I wondered if the Australian fans would riot. That would be pretty cool. "I think you're making this shit up, man. Why would anyone bother to be against Australia? I mean, seriously, we're the holiday destination of the world."
"It's fucking true. Did you see that trip Ghana did? That was a clear red card, but what the dude get? Nothing, man, nothing."
I couldn't really argue with that, but mostly, I didn't bother because he was in full spin. A conspiracy for every sport, a theory for every occasion. I was starting to think that Cas ought to write a book called The Conspiracies in Sport, All of Them True.
For the most part, I was willing to overlook such conspiracy talk, and to be honest, I don't really give it any thought. However, I must admit, I was surprised to be flipping channels the next night, and coming across Santo, Sam and Ed's Cup Fever having a conversation with an ex Australian football star about the very same conspiracy. And I was like, seriously? Seriously? But maybe it's just me. I've just never really had any time for conspiracies, though I do like to hear a particularly good one--the Moon Landing Was Fake is a particular favourite of mine, but just as I find that one particularly funny, there are others that bore me, such as George Bush Organised 9/11 and JFK Was Not Killed By the US Government. My mind just wanders once people begin going on about them.
See, right now, I think that The Moon Landing Was Fake would make a great band name, or even a short story.
I should write that down.