I liked that first article so much I wrote a second. Who’d a thunk that Canada would be Public Enemy #1 in Chile this morning? Thank you everybody for your comments re: the Beckham entry. I’ll get to them as soon as I get home from tonight’s baseball game; with luck, it’ll end without an international incident occuring.
UPDATE: it did…while this Chile debacle is taking on a life of its own. This is all so very stupid. Does the Chilean government honestly think the Toronto police launched a totally unprovoked attack on a group of teenagers who were, like, just trying to say hi to some of their fans? I’m sure a language barrier of sorts came into effect, but the accusations being levied against the Toronto Police Department (and, by extension, the entire country of Canada) are laughable, stupid and baseless. The Sun, of all papers, ran an excellent article this morning condemning the Chilean team for its actions. By my estimation, that makes them the very first people who’ve done that–which says as much about the times we live in as it does about the whole stupid mess.