Look at these two analyses of soccer/football. They're totally different in their opinions, yet goofily similar in their overdone soapboxing.
1. Soccer is the opiate of the masses, preventing them from glorious people's workers' revolution!
2. Soccer is the perfect socialist sport!
I think both of these are pretty much crazy in their own way. Anyway, if you don't like soccer, you don't have to like it! Can't those who do now just watch some World Cup and enjoy ourselves without listening to a bunch of haters spout off? Say what you want, soccer can be thrilling beyond belief.