John Helm: Not the way to Boogy on down
Oct 7 2009 by Mel Booth, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
THERE’S a guy by the name of Bogy (pronounced Boogy) playing for Egypt in the World Under 20 Championships and he should have become a national hero with the two late goals he scored to clinch the home country’s place in the last 16.
Instead “Colonel” has been vilified. Why?
Well, after scoring the first of his brace against Italy he ran straight to a camera and bellowed into the lens something along the lines of “What about that you mother ...... ? in clear reference to his coach, who had left him on the bench for every game at the tournament so far.
The Egyptian people were so shocked and offended by his behaviour, a huge poster has gone up in Cairo proclaiming that if Bogy scores the winning goal in the final and makes them world champions they will not be able to celebrate.
Can you imagine a similar reaction in England if Wayne Rooney celebrates with an expletive?
It’s called a cultural difference.