I ain't even mad at this point. I'm seriously fucking disappointed. (#iambarca'smom.) I had a real weakness for a lot of barça players when I was first getting into football, but the constant self-martyrdom, flopping, insisting that they're entitled to a win by virtue of their ~*~beautiful football~*~ and that the mere act of trying to beat them constitutes "anti-football"-- it's bullshit, and I'm mystified by it. Like, Messi -- I have lost all respect for him this season, I can't even lie. Kicking the ball POINT-BLANK into the stands? getting gracelessly, catatonically pissy after the copa loss? diving and NEVER getting called on it? Shoving up the manita in his goal celebration? it makes me feel gross in my stomach and heart.
and, tbh, I'm equally befuddled by the fans' response to their team's behavior. I mean, i understand to some extent being psyched that your team won by any means neccessary. Like, if madrid had won because di maria were flopping around the pitch as he is wont to do, would i be psyched? Let's be honest: I would! I love winning!
But I would be fucking embarrassed. I would not be bragging about it. I would not be applauding the fact that Mou got sent off for, presumably, sarcasm, or enjoying smug Xavi interviews about how "only one team wanted to play football tonight." Yeah, okay. whatever.
<--Definitely stretcher that guy off. He is hurt, in the leg. AND HE JUST WANTS TO PLAY FOOTBALL!!!!!!1
WANTS TO PLAY FOOTBALL, SO BADLY.
xabi's face after the game. ugh.
i'm going back to wallow in my Madrid love post and thank the fucking lord that I don't have to be a cule, seriously. It cannot be easy to be proud of this bullshit. And no, I don't think our hardcore defensive stance in the first half was in any way comparable. we were playing to a draw, and it was working. I'm honest to god sorry that I can't offer congratulations to anyone unfortunate enough to click the cut; I don't like being that kind of fan. but this game was ugly and I hated it. the end.
OPPOSITE OF UGLY AND HATED:
THAT WAS FUN AND I HAD FUN DOING IT