should holland (aka the netherlands) win the first world cup in africa? considering it’s in south africa, which was once a dutch colony and the country (not the football team or anyone presently alive at this point), along with the uk (we’re not letting anyone off the hook), instituted apartheid by dividing africans into blacks and coloureds and completely segregating the blacks and the coloureds from the white south africans.
there is a theory that history is played out on the pitch during the world cup. and it would only be fitting that germany, one of the few european countries that didn’t really have overseas colonies (except for namibia for a minute) should win the world cup. or uruguay, which itself is a product of colonialism, as opposed to the netherlands. and given that the citizens of holland have just thrown a surge of support behind a far right racists, anti-immigrant political party, which came second (according to the daily telegraph) or third (according to the economist) in national elections (going from 9 seats to 24 seats). so at this moment in history is the world cup deserved?
but perhaps if holland’s party of football one day takes its rightful place in the government, all will be forgotten.