Video: Barcelona try to overcome Ibrahim Afellay language barrier

Posted by - February 23, 2011 - Football videos, Oddballs, Spain


This fantastic spoof poke fun at the genuine problems Barcelona’s Spanish and Catalan-speaking players appear to be experiencing when trying to give instructions to new boy Ibrahim Afellay.

The full script, including English and Spanish bits, goes a bit like this:

Valdes: When you are close to me, you, you, you pass the ball to me.

Valdes (to Mascherano): Tell him to pass me the ball when he’s close to me and not to mess up… You know where i am.

Mascherano: When you get the ball from them and get close to the area you pass the ball to him.

Valdes to Iniesta: Man, my English really scares me. I don´t know, but since I started eating in McDonalds I’m learning to speak English very well.

Pique: Valdes, Valdes, Shakira has a sister that wants to meet you.

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  • placa5150

    This some funny ass shit!!!

  • placa5150

    This some funny ass shit!!!