Monkey Noises25 Nov 2004
Looking through one of my new Bloglines feeds, I saw this about Spanish soccer fans taunting black English players with monkey noises. That reminds me of my first sports experience in Hamburg. In the fall of 1990, I ventured alone to the Volksparkstadion to watch HSV play Frankfurt, and was disgusted at how the Hamburg fans grunted like monkeys every time the black Frankfurt striker touched the ball. I've never seen HSV since, and still hold a mild distain for HSV and their fans. But I only rarely make fun of children whose parents make them wear HSV gear. Only rarely. But more often when HSV is doing poorly.
Funny thing is, that black striker was Anthony Yeboah, who later in his career played for... you guessed it, HSV.