Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Soccer in Mexico 

Soccer fans are nuts. I think this is a generally accepted fact. I think the Mexican fans are trying to take it up a notch. Their fans have been chanting: "Osama Osama" at the US players, bags of urine and bottles of beer have been tossed on the field, and players' effigies have been hung in the stands.

Why is this happening? Is it normal soccer fan behavior or more? Soccer has always been a big thing Mexico has held over the US, a source of great national pride, and now 5 of the last 7 times they've played, the US has won. Bitterness and jealousy? Could be. Either way, my desire to get to a soccer game in these huge soccer countries is continuously waning.

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Name: Corey
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