There are howls of protest at the huge numbers of empty seats in Rio for the Paralympics. Apart from the fact that Brazil got scammed and bullied into hosting this feeble crock of crap, why is anybody surprised at this?
Athletics has never been a huge spectator sport or one that commands an enthusiastic audience. Outside of the shitty Olympics, which is nothing more than a shady shindig to line the pockets of corporate sponsors, hangers-on and the corrupt IOC, you rarely see stadiums full to the brim with cheering supporters.
As for the Paralympics, I’m sick and tired of it being shoved down my throat as some kind of mandatory viewing that demands attention. I have zero interest in any Olympic “event”, some of which are laughably stupid to be even considered sporting (Dressage? Really?), so why would I even bother with the Paralympics?
And before the PC brigade start whipping out their discrimination bells, I’ve got nothing against anyone who wants to take part. Just quit pestering the rest of us to watch this nonsense.