WTFutbol?

I started trying to write even a modestly thoughtful piece about how it’s possible for more than 70 people to kill each other over the outcome of a soccer game, but it just wasn’t happening. I mean, what the hell is there to say? Soccer is, quite literally, the simplest sport in the world. All you need to play it is a moderately spherical object and a moderately flat surface and badda bing, you’re good to go. So…sorry. This post has been entirely useless to you — unless you didn’t hear about the news in the first place and now I’ve only depressed you about the state of the world even further, in which case, my bad.