Yup. Definitely idiotic, evil. As I mentioned before, there wouldn't be the prospect of a national league today without the appeal that the foreign trained Filipinos has brought to Philippine football. Who do you think the fans follow in the news and social media? Like it or not, football still lacks maintstream appeal and we need the attention that they bring in order to keep our young league going especially in its formative stages. If we follow your suggestions, Philippine football will still be stuck in the dark ages, with no media coverage, no sponsors, no television contracts, no respectable national team program, and definitely no professional league(whether national or at the regional level). If you know anything about Philippine football history, they tried your formula before BTW, limiting the number of Filipino Chinese in a prospective league before. All that did was scare away the potential sponsors who at that time came mostly from the Filipino Chinese community who were enthusiastic about the sport. Philippine football as a result, lost a lot of its backers and the national team programs suffered the after effects of that short sighted decision. It is one of the reasons Philippine football was stuck in the doldrums for so long, as they repeatedly shot themselves in the foot whenever a bright lining appears to potentially revive the sport. As for basketball, if you have been following this thread, you should know by now that I also follow Philippine basketball as well, so yeah the cap on FilAms in the PBA is old news for me and just like the ban on foreign coaches in the PBA is something I disagree with. And yes both MLS and especially its predecessor the NASL(which I think is a more relevant example as football at the grassroots level had largely not taken off yet at the time similar to the Philippine situation) would not have gotten off the ground without its foreign trained American reinforcements and imports helping broaden its appeal and increasing its standards.