Tuesday night, in a "Peace Match," Real Madrid traveled to Israel to play an exhibition match — a "friendly," if you will — against a team made of Israelites and Palestinians. A worthy, vastly important cause, one that speaks to the notion of soccer as a grand uniting game. Thirty thousand fans showed up, and people came together in a common cause.
"We are very happy to be here, as we believe we have to work to help these kids," Raul said. "The team is very tired but we have to play a spectacular match for the fans and people watching."
This is why we have always hoped that, someday, Steve Spurrier would coach a charity game for disadvantage children and win 73-0.
Take That, Representatives Of Peace [I Dislike Your Favorite Team]