Here in the United States and around the globe, we hold our sporting records to be rather sacred. Those who set the records tend to get mythologized over time and looked at as Gods to us. For proof of this, just look at the crap Hank Aaron had to go through when he was on the verge of breaking Babe Ruth’s home run record, or at how horrified we were at the thought of Barry Bonds breaking Hank’s mark.
Right now in England there’s a 12-year old kid who I’m going to say has broken an unofficial record. This kid has dedicated his entire 12 years of existence to achieving his dream, but now it looks like his road to glory is going to take a bit of a detour.