RTE football pundit and professional gobshite controversist, Eamon Dunphy, has excelled himself this time.
Commenting on the Spanish footballers' silence as their national anthem was being played prior to their European Championship showdown with Italy, he made this prize observation:
"There is a unity between the Catalans and the Spaniards which is
very important… Traditionally Spain have underachieved because the
players of Barcelona, and the Basque country indeed, and the Castilians
don’t get on. But that rift has been healed by this generation of
players. And notably, when the Spanish national anthem was being played
no Spanish player sang it. I think that was a recognition that [the
players] say nothing… keep quiet. For the purposes of football, they
have left a culture and their politics in the dressing room and played
for their nation."
Talk about supplementing verbal diarrhoea with a strong dose of laxatives - unlike Eamon, the Spanish national anthem contains no words..
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