Benni can learn from Einstein

ANGER is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.

ANGER is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.

That is a profound statement. It was, after all, made by one of the foremost thinkers of all time, respected theoretical physicist, philosopher and author Albert Einstein.

When Einstein made that pronouncement he obviously never thought of a misguided football player thrust onto a beautiful country at the southernmost tip of Africa, that boasts some truly proud and beautiful people.

But when I read Benni McCarthy's denouncement of our beloved vuvuzela I could not help but recall those piercing words from Einstein.

I could tell that these were the words of an angry young man.

The irascible West Ham United striker is embittered for a reason - a good one for that matter.

Granted, McCarthy has the right to his opinion, but why is he making his comments now?

Why is he blasting the much-admired plastic trumpet now?

He has played in front of thousands of vuvuzela-blowing fans before and he has never complained about its noise.

Why now, Benni?

I wondered if he would be complaining today had he not been dropped from the 2010 World Cup squad?

Was he going to raise his hands in abhorrence and try to stop overzealous fans from blowing vuvuzelas during the matches had he played in the World Cup?

McCarthy is now also a self-appointed English Premier League spokesperson.

He says he hopes the vuvuzelas will not be brought into English football.

Talk about trying to score cheap points on foreign soil. But there could be more vuvuzelas in the UK than McCarthy would believe.

On Tuesday, English demonstrators in London blew the vuvuzelas like nobody's business.

They protested at BP's headquarters in the capital.

If I were McCarthy, I would concentrate of reviving my flagging career and work on my weight problem.

Perhaps he might feel better about himself if he checked out Einstein's advice.