Back in South Africa, the drama continued to unfold. The final French practice was suddenly canceled on Sunday just as it was about to get under way. Television cameras caught long shots of Domenech, team captain Patrice Evra, and other staff shouting and pushing each other around on the field. No blows were actually landed. One of my millennials was shocked they wouldn't even shake hands with the opposing team after their final loss.
Apparently both the language and spirit of diplomacy are dead in France.
They're still revered for their cuisine.
But then, so are the Japanese.