Maybe not the individuals …
or maybe so (think of all the shit that’s said about Busquets).
But moreso, it’s what they represent.
They have been exposing all of American soccer shortcomings and fallacies in a way that’s unprecedented. What they’ve been doing has gone against what the American rhetoric has been for decades.
They represent the opposite of the dominant American worldview.
But what really pisses people off, is that Spanish football has given the few in this country with their head straight, a strong platform to speak from.
And you know what that does? It introduces a second, and different, voice in the market. That brings accountabilities that weren’t there before.
Oh yes, the incumbent American soccer community secretly holds hatred for Spain (and obviously Barcelona). They’re boiling inside! They root against them, they try to identify any loose strings in the red jersey and pull. They can’t fucking wait for them to lose!
This Spanish era, is like a reign of terror for the entrenched American community.