Watching Euro 2012 matches counts as daily exercise, sports minister says
By Karl Stennienibarra
Watching Euro 2012 games on TV counts as daily physical exercise, according to parliamentary secretary for sport Clyde Puli.
Mr Puli was speaking at press conference entitled ‘The Maltese and sports: Fuck it, we give up’.
“Look, there’s absolutely no way to get the majority of Maltese off their fat arses and exercises. Just play along OK?”
Mr Puli said that leaping from the sofa to celebrate a goal can create toned legs, while repeatedly lifting pints of beer at a bar can really expand one’s biceps.
“Research also shows that swearing at the referee for two minutes burns as many calories as a six kilometre jog. The same can be said for repeatedly explaining to your wife or girlfriend how offside works.
“All in all, it’s a fantastic 90 minute work-out,” the parliamentary secretary said.
Mr Puli added that watching football is much safer than trying to play the sport.
“Just look at the two national teams most Maltese support. When English players kick a ball, they get injured. When Italian players kick a ball, they get arrested. You’re better off staying at home.”
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