By Matt Ream
In the buildup to the Gold Cup final on Saturday, I was attending a wedding instead of tailgating at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California with my brother and friends. I was nowhere near a television so I was forced to use my phone as a way to stay updated on the pre game coverage. I almost constantly checked Facebook and Twitter, and texted my brother multiple times to figure out what was going on.
Among other things was the news that a Mexican fan had thrown a full and unopened bottle of Bud Light destined for the back of my brother’s head while he was engaged in a beer pong game, only to be thwarted by the quick reflexes of a nearby member of the American Outlaws, who managed to deflect it into my brother’s back. Maybe it was a good thing I was not there, as I could have been one of over 20 people arrested (surprisingly only a small amount of people were arrested at the game last night, apparently throwing beer bottles and other things into crowds before and during the game isn’t a crime), likely for confronting the asshole who did that. It really never changes – Mexican fans always seem to behave in the same inappropriate and disrespectful manner toward US supporters and the US national team.
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