NFL Star Discovers That Londoners Speak English
Posted on Oct 27, 2007
Clearly doing little to raise America’s profile abroad, Miami Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder said that, until his team was booked to play against the New York Giants at London’s Wembley Stadium, he didn’t know that people in England spoke English.
“I swear to God. I don’t know what nothing is. I know Italy looks like a boot. I learned that.”
Crowder added: “I know (Washington Redskins linebacker) London Fletcher. We did a football camp together. So I know him.
“That’s the closest thing I know to London. He’s black, so I’m sure he’s not from London. I’m sure that’s a coincidental name.”
The Miami Dolphins play the New York Giants at Wembley this Sunday in the first NFL regular-season game to be played outside the United States.
Well, they don’t pay ‘em to be diplomats, but Crowder’s alma mater, the University of Florida, may want to review its academic standards for student athletes, in the event that Crowder wasn’t joking.