What’s the point of bitching about stereotypes when everybody knows that the first thing a Mexican athlete packs before going to the Olympics is a sombrero?
Yes, my friends. This is the official garb of the 81 athletes who will represent Mexico in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, and who this morning heard a clear warning from Felipe Muñoz, the President of the Mexican Olympic Committee:
“This is a great responsibility. All the country will be observant of what you do. You must be careful with what you say, we have to think twice what we say, what we do,” cautioned Mr. Muñoz.
What he did not tell them, though, was NOT to wear their sombrero while riding horses, playing football, doing aquatics, archery or kayaking.
Damn it! That’s precisely why we never win anything at the Olympics. Ever.