Thursday, 4 June 2015

El Himno No Se Pita

The Copa del Rey (football) final last weekend caused a huge controversy here in Spain, when the (Catalan) supporters of Barcelona and the (Basque) supporters of Athletic Bilbao whistled throughout the playing of the national anthem. Here's a flavour of some of the news coverage:

Since the game the news has been full of reports and investigations speculating on the sanctions which might be imposed on the two clubs.

Below is the latest contribution to the debate, from the Spanish world champions of rhythmic gymnastics, who have made this video supporting silence during the national anthem. I have a feeling this won't be the last word on the issue. Watch this space...


If you enjoyed this resource, you might enjoy reading about my life here in Spain as an immersion teacher of a class of primary children. Zen Kyu Maestro: An English Teacher´s Spanish Adventure is published as an eBook by Monday Books. There´s a free sample chapter available to download here: Zen Kyu Maestro

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