Mexican Football League fans: ‘WTF is the big deal about team names?’

by Especial Correspondents on October 17, 2013 in El Now, Pocho Ñews Service

mfl(PNS reporting from TIJUANA) While the American sports industrial complex is still debating the insensitive and racist Native American mascot of the Washington Redskins, fans and players of the Mexican Football League (MFL) openly question the sensitivity of some in U.S. sports circles.

Tijuana resident and avid MFL fan Nestor Gil de Vaca is puzzled.

“What is the problem with the gringos?” he asked PNS. “Sports team mascots are just that, mascots. It’s not like they are real people. I am a huge fan of the Monterrey Judios, the Sonora Cadaveres and of course my home team, the Tijuana Travestis. No one is offended, we just like to enjoy football.”

The official response is similar. Here’s MFL spokesman Roberto Acosta:

Mexican football fans can simultaneously respect the deep indigenous heritage of Mexico, and also cheer on their favorite teams, like the Chiapas Pinches Indios.

When pressed as to his personal favorite team, Acosta at first relented, and admitted he was a “huge fan of the Veracruz Negros,” but also enjoyed the skills of the Chihuahua Mennonitas and their “Cabeza de Queso” fans, plus their small-statured mascot “El Menanito.”

“Everyone loves midgets,” Acosta insisted.

Acosta expressed hope Americans would “loosen up” on the subject of Native American mascots and emulate Mexican fans who just enjoy the game.

“It’s just a sport, and we see no problem rooting for our beloved MFL teams, like the Guadalajara Gays, or the Jalisco Jotos. There is nothing wrong with that,” though he added, “everyone hates the Patzcuaro Putos.”

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sam mb October 21, 2013 at 7:10 PM

Y love Cabrones de Culiacán??

Victor Padilla October 21, 2013 at 9:21 PM

Hey Lalo, slightly off topic but if people from Los Angeles are called Los Angelenos and people from San Diego are called San Diegans doesn’t it make sense to call people from Temecula Temeculeros?

lalo alcaraz October 22, 2013 at 1:03 PM

HA! Wow, I have a cousin in law out there, but Im not going to ask him. lol

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