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Remember the Christmas truce

 Rivalries will be rivalries. Well, even more so tomorrow when two of the World's biggest footballing nations meet in a clash that will set tongues wagging. Though we would love to be ruthless to each other at this time, we should remember the sentiments of the past. Mainly the one brought about by the Christmas truce of 1914/15. 

"On Christmas Eve 1915, a peace overture came from the German lines. On Christmas Day, after a night of carol singing, Bertie Felstead, a private in the Royal Welch Fusiliers recalled that feelings of goodwill had so swelled up that at dawn Bavarian and British soldiers clambered spontaneously out of their trenches. A football was produced from somewhere – though none could recall from where. "It wasn't a game as such, more a kick-around and a free-for-all. There could have been 50 on each side for all I know. I played because I really liked football. I don't know how long it lasted, probably half an hour."

Though rivalries are only natural, I thought that we could, for just a moment, forget them and remind ourselves why we started loving football in the first place. If you're upset about your team's exit, it's time for some cheering up. If you can't wait for your team's next match, it's time to get even more pumped. In the only way we can,

let's just celebrate football.














Goal celebrations themselves make football gratifying


a video that legitimizes football for sure


This last one is for you USMNT girls (it's been posted before but I think you need some cheering up)


So how should you celebrate the beautiful game?
It's your choice.

 
 
Tags: historical post, picspam, world cup 2010
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