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Avoiding Spit….

October6

Me again, quickly.

Wanted to post some pictures from the footy yesterday for the boys… what an experience! Ups and downs, to be fair. We’d been out until 5.30 in the morning the night previously, so I wasn’t particularly up for the game. Anyways, took ages to try and get some tickets and ended up having to buy them from a tout, which made me feel dead nervous. But all was fine in the end… the tickets were in the terraces which was mindboggling. So many hundreds of people crammed in, having to clamber up and down over people sat down securing their seats, feeling quite nauseous because it was soooooo high up!

The atmosphere was brilliant - loads of singing and clapping, we even managed to join in despite not speaking the lingo! But then it all went a bit downhill… Cerrie the girl we met on the plane came along with a tour, and they were all wearing head gear. Turns out the away fans were in the stand above us and it’s well known that they spit on everyone through the match. GROSS! I then became obsessed about being gobbed on… strangely I found myself looking up the entire time, which is a bit stoopid because it increased the chance of being spat in the eye. I got hit a few times, and the girl in front’s hair was sizzling for a moment due to a cigarette being thrown still alight. Jamie had to flick it off before she went up in flames…

At half time, it was one nil to Boca Juniors…. Then the second half began and it all went really down hill. Turns out that the away fans also have the habit of sending over bags of poo. Mmmmmmm. Nice. I’ve never been so disgusted in my whole life! How does one plan that, I keep thinking? “I know… I’m off to football, won’t go to the loo just yet. Hold it in until I get to the footie, then I can whip out my clear plastic bag, go in that, and be ready to attack those pesky Boca fans…” One landed on the girl behind me, and that was it - we left at that point. HORRIBLE! As we left, another landed in the space Jamie had been standing in. Thank goodness we left when we did.

Still, it’ll be something to tell the kids and laugh at later on, I suppose!!!

La Boca Stadium

La Boca Stadium

Tactics to avoid the spit

Tactics to avoid the spit

Where we should have got tickets for...

Where we should have got tickets for...

A gift for the boys!!

A gift for the boys!!

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