|San Lorenzo 1923 (PD-AR-Photo)|
Although we've all heard the clichés about good sportsmanship, they are not often based in reality. Thus, we are left with a sports world that honors unbridled ego more than it does fair play.
Enter Pope Francis - a long-term fan of the Argentine football team, San Lorenzo de Almagro...
Fox Sports reports that, as the World Cup is upon us, the Pope has issued this message: Let soccer be a showcase for teamwork and solidarity, not an exhibition of racism and
Pope Francis then specifies three ways in which a sport as feisty as football can become a shining example: “…train and work hard to reach goals… fair play and teamwork… respect and honor opponents.”
In a televised video, the Pope then concluded: “Sports is not only a form of entertainment… but also – and above all… a tool to communicate values that promote the good that is in humans…”
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