Also, all of the Mexican league games will be played to an empty house this weekend. The games that were to run on satellite television will also be simulcast on free TV.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Closing Doors and Chilean Hospitality
Chivas is in Chile for a Libertadores group match this week, and evidently the Chilean fans, upon recognizing the Mexican players, have been less than understanding about the health risk. According to Héctor Reynoso and Gonzalo Pineda, Chilean fans yelled, "They're they go, they're going to infect us", ostentatiously cleared a path so that the two players wouldn't come near them, used their hands to simulate a surgical mask, and laughed as they walked by. Pineda reports that they felt like lepers. Given that build-up, the goal celebrations could get really creative. If I were a Chivas forward who just drilled a golazo, I'd have a celebration in three parts: after running over to the rabid, hooligan section of the Everton crowd, I'd fake a couple of coughs, than give them the Dikembe finger, and flex like Superman.