Monday, June 27, 2011

US Soccer Team Booed in America

The joys of Diversity!

This article helps demonstrate the difference between the concepts of "country" and "nation". A country is a political entity. A nation is a group of people who share a similar bond. Nationalism is when there is one nation in a country. When you have multiple nations in a country, it is an internal Empire. Empires are always unstable and require a police state to maintain.

The Mexicans in this picture might be US citizens. But they are not Americans. Big difference.

If the U.S. soccer team were hoping for the home advantage during Saturday's Gold Cup final then they were in for a nasty surprise.

Despite being the 'home' side in California's Rose Bowl stadium, the majority of fans - most of them American born of naturalized Mexicans - booed and jeered the U.S. team.

The surprising scenes were followed by angry outbursts from U.S. team goalkeeper Tim Howard, who was visibly shaken after the entire post match ceremony was conducted in Spanish.

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  1. No offense taken. Loved the stadium wall gag! Just as an aside, we call soccer 'football' in England; and you're right it is a very boring game. I would need to be paid to watch a match.

  2. Thanks! Some people thought my wall gag was serious. Just to clarify for the literally minded - no, the stadium security did not really make me stay and watch a game. heh.