Bob Bradley Marches, Speaks About Egyptian Riots
As you know, sh*t is hitting fans across Egypt right now. Wednesday’s riots have turned into today’s mourning and demonstation. Bob Bradley marched at those demonstrations today and the former U.S. manager did comment on the situation:
When a tragedy like this occurs, I think it’s important to show respect…To see so many young people lose their lives is something that is a terrible, terrible thing and something that’s very sad for everyone that’s living in Egypt. All Egyptian people feel this today.”
At a time when most national team managers, unattached to the identity of the nation they represent, would flee a country in turmoil, Bob the Brave actually took to the streets with the people. His humility, courage, and class – as ugly as the situation in Egypt may be – is beautiful. He even gave a very wholehearted interview to an Egyptian news station. See Bob and every inch of his freshly shaved head below.
According to Brian Straus, all soccer in Egypt has indeed been suspended as a result of the riots in Port Said that killed 74. Egyptian football officials have been fired and even several notable players have retired. As a result Bob’s future at the national is a bit foggy. But judging by his actions he seems loyal to the role, and if he remains as manager he will have bundles to do with rebuilding the game in Egypt.