Is soccer becoming another mistress?

Now that the Champions League is here, women can as well bid farewell to their beloved spouses. I used to have issues when a man chose the miserable ball over me, but not anymore. More than ever, I know football is another male thing women have to keep up with… for as long as she needs someone by her side.
Liliane Nakayima
Liliane Nakayima

Now that the Champions League is here, women can as well bid farewell to their beloved spouses. I used to have issues when a man chose the miserable ball over me, but not anymore. More than ever, I know football is another male thing women have to keep up with… for as long as she needs someone by her side.

Men go overboard when it comes to soccer, and that includes sulking like children when their team loses. Anita loved that her man loved her company and took her to beautiful restaurants while the maids took care of their two children. But when Champions League pops, Anita’s husband becomes rare to the extent their four-year-old daughter thinks he traveled!

Complaining about it falls on deaf ears. He actually thinks she is so insensitive, why does she have to say anything when his team loses?  Many times, he rejects food served to him because he has eaten at the bar with the boys.

I only thank God soccer is seasonal otherwise some married men would go missing 12 months in a year. Football would of course be compared to that four day Kenya mall siege where some devious men convinced wives they had been held hostage.

Some lousy men would indeed prefer being held hostage during a match than go home to a boring wife and loud kids.  But again, if I had a choice, I would let my man concentrate on soccer than cheating on me with the stupid ball.

I tell you, the good father who chooses to watch the game at home will shamelessly fight with a child for the TV remote control. The child wants cartoons while papa wants soccer! I recently heard of a man who nearly sent the wife to her creator when he pushed her off the couch so he could get a clear view to watch penalties.

I hear the average woman is often green about soccer, she will scream out ‘penalty’ yet what she should have said is ‘free kick’. She will not shut up, even during the critical last few minutes of the match. Poor man ends up not being able to concentrate.  And if you don’t give her attention, she will accuse you there and then of loving soccer more than her.

A guy coiling himself in that couch and patiently waiting for the soccer season to end is never easy for a woman. Soccer is another mean mistress robbing us of tender loving care (TLC) from men.

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