â†µYeah. I imagine that much the same thing happened when these â†µquintessential New Yawkers failed to recognize some of the most famous â†µguys in the world: â†µ
â†µâ‡¥During its U.S. tour last summer, FC Barcelona held a training â†µâ‡¥session one evening in Central Park. The team, including superstar â†µâ‡¥Thierry Henry, practiced in a part of the park's North Meadow that â†µâ‡¥serves as the outfield for several softball fields. As warm-ups â†µâ‡¥began so did the calls from the clueless nearby beer league softball â†µâ‡¥games for Barcelona to "Get the ---- off the field." â†µâ†µ
â†µExcept because they're nice guys -- they've got UNICEF on their shirts! -- the â†µteam just passed around someone's looping fly ball until Leo Messi â†µscorpion-kicked a nasty â†µslider past Joe Jablonski. Now that FC Barcelona's true identity was â†µrevealed, things changed. Instead of yelling "get the ---- off the â†µfield," the beer league softballers yelled "get the ---- off the â†µfield, you eurofairies who don't know what real football is." â†µâ†µ
â†µAh, New York. â†µâ†µ
â†µThis, by the way, is part of a longish Wall Street Journal piece on the â†µcoming soccer revolution, which might actually be coming very, very slowly. If it's coming at all, â†µyouse guys. â†µâ†µ
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