I saw a bit of a Twitter flare up this week over the issue of fans of the USA cheering or singing in Spanish.
That seems a bit needless to me. Lots of people in the US speak Spanish, lots of USA fans speak Spanish, lots of our players speak Spanish. So why not do a bit of singing or chanting in Spanish?
Here in DC, United supporters have sung and chanted in Spanish for as long as I can remember. Why should supporting the USA be any different than that?
America’s Latino community is a major pillar of American soccer support and participation. Throwing in some Spanish-language songs and chants during matches seems like a no-brainer to me.
It seems to me that if you do have a problem with that, you might be trying to impose your own politics on the sport, something that really isn’t necessary.