Sunday, March 27, 2005

Mexican Soccer Chants

Breaking a long string of American dominance in their soccer-rivalry, the Mexicans beat the Americans 2-1 in a World Cup Qualifier on Saturday. The game was played in Mexico City and the rabid Mexican fans repeated their past behavior towards the visiting Americans. Sports Illustrated reports the following:

The result also helped the home team earn partial revenge for a stunning 2-0 loss to the U.S. team in the second round of the 2002 World Cup, a game in South Korea that shattered Mexican fans' pride.

Mexico also ended both the Americans' 16-game unbeaten streak overall and their 31-game streak without a loss to regional rivals.

The crowd booed the U.S. national anthem and a spattering of fans chanted "Osama! Osama!" before play started, and shortly after Lewis' goal.

When I first read this, I was about to get angry but thought better of it. I then went to the kitchen and enjoyed a cool, tall glass of water that doesn't cause diarrhea.

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