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La Copa Libertadores de América is an annual international club football competition organised by CONMEBOL (The South American Football Confederation) since 1960. It is one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world and the most prestigious club competition in South American football.

The final was supposed to be played in South America (as it should be,) in Argentina, few weeks ago, but after the embarrassing episode of violence, it was decided to be played in Spain in the stadium of the Real Madrid club… The world real is Spanish for “royal” and was bestowed to the club by King Alfonso XIII in 1920.

So, the final was between two Argentine clubs (RiverPlate vs Boca Juniors) and the whole game turned out to be quite a bit of fun, despite the bitter taste that left in us the previous shameful events of violence. River won 3-1 after Boca was taking the lead.

My constant question is… WHY SPAIN?? 

The tournament is named in HONOUR of the Libertadores, the main leaders of the South American wars of independence, (against the Monarchy of SPAIN and the Portuguese Empire) so a literal translation of this competition’s name into English would be “Liberators of America Cup” or “Liberators of the Americas Cup“.

Do you see the irony?

They took the tournament to Spain as if the name of the Cup didn’t have a meaning, as if they were apologising on behalf of Bolivar, San Martin, O’Higgins, Sucre, etc for our freedom.

Simón Bolívar “El Libertador”

José de San Martín’s proclamation of the independence of Peru on 28 July 1821 in Lima. Painting by Juan Lepiani

I know I’m taking it to the extreme but just like some vandalised the Arc of Triomphe in France, people ignore/don’t care about their history, the representation of monuments, or in this case the symbolic name of a tournament. 

Anyway I understand the safety of the players is guarantee in Spain. After all, Argentina is populated by savages… Even more today than back in the 16th century. 

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Un papelón means fucking embarrassing in South America, and that’s what happened last weekend in Argentina when the Copa Libertadores final was postponed following the violence towards Boca Juniors (one of the biggest football’s club) bus.

The Copa Libertadores final between Argentinian arch-rivals River Plate and Boca Juniors was in cancelled after supporters of River Plate (the other biggest football’s club) attacked their opponent’s team bus, breaking windows, threw projectiles, wounded and causing players to become ill because of tear gas, according to the Independent.

You know, it was supposed to be a sport event… 

Argentina at this point is one of the most VIOLENT and INTOLERANT societies in South America. From politics to sports and showbiz, every single area in the Argentine society in the last decade has become very violent. 

UNA VERGÜENZA, UN BOCHORNO, UN PAPELÓN!

Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese tennis player to win a grand slam. It happened in the strangest of ways.

In the finals at the US Open, the 20-year-old Osaka defeated 36-year-old Serena Williams mainly with a commanding display of precociousness that is most reminiscent of, well, Serena Williams.

But Naomi’s victory was overshadowed and perhaps even sealed by a series of violations called against Serena, who had a warning, a point penalty, and then a game penalty called against her, taking the score in the second set from 4-3 to 5-3 with Osaka in the lead.

Serena received the warning for getting coaching from her box, and the point penalty for breaking her racquet. After she approached the umpire demanding an apology and insisting she didn’t cheat. She called the umpire a thief who “stole” a point from her… 

The whole thing was a mess.

Although Serena has a point about the sexism (because men said lots of things as well, but don’t get penalised) she also tends to forget that she’s a champion and an inspiration to many. Instead of breaking shit, her approach to injustice should be more intelligent. 

The drama dampened the Grand Slam title win for her opponent, who idolises Serena and cried on the podium as she was awarded the cup to boos from the stands.

Naomi didn’t deserve this reaction. She won fair and square!

I love Serena, but she spoiled the final. And that crowd was an embarrassment.

After the French Open banned Serena Williams’ catsuit for not being respectful of the game, she came out onto the court at the US Open in a tutu and some fishnets and performed the Pas de IllShowYouHos while winning her match.

The tutu look comes on the heels of comments from Bernard Giudicelli, the president of the French Tennis Federation, that the French Open would ban catsuits after Williams wore one during the 2018 tournament. Williams had stated that the “Black Panther”-inspired suit was helpful in preventing blood clots after she had a pulmonary embolism after giving birth to her daughter.

Giudicelli said catsuits “will no longer be accepted,” according to The Associated Press

“One must respect the game and the place,” he said. 

To which Serena responded: “FUCK YOU stinky French prick” in her wonderful tutu.

Serena Williams is the greatest athlete and tennis player of all time. 

She’s gonna kick your ass wearing a catsuit, a tutu or a unicorn horn.

Let her dress however she wants, she brings enough money and people to a sport that would otherwise bore most to tears. But the fact is, if Maria Sharapova had worn a catsuit or a tutu NO ONE would have said shit.

So, suck it up bastards!!!

Sister Mary Jo, known to her students at Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights, IL as “Sister MoJo,” was invited by the Chicago White Sox to throw out the first ceremonial pitch at their game on Saturday.

The students of Sister MoJo, who teaches theology, have already known about her greatness for years, but the world found out about her greatness on Saturday when she showed up and showed out at Guaranteed Rate Field (capitalism, thy name is Guaranteed Rate Field) by busting out a little elbow trick before throwing what people who know more about baseball than I do say was an “impressive” pitch.

The eyeballs of the saints and angels in heaven blew out of their skulls from trying to follow that fast ball. The wind from that ball travelled all the way to Vatican City and knocked the Papa tiara right off of The Pope’s head:

If the Catholic church should ever crumble from all the non-stop priest pedophilia (yeah, right), Sister MoJo has a career in pitching to fall back on.

Many Catholics don’t believe in reincarnation, but this should change their minds, because the reincarnation of Cy Young has been found!

A hilariously wild and ragged World Cup final concluded with a 4-2 victory for France, after a chaotic first half marked by a pair of dumb goals for France, and a second half marked by a Pussy Riot field invasion.

A sweet move down the right side early in the second half from one true wonderteen Kylian Mbappé led to some chaos in front of net, with Paul Pogba taking a couple cracks from distance, including a second one that turned into a goal.

France played well, but in my opinion Crotia played better. Sadly the winner is the one who score the most and France did it. However, after this world cup I’m a Croatian fan for life!

Own goal, badass strikes, hand ball PKs, and randos storming the field. This game had literally everything. Including French President Emmanuel Macron and Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović.

And a dose of virtual social issues…

Regardless, congratulations to both France and Croatia, particularly Croatian god Luka Modric who was named the best player at the World Cup. 

They’re all my heroes and they should be so proud of themselves.

On the other hand, Russia was an excellent host. Allez les bleus!!

Qatar 2022, see you there! 

Today the World Cup ends and it’s a sad day for all football fans of the world.

Yesterday The Red Devils of Belgium (wearing yellow) defeated The Three Lions of England 2-0 in The World Cup third place match. A game for the history.

Well done England. Well done Belgium. It’s time for both to go home.

Congratulations to Belgium on making World Cup history.