The Yemeni beach volleyball team recently lost a match at the Asian games, and like losers generally, they sought to explain why:
Organisers of the games in China have hired four cheerleader squads, each made up of eight girls, to entertain fans during breaks in the volleyball action, according to the Tianfu Morning News.
“They had an effect on how we played,” he said. “I think they had something to do with our losing the match.
But Yemen beach volleyballer Adeeb Mahfoudh has now accused the squads of being distracting, and partly to blame for their defeat to Indonesia.
I was sorely tempted to put an “I blame Bush” header on this, but then I said, no: That would be declassé.