DRUG-SNARFING DUTCH SPORT FAKE: TOUR DE FRANCE REVISITED
And it was well-known that Americans 'never played fair, were entirely unsportsmanlike, and had an insufferable level of arrogance. Of course they all cheated! Americans were incapable of winning otherwise! In any sport! Lazy fat thieving bastards! Hmmph!'
I made mention of those remarks at the time:
The year after that, the Europeans proved what adept students they were of so-called ""American"" methods.
Several of them got kicked out of the Tour De France for doping.
And I made mention of that at the time:
You can probably already see where this essay is heading, can't you?
Dutch Cyclist Thomas Dekker has tested positive for banned substances.
Algemeen Dagblad article (in Dutch):
AP: Dutch cyclist Dekker out of Tour de France
BRUSSELS -- Dutch cyclist Thomas Dekker will not take part in the Tour de France after testing positive for the illegal blood-booster EPO.
His Silence-Lotto team says Wednesday that the cyclist recently learned a retested urine sample taken in December 2007 contained the banned hormone. Dekker was riding for the Dutch racing team Rabobank when the sample was taken.
After the disastrous doping scandals of 2007 and 2008, one would naturally think that athletes would be much more careful than in the carefree days of the past. Caution, and common sense, both suggested that a return to genuine sportsmanlike behaviour was advisable, even if one was ethically crippled and morally bankrupt.
Alas, it seems like that lesson was lost on the Dutch.
One wonders how the America-haters among the Netherlandish rabble will excuse this behaviour?
Will they cleverly find some way to never-the-less blame the Yanks?
One suspects that they will.
They'll invent it otherwise.
I suppose I should apologize for the extraordinarily high neener neener neener quotient of this blogpost. It is very un-Dutch of me.
If I had assimilated better in the Netherlands, I would just give a wry smile and resolve to forget about any Dutch athletes whose behaviour and unsportsmanlike attitude reflected badly on the Netherlands, after all, one cannot take the action of one rotten apple as representative, and in any case no one is entirely blameless. Surely reasonable people realize that the Dutch, more than any other nation, have adhered to certain standards?
Het spijt me, maar nee. Ik heb eigenlijk absoluut geen zin om mij voor bovenstaand schrijven te verontschuldigen. Ik heb daarvoor gewoonweg teveel schadenfreude, teveel leedvermaak, en echt gewoon te veel eerlijk plezier in Kaasje-pesten voor.
Die Dekker, tsjonge-jonge-jonge. Wat een ranzige wan-voorbeeld!
En hoe onsportief toch!
Please feel free to leave comments telling me how most remarkably un-Dutch it is of me to have so much fun at your expense. I shall be sure to read them all.