Ok, so if you don´t live in Europe and/or you are not a football fan you are probably not desperately interested in Euro 2012, the European Football Tournament that reached the first of the semi final stages tonight.
But, indulge me, and feel my pain. Spain won tonight (on penalties, which is not really a proper win in my book, but there you go) and are through to the final. Yes, “we´re” through to the final!!!
And in celebration, Alfi wholeheartedly joined in the celebrations. See that look of joy on his face? Ok, it´s submission knowing that he´ll get a biscuit.
The pain comes from the Italy-Germany match tomorrow night. I have a Spanish Big Man and an Italian Father and Passport. What happens if/when Italy win and it´s an Italy Spain final on Sunday? Feel my pain and tell me…do I wear my Spain shirt or my Italy shirt?!
52 thoughts on “Animal Cruelty in the Name of Sport”
I have the same problem with England and Australia.
My view: keep an open mind and whoever is winning at half time is the shirt you wear.
Or maybe sew half of one shirt to half of another and keep switching it round?!
the old slapstick comedy sketch!
That´s the one!
I was going to suggest that. You have time to whip the sewing machine out.
One of the English ladies did that a few years ago in an England Spain Match!
Oh dear oh dear – I’m immune – I hate sport 😉
Probably better off not getting involved…it´s hard to ignore here!
Oh yeah, that dog looks so wounded. Ha, anything for a biscuit!
He´s such a fame hungry pup, he´ll do anything for food!
No matter what shirt you wear, have an ample supply of wine nearby. Should someone take offense, pour a glass and “discuss” the matter. Still upset? Refill the glass, and so on. Your shirt will soon be forgotten.
Of course, you could just wear Italy’s shirt. You know you want to. 😉
I like your plan…in fact…I shall put it into action soon!
Oh my. Sounds tense. I am with Chicago John and the wine.
He´s a wise man!
FORZA ITALIA !!!!
I agree..my parents travel to Italy on Sunday for a holiday and my mum said the first thing he packed was his Italian flag!
While I agree on the wine suggestion I’m afraid I make myself scarce – sewing or reading a book. The football I could cope with. The commentators I would like to have rounded up and made mute.
And please, give Alfi a big hug from me. He is gorgeous!
If you think British commentators are annoying you should hear the Spanish ones….dreadful! Alfi loved his hug by the way 🙂
I wish Italy wins tonight but it will be hard since Germany has had two days more rest than the Italian team. However, if Italy wins (let’s cross our fingers!!) wear both shirts: first half of the match wear the Spain shirt; during the second half, wear Italy’s.
I´m with you on hoping for an Italy win, I think my dad has the Italian flag hanging out of the window of his house in London! Fingers crossed 🙂
Wear neither, go for congratulating good play and sportmanship on either side. 😉
Now those are wise words indeed. We hot headed Mediterraneans do sometimes play “dirty”…not good 😦
Wear them both and pretend that you forgot you put the losing jumper on…
Aha – I like your thinking!
Make one of those half and half jerseys, so Spain on one side and Italy on the other. I remember seeing a girl wearing one on tv–she had a boyfriend on one team and a brother on the other. But that seems like a lot of effort on your end…hahah. May the best team win. 😉
I´ve seen those too…I think now that Italy are through I´ll just have to be neutral!
Hahaha.. your dog is such a sweetie.. I agree with your idea, sew two shorts together down the middle.. but of course, the argument will be over which one is over your heart;)
Hadn´t thought of that! Mind you, if this is the greatest of my problems, then my problems in life are few 🙂
Oh.. I thought that’s what you meant in your post. Yes.. these are my favorite sorts of “problems”:)
Oooohhhh… tricky. One for each half? x
Quick change in the village square!
You’re certainly in a pickle now that Italy won. 😉
I know…talk about divided loyalties 😉
What nationality is Alfie 🙂
I feel your pain – we’ve been watching the matches round our pub, and have just seen the Italian game 🙂 🙂 Looks like Sunday is going to be a interesting day for football.
He´s a little Spaniard with a Spanish doggie passport. Maybe I´ll have to stick up for Italy! I´ve told Big Man we´re eating paella AND spaghetti on Sunday 😉
It’s summer!! What;’s wrong with your birthday suit and a couple of bottles of bubbly?
Now that would cause quite a distraction in the village square…!
I am feeling your pain! Did pour tortured Alfi get his biscuit?
Oh yes, Alfi was well rewarded! He´ll soon fit into the top at this rate 😉
The safest thing is to wear is a neutral jersey like, say, Ireland for example! Then you can sing Ole, Ole, Ole to your hearts content!
Italy are on fire!
Now there´s an idea….!
Oh would you look at little Alfi, do give him a scratch behind the ears from me for posing so beautifully for the photograph, even if he was being bribed with a treat…;-)
Hmm what a tough dilemma – pity you can’t just ignore it and hope that it will go away…
Alfi will do anything for food 😉 I think I´m going to be diplomatically neutral and just enjoy the game, the atmosphere and of course the wine and tapas!
lol, not the kind of post I was expecting from the title! Cute little Alfi!!
I don´t think I´d be brave enough to go down the real Animal Cruelty in Spain route…too distressing 😦 Alfi is a great big (little) show off!
That’s a tough one. I’d go with Italy.
I think I´ve had to decide to be like Switzerland…neutral!
Sew a double sided scarf or hanky that you can wave…no one will know who you are routing for. And whoever wins…you can say you were for them all along. Good luck.
Now that´s the best idea yet!
Yes, Karen really gets the fine art of diplomacy! And free-flowing wine and a dog like Alfi and there’s no way you can offend a soul!
I think it all went well in the end!