“Palo Palo” y futbol! (Ahem: “Palo Palo” and soccer!)

30 Nov

I just found out that adoring soccer fans in Mexico (and perhaps in other Latin American countries?) sing a version of “Palo Palo” when their team wins a game. Here’s a YouTube video, and the crowd is singing/chanting, “Palo palo palo palo bonito palo es somos campeones otra vez.” This roughly translates to, “Stick stick stick stick stick is nice we are champions again!” (I’m guessing Google Translate is missing some idiomatic meaning here.) How fun to know that if I ever end up at a soccer game in Mexico, I’ll be able to sing along with the victors!

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