Thursday, July 31, 2008

a farewell to Oleguer

I know some people find the political stances taken by Barca and/or its players particularly irritating, because, I don't know, it's so much cooler to, you know, act like you don't care about anything* (or, alternately, that anyone who claims they do give a shit about anything past their own nose must surely be lying). But it's one of the things about Barcelona that makes my little commie heart just swell with pride and joy. I've written before about my affection for the principled Oleguer, and I know he's made mistakes and not been Barca's best defender, but I'm still sorry to see him go. But his farewell letter is written with all the class and humility I've come to expect. Goodbye, Oleguer. I'll be checking out Ajax when I'm able, just to get a look at you on the pitch again.

*I can't help hearing Rik from The Young Ones: "I don't care what I do! I don't care if I live or die!"

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