FOX Sports has a story about racist chanting by the Spanish crowd during the England-Spain Under-21s friendly yesterday. This relevant snippet is appended:
“The 66-year-old Spain coach admits he made the comment about Henry. He says it was not meant as a racist remark but was to motivate Jose Antonio Reyes, Henry’s Arsenal colleague, who is white.
“When asked by English reporters about the remark on Tuesday, Aragones hit back by saying that the English were guilty of racism centuries ago.
“I have a lot of black friends who have explained to me that the English were after them in the colonies,” he said.
UPDATE: The Beeb reports on a sorry England performance and the sorrier behaviour of the Spanish fans, which was clearly audible during the commentary on Radio Bloke.
Shocking…..a Spaniard who can formulate a strawman argument….
Oops! I’m sure that’ll be taken as racist, but since as a Southerner I’m racist by definition, I suppose it’s no great worry.