I did not watch Liverpool beat Manchester City today, although the game was shown on cable (Canal+). The reason? Olympic ice-hockey final between Sweden and Finland. And yes, it was a fantastic victory. The decisive goal says it all: Peter Forsberg to Mats Sundin to Nicklas Lidström, who scores. Three representatives of Sweden’s golden generation, who now had their last chance to win a major tournament.
Sure, I am a federalist, I believe in a global social democratic movement and I think the nation state has had its best days. But tonight I am a very happy Swede, and our three crowns that for example can been seen on our hockey-jerseys, naturally represent Forsberg, Sundin and Lidström.