06.12.08 10 years ago 10 Comments

Peru's national soccer team suffered a 4-0 whitewash to the vile Mexican squad, so the country reacted the only way it could: by showing up to the airport to welcome the team home… with jeering.

A video clip… showed the players filing out of the arrivals hall at Lima airport under a chorus of whistles and insults after arriving late on Monday night.

President [Alan] Garcia joined the criticism when he told reporters: 'It was a disgrace, let me cover my face. Terrible, terrible.'

I applaud Peru's restraint.  No one was murdered.  But then, South American fans generally save the retribution killings for untimely World Cup exits.  Or as a way to stave off boredom.

[The Beautiful Game]

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