to suggest that their failure was due to the stress that they had to endure in the snake-infested pleasure palace of the Bafokeng Sports Campus, I’ll be able to say “ta-ta douchebags” with absolutely sincerity.


A little more than two weeks to go before the 2010 World Cup kicks off here in South Africa, and UK’s tabloid rag The Sun continues with its’ pathetic anti-SA scare stories.

Providing the humour today is one Nick Parker in another Sun Exclusive. Alongside is the headline and first few paragraphs of his journalistic efforts. The rest of it doesn’t get much better than the bits here, I assure you.

The added explanatory notes and information are mine.

If you would really like to see the complete original article, feel free to search for it via Google – I am no longer going to be actively adding to their visitor count from here.

Not after the farce that was the “Kill a tourist day” bollocks and definitely not after the “England training camp is a dump” trash.


Where snakes and humans abound, encounters between the two are not uncommon [in South Africa], with bites leading to 30 – 80 hospital admissions per 100,000 persons per year.

Snakebites are most common in the summer months, from late afternoon to early evening, affecting males and females roughly equally, depending on daytime activity.

The identification and syndromic management of snakebite in South Africa
Blaylock RS, MBChB(UCT), FRCS(Ed), FCS(SA), MMedSc(Natal), MD(Natal)

Levels of mortality by snake envenoming: Southern Sub-Saharan Africa: 286 – 366 deaths/100 000

Kasturiratne A, Wickremasinghe AR, de Silva N, et al. (2008)
Estimating the global burden of snakebite: A literature analysis and modelling based on regional estimates of envenoming and deaths.
PLoS Med 5(11): e218. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.0050218

“Envenoming”? “Syndromic management”? Look it up, why don’t you?

Oh, and the less said about that pathetic headline the better. A solid double douchebagging just for that alone. (Yes, I know that it’s a play on the famous Wolstenhome commentary at the end of the ‘66 World Cup – the last time the Merry Old won it. Doesn’t make it any less pathetic though.)


  1. Yeah, lookit them scary devils

    • Excellent Cindy! Maybe the English team management need to employ them as pitch guards to help protect their players from the evil dangers of wild, untamed, savage South Africa?

  2. LOL! Anti ENGLAND snakes are readying for the cocaine-snorting-towtruchdriving-pommie-soccer-hooligans…..


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