Do you know a wrestler? Related to one, perhaps?
I’m guessing their reaction to news that the Summer Olympics is doing away with their favorite sport following completion of the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro went down as smoothly as a spoonful of 10W40.
The International Olympic Committee in its infinite wisdom now finds itself wandering aimlessly in territory it shouldn’t be seen treading. And just so we’re clear, my money is not on the IOC.
Wrestlers? Really? You want to draw a line in the sand against a fraternity of human beings to which nosebleeds, twisted ankles, jammed fingers and cases of cauliflower ear are shrugged off the way the rest of us would a minor bout with the sniffles?
Good luck with that one, IOC. This isn’t the curling contingent you’ve made irate. It’s not the world’s finest trampoliners or table tennis aficionados you’ve got venting on social media. It’s
wrestlers. Some of the toughest, most resilient hombres to ever wear the five-rings insignia.