Thursday, May 04, 2006

Metatarsal special

Duleep Allirajah puts it well on Spiked:
Four years ago the word "metatarsal" entered the popular lexicon after David Beckham broke his toe on the eve of the World Cup. Rooney's injury has once again provoked another national outbreak of foot fetishism. Once again the newspapers are full of metatarsal diagrams and fevered prognostic debates. It brings to mind Marx's famously dictum that history repeats itself first as tragedy, then as farce. Only this time round the tragedy seems to have followed the farce.

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