October 31, 2012
Let’s go down south, not to the American South, but to South Ameirca. In the Venezuelan Soccer league, one team, Deportivo Tachira decided, like the NFL, the raise awareness for breast cancer by spraying everything they wore with pink. In this case, the team wore pink alternative jerseys against fellow Venezuelan club team Atletico Venezuela. The Tachira fans were so upset by this, that they stormed the field in protest, causing the match to be postponed. They stormed the field waving their jerseys over their heads and screaming the Venezuelan National Anthem. While few logical reasons exist for such behavior, the one given was that the pink color is “untouchable”. Many rioters asked why breast cancer was being singled out, not knowing that sport teams create awareness for all sorts of diseases, breast cancer being one of them.
While international soccer fans have stormed the field and rioted before, usually the matter concerns the outcome of the match. In this case, it was not the team’s bad play they had an issue with, but the color of the uniforms worn by their team.
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Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants. They swept the Detroit Tigers in 4 consecutive games to win their second World Series in 3 years. It is the 2nd time the organization has won a championship since moving from New York to the city by the bay in 1958. Congratulations to Venezualan native Pablo Sandoval for winning the World Series Most Valuable Player Award. Celebrate the Giants big win by purchasing your favorite MLB team's apparel here at PLA. If you use the code "MLB" when checking out, all MLB jerseys in your cart will be 25% off.
Authentically Speaking Trivia Time: Who was the World Series MVP of the Battle by the Bay in 1989? Answer to come tomorrow.
Thursday’s answer: Sparky Anderson, Johnny Bench, and Bill White.