Excuse me please. I am happy that Bahrain qualified to enter the next phase of qualifications for the Football World Cup in Germany in 2006. Yes, re-read that again. The team is playing the fourth-paced team in something called CONCASOMETHINGOROTHER which really means that we’re either playing Trinidad and Tobago or Guatemala on Nov 12 and 16. We reached there apparently by equalising last night in a scoreless match and the saving grace was an “away” goal. I don’t understand football rules much, I leave its intricacies to be explained by someone else.
What I do understand however is the stupidity of people like these, and the culpability of the Traffic Dept for allowing it to happen right in front of their eyes. And considering that these pictures were taken last night on “love parade” street on which the traffic cops were probably present aplenty and most probably “regulated” the flow of celebrant cars, they more than anyone else are responsible for this farce and the continuous flouting of traffic rules and regulations, and even basic safety for God’s sake.
What are they waiting for? An accident that can crush these dickheads who are precariously sitting on moving car bonnets and open windows? These cars in the pictures themselves are probably not road-worthy in the first place. But would they pull them over and book them?
And where the hell is the Ministry of Interior to stop this “illegal” demonstration? Didn’t these celebrants “block streets and brought discomfort to the citizens and public at large?” or is that rule only relevant in “political” motorcades?
Congrats Bahrain in any case… may you go to better and brighter things.