The Best of #SokkahTwitter 2018 – Qualifier 4
The fourth match up of the competition is Qualifier 4 for a place in Round 1.
Lucy Pronunciation Outrage
Lucy Zelic signed up to host one game a day in Russia. She ended up having to host every game because of the Optus disaster. Viewers who don’t watch football except during the World Cup began criticising Lucy’s pronunciation of foreign names, saying she was trying too hard. It was more of a case of fools who couldn’t speak another word of a different language criticising someone who can and takes the effort to pronounce player’s names showing dignity and respect. Also probably because she’s female.
Other “MSM” media outlets even attacked Lucy for some reason but #SokkahTwitter would have none of it:
— Alex (@AlexMulFP) July 1, 2018
The football community rallied behind Lucy and Craig Foster even had to come out and defend her. It was all so ridiculous and another one of those “faux outrage” moments by the masses.
Today: Superb, professional performance by Lucy under considerable if not extreme schedule pressure + importance in multicultural nation of respecting language and pronunciation; Socceroos set pieces; risk/reward in football #sbsworldcup https://t.co/rv9X5vpKLS
— Craig Foster (@Craig_Foster) June 25, 2018
VAR Deciding Games
#VARout has been trending all year. Whether it was VAR Deciding the Melbourne Derby in Round 1, the Sydney Derby in Rd 2 or even last season’s Grand Final. Those 3 games alone, VAR helped decide the outcome with its intervention or lack of intervention.
Whether VAR is right, not working, or not used correctly it has caused major waves in #SokkahTwitter every time it is used. It has turned fans away completely from the A-League. The World Cup showed that it can be used the right way, but #AleagueRefs is a meme in their own right.