Some good ol’ anti-Catholic persecution happening in the world of professional soccer:
JAVIER HERNANDEZ could be forced to abandon his pre-match Catholic prayer when Manchester United face Rangers in Glasgow on Wednesday week.
Deeply religious Hernandez – nicknamed Chico – kneels on the centre spot and prays before kick-off in every game he starts. But it is believed United boss Alex Ferguson – a former Rangers player – will advise the 22-year-old to ditch his ritual at Ibrox.
Rangers fans have already vowed on websites to target Hernandez if he goes through his normal routine and that will worry Ferguson who is anxious for United’s visit to pass peacefully. (UK People)
The explanation for this drama is two-fold: one, European soccer fans make a really big deal of soccer. Second, the match is happening in Glasgow, where physical confrontation and dispute between protestants and Catholics are still a very real thing.