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Jul 12, 2010

Yo soy español! A patriotic media celebrates the Cup

In Madrid’s wide boulevards they're celebrating a World Cup win. And local media is enraptured, as it tweets, blogs and photographs the fiesta madness, writes Elisabeth Lopez.

In Madrid’s wide boulevards and enormous squares fans carried Eskys, clambered over the city’s fountains in the suffocating heat, and posed for photos with stuffed octopuses, crying: “I am Spanish — yo soy español!”

In the Puerta del Sol the crowd sprayed a white car with the colours of the Spanish flag. “Not a single car dares to enter the heart of Madrid,” twittered one journalist from the newspaper El Mundo. “Any driver who tries is subjected to the attack of the red zombies.”

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