@hassun: Completely agree. It's petty, ignorant and reveals a great deal about himself than it says anything about football or football players. Also, harping on the crying thing is ridiculous: these guys are shattered having all played a full season and then contesting a world cup. These players are not wimps, they're elites.
It's really sad to see this ... makes me lose a lot of respect for Dan. Not because I'm butthurt it's "my sport" he's having a go at. It's just this super narrow minded, dickishly irrational behaviour of his. So what if a lot of people care a lot about something you do not? Can't you at least respect and tolerate that? And does he really lack the empathy to be able to even remotely comprehend what it must feel like for fans and, especially, players to lose the biggest game in the entirety if this sport? One that you have to scratch and claw to reach even once in your life, getting the opportunity to do so ONCE every FOUR years?
And the whole: Grown men don't cry-schtick ... jesus christ. Can't get any more ridiculous than this.
Well, until it does: "Ha, ha, I'm just trolling you guys!"