An American Soccer Coach in England Learns to Speak British – Wall Street Journal

The slip was innocent enough. Bob Bradley, the American manager of Swansea City, was bemoaning a defeat last weekend in a post-game interview with the BBC when he accidentally referred to a penalty kick as a “PK.”

He corrected himself to say “penalty,” but the damage was done. A slice of English soccer fans on social media seized on it immediately. Bradley had committed what they saw as a cardinal sin: sounding American while…

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