We’ve had several reports on how Spanish athletes and fans are racist, crazy, stupid, or all of the above, but this is getting out of hand. Yesterday, Spanish soccer giant Real Madrid was fined because of the way its fans treated a referee.
“Real Madrid have been fined 3,000 euros ($3,900) by the Spanish football federation (RFEF) after a group of their fans were reported by a referee for making what he termed fascist gestures and chanting fascist slogans.”
Referee Alfonso Perez Burrull reported that the fans were waving flags and banners with “extremist or radical symbolism” during Sunday’s home game against Osasuna. Real has had problems in the post with a group of radical fans known as the “Ultras Sur.” The group has previously been punished for breaching rules aimed at preventing xenophobia and intolerance.
First of all, what exactly is a fascist slogan? Are we talking like, “If Stalinist purges are wrong I don’t want to be right!” or, “The Gestapo, just think of it as a very personal Neighborhood Watch group!” What about, “Social revolution, half the bloodshed, twice the paranoia!”
Second, what the hell is wrong with Spanish people? Seriously.