Festive Left Friday Blogging: GOOOOOOOOAL!

Actually, it was that times six for Bolivia’s humble soccer team against, of all people, mighty Argentina under the direction of the revered Diego Maradona. The latter took the defeat graciously, saying, “I think Bolivia played a great game. I believe that any team to go up against Bolivia today would have suffered the same fate as we did” (translation mine).

Evo’s remarks were harder to directly translate, but I’d say they went something along the lines of “What a goalfest, daddy-o!”

Meanwhile, here’s how the regular fans were taking the news:


Some were content to paint their faces in the national tricolor, or wear silly hats in it. Others went a bit further to (literally) wrap themselves in the flag:


BTW, Venezuela’s boys in burgundy also did good against Colombia. Suck on that, Uribe!

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2 Responses to Festive Left Friday Blogging: GOOOOOOOOAL!

  1. El Gaviero says:

    I missed being in La Paz for this by one day!!!
    Maybe I was beaten up because of that night’s loss to Colombia… Although I certainly don’t look Colombian!

  2. Heh…could be! Angry sports fans are cwaaaaazy. Up here, hockey fans have been known to riot, smash store windows, and set cars on fire if “their” team lost. I don’t imagine Bolivians are any different when it comes to soccer.
    Hope you’re on the mend!

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