Oh those Spaniards, the very flower of enlightened Europe!
LONDON, Nov 18 (Reuters) - British ministers have condemned the 'disgraceful' racial abuse of England's black players during Wednesday's friendly international against Spain in Madrid and demanded that soccer authorities take action.
Monkey noises were heard when Ashley Cole and Shaun Wright-Phillips touched the ball during England's 1-0 defeat and chants of 'If you are not f**king black, jump up and down' rang out from the 55,000 crowd at Real Madrid's Bernabeu stadium.How much more cultured they are than us poor, provincial racist Americans! (Could you imagine such a chant being raised in, say, the Georgia Dome?)
I’m fairly certain, however, that a player of Arab descent would never be treated in this manner. Not since March 11, 2004, at any rate.
Of course I’m not suggesting that the black British soccer players should blow the Spaniards up. I do, however, find it interesting that the Spaniards felt so secure in the knowledge that such men would not resort to such drastic methods of revenge.
Secure enough to come up with a number of creative ways to call the players nigg*rs to their face.
So we see now how it works, Spain. Racially harass talented men who may be better than your own soccer players. You know they won't hurt you (well, probably not). But roll over and play nice for other men who murder hundreds and maim thousands of your citizens. Got it.
I would assume that there will be no "raghead" chants in Madrid when, say, Jordan's team comes to play ball.
(Thanks to Deacon at Powerline, who links to more articles on the subject)