USA fire off badly worded pre-match text messages to Spain

Posted by - June 24, 2009 - International

European champions think they are supposed to be scared…

Spain laughed off a pre-Confederations Cup semi-final warning SMS by attributing it to poor language skills. USA forward Jozy Altidore sent a text to Villarreal team-mate Joan ‘Rivers’ Capdevila urging the hot favourites to watch their backs. Naturally, the Spaniards assumed something had been lost in translation.

Capdevila said: “Yesterday he sent me a message and told me that we had to be careful. But his Spanish is not so great, so I think he made a mistake.”

I don’t think so, Joan. Jozy’s sex education SMSs are well known. Yesterday he sent OTP a message the other day saying abstinence makes the heart grow fonder. So now you know.

  • Gooner Gus

    Hmm….seems like they might have paid the price for ignoring that warning, eh?

  • Usama Waheed

    It DID come from Altidore..