So I’m in Jerusalem, watching el Clásico. The Israelis find my Spanish cursing amusing. The Real fans from Spain, slightly less so, but only slightly. A good is had by all, not least because the good guys win it 4-3, albeit aided by a bullshit call against Real.
Which brought me to a thought. I am opposed to Catalan independence. Barça has become known as a symbol of Catalan independence. But no one descended from fighters on the losing side of the Spanish Civil War can support Real Madrid. Real was not politicized at the beginning of the war (its manager was in fact a Communist) but afterwards it became a symbol of the Francoist regime.
So I am a Barça fan. Regardless of the whole secessionist thing. Lo, lolololololo, lo lo!