From last night’s Colbert Report.
It has been a huge year for Spanish sports, or EspaÃ±a Esports. Spain’s soccer team won the World Cup, Rafael Nadal conquered Wimbledon, Alberto Contador took the Tour de France, and Javier Bardem took the world record in the Thousand Yard Smolder. His prize? Himself. But there has been a major setback in Spanish athletics.
[cut to CNN footage]
The controversial tradition of bullfighting is now illegal in one region of Spain, the Catalonia region, which includes Barcelona.
[cut back to Colbert]
I don’t understand! Barcelona should be used to horrors. Their streets are already running red with the sangria vomited by thousands of American backpackers. I’ll say it again, folks. Barcelona is just the San Francisco of Spain. They’re a bunch of effete liberal elites talking down to the rest of Spain with their sthmug Sthpanish listhps. They don’t undershtand! Heartland Spanish values like Mom and apple paella. I’m with the pro-bullfighting community who have called the ban a “political manipulation”.
Here’s the video. The first half is about the 2012 London Olympics.
Everyone here in Spain is knows that the bullfighting ban has almost nothing to do with protecting animal rights and everything to do with separatist politics and rejecting something that is traditionally Spanish. I think they should also ban jamón serrano and tortillas de patatas!