African Nations Cup to go on despite Morocco being creepy about Ebola

The Moroccan government has requested that next year’s African Nations Cup be postponed over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus. Given that the only way Ebola can be transmitted is through direct contact with blood and other bodily fluids, you have to wonder exactly what Morocco were planning on getting themselves into during the tournament? Was this request an attempt to protect themselves from the deadly disease, or a “Hey, shit’s gonna get real. Let’s get weird.” statement of intent and warning to the rest of the continent? Check this dude out. He knows what I’m talkin’ about:

Morocco v Cape Verde - 2013 Africa Cup of Nations: Group A

The Confederation of African Football has since denied the request and said the tournament will go on as planned. I’m no politician or soccer administrator, but when an entire nation tells you in advance that they’re concerned over whose bodily fluids are going where…you at least have to stop and consider a delay. Maybe just disinvite Morocco altogether. They seem to be into some other shit. Is that the scene you want as you’re trying to crown an African champion?

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