Cuban Responds to Criticism for Celebrating Spain's Euro Cup Victory: "What's the Big Deal?"

Thursday, July 11, 2024 by Charlotte Gomez

A Cuban living in Spain has sparked a stir on TikTok after sharing a video recounting an experience he had during the match between Spain and France. In the video, the young man explains that he received a comment questioning why he was celebrating Spain's victory when he wasn't Spanish.

"I want to share something with you that happened to me yesterday. It was the Spain vs. France game, and I was super happy when Spain won, I even grabbed a flag. And someone says to me, 'Why are you acting like that if you're not Spanish?'" begins @full_javy89 in a TikTok video. "I looked at them and said, 'What's that got to do with anything?' What does it matter that I'm not Spanish to feel whatever I want for any team of any nationality? When I lived in Cuba, I rooted for the Spain team during the Euro Cup or World Cups."

"What does it matter that I'm from Cuba to support Spain? Regardless, I've been living here for 8 years. In my country, in my family, my neighbors, we all feel for Spain. I remember it was crazy when Spain won the World Cup," he declared, affirming that in Cuba, Spain has a significant fan base supporting them.

The video has generated a flood of supportive comments from both Spaniards and Cubans, highlighting that the love for soccer transcends borders and nationalities. "It makes me happy to see you with that flag and celebrating Spain's victory; regarding that person's comment, it's ridiculous, ignorance," "You are free to support any team you want, don't pay attention," "Of course, Spain is your second country. Long live Cuba!" or "People talk without knowing... my brother-in-law is Cuban and feels the same as you," are some of the messages sent to @full_javy89.

FAQs on Supporting Foreign Soccer Teams

In light of the recent TikTok video by a Cuban resident in Spain, many have questions about supporting foreign soccer teams. Here are some commonly asked questions and their answers.

Is it common for people to support foreign soccer teams?

Yes, it is quite common for individuals to support foreign soccer teams. The love for soccer is universal and transcends national borders.

Why would someone from Cuba support Spain's soccer team?

Cultural ties and historical connections often influence such preferences. Additionally, personal experiences and admiration for the team's skill can drive support for foreign teams.

Can a person be criticized for supporting a foreign team?

While some may criticize, it is important to remember that sports fandom is a personal choice, and everyone is free to support any team they prefer.

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