Finally, The Chinese Get The Last Laugh On Those Racist Spanish Bastards!
As the old saying goes, “Revenge is a dish best served cold.” And that certainly seems to be the case with the news that the most popular counterfeit World Cup jerseys in the Chinese black market are those for the country of Spain. Via The Telegraph:
Counterfeit versions of the Spanish jersey – whose vibrant colours evoke the red and yellow of the Chinese communist flag – are the top-selling World Cup merchandise on auction sites such as Taobao.com.
More than 100,000 jerseys of World Cup teams have been sold online, most of them fakes costing around 50 yuan (7.30 dollars) each, the China Daily reported, citing online sales data.
Pirated Spain kits lead the way with 17,430 sold, followed by the shirts of Germany, England, France, Argentina, Italy, Brazil, Portugal, the Netherlands and Japan, it said.
Now, I know what you are thinking (other than, “My word, this Weed Against Speed guy is one sharp fellow,” of course): how does this in any way have anything to do with revenge? Obviously, your memory of racist “slanted-eyed” photos is not as keen as mine.
For those of you who do not recall what occurred during the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Spain’s Olympic men’s basketball team posed for the above grossly inappropriate photo. Even worse (or more ill-conceived) the photo was part of a promotion for a Spanish courier company which appeared in several prominent newspapers and sports magazines throughout Spain. Yeah.
As if that wasn’t bad enough, shortly after the above photo began making waves, a photo depicting the Spain’s women’s team doing the same “slant-eye” pose surfaced (below).
So, take that, Spanish World Cup team! Ha! It looks like China has finally exacted its revenge for your country’s widespread racism! How is that, you say? How does the fact that Chinese people are buying fake counterfeit Spanish World Cup jerseys in their own country have anything to do with Spain, their World Cup squad or the Spanish people at all? Good question, I guess. And to be honest, um, I don’t know. It just…does. And stuff.
World Cup 2010: Spain jersey is top fake on China’s black market [The Telegraph]
Spain bring racism to the Olympic Games [The Spoiler]