If you needed further proof that people can publish columns in leading professional journals on topics about which they know absolutely nothing and against which they display a demonstrable bias: search no more! I give you "How Soccer Is Ruining America: A Jeremiad." Therein you will find more cultural stereotypes than I would have thought possible in an article of such brevity.
The bit about the feet is funny, though. Sort of reminded me of "Harrison Bergeron."