Our suddenly xenophobic neighbors to the south are looking to… wait for it…. wait for it…
They are looking to throw out the foreigners.
Okay, not all of them but the FMF are discussing the possibility of limiting the number of non-Mexicans playing in the Primera División. Said federation President Justino Compean, “We’re working to see how many foreigners are needed per team. We have to think about defending our young Mexicans.”
Oh this is rico (but not suave). Apparently young Mexican players need ‘defending’ in their own league. Jesus, the Mexicans are every bit as pansy-ass as the English. It’s like the institutional symbolic equivalent of a player taking to the ground to gain sympathy from an official.
Why do Mexicans hate foreigners all of the sudden? Because they are good at football—Brazilian Sinha was voted the best player in the last Clausura; and league scoring titles have been won recently by a Chilean, an Argentine and (Gasp!) an American (one with the über-whitey name of Herculez Gomez). Maybe combine that with fact that the Mexicans are no longer the top team in CONCACAF and you have some people looking to solve problems that really don’t even exist.
This is all the more puzzling in that Mexico has Gio Dos Santos, Javier Hernandez, and Carlos Vela all playing in the Premier League. It would seem whatever their youth development is, it’s not being hampered by importing non-Mexicans to play in the country’s top division. Or maybe we’re missing something.
So just to be clear: Mexicans going to other counties to make a better life for themselves? Totally okay*. Americans going to Mexico (and presumably legally) to win the scoring title in their soccer leagues? That’s unacceptable
It’s really the foreign players’ fault. They shouldn’t have been so successful in the borderline-unwatchable Mexican league.
[* We're not trying to turn this into a political discussion. We're just having some fun with the role reversal.]