Tuesday, July 18, 2006

End of the Bull

It looks like bullfighting will be over in Catalonia soon after a vote to ban the sport in the regional parliament.

in truth it is not a catalan sport, far less popular here than in the central plains and the south.

there is a fight in barcelona ever sunday in summer and we contemplated going 'for the experience'. none of us really fancied us that much and fearing that we would make a costly exit after the first bout, we opted for watching the match of the day on TV and, predictably, switched off after 10 mins.

fascinatingly, the weekly reviews of the fights in la vanguardia are covered in the paper's culture section, rather than the sports ...

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