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Most days when I get home from work I prepare a meal and then turn on the television to catch up on the latest news headlines. Unfortunately though, there is too much emphasis on sport on the news and TV in general these days, so much so that it sometimes seems to be taking over!
Instead of current affairs, you get the latest football news. Man United scored these goals and Arsenal did this. Not really the most important thing going on in the world today!!
It's an obsession in this country
I'm sick and tired of the obsession in this country with sports news and in particular football and rugby. I don't have anything against sport and think that on the whole it is a positive thing; not only for the health benefits if you participate, but it can also be useful for developing effective teamwork skills.
My main gripe is really with the amount of time dedicated sports news in the media. It's fine if they provide an update of the English premiership results at the end of the main news, you can just switch off when it starts and at least you have a choice. What I do find infuriating however, is when the news bulletin starts off with some form of sporting drama.
Who cares if a football club sells a player for an extortionate amount of money, or that Australia kicked England's butt in the cricket again. This isn't newsworthy! It's sport and as such should be scheduled with other sport related programming.
I think that real news should be shown first because our economy, politics, health and education etc. involve everyone; football on the other hand, is a recreational activity that is not appreciated universally.
Right, I'm off to watch the Grand Prix now, because it's time for my nap and I've had enough of all this bloody football news!!