England might have won, but the atmosphere at Wembley, and in the cantina in Mexico City I had stationed myself at, wasn’t….well, as ‘hooligany’ as many Mexicans might have expected. We do still have a reputation. Still. At every football match I ever go to, or Lucha Libre for that matter….or whenever the subject of football comes up – I’ll be called a ‘Hoooooligan’! In good humour. I think.
There are far, far worst countries around the world for hooliganism these days. Not that there aren’t incidents at matches in England, but not anything near as bad as they used to be. Is it worse in Mexico? Well Pumas fans can get a bit wild. And when Americas play away, it’s not unusual for a few chicken feet to fly around. But I’ve never witnessed any real trouble. Just good humour. And bad language. Of course. Going to a football game is a great way to expand your vocabulary.
But back to Mexico and England. I found some photos on England’s ‘Back The Bid’ Facebook page. With Santo in our corner, how can we lose? I’d love the World Cup to come to England in 2018. Viva Inglaterra!!!!