Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Chile 'Fesses Up

So Chile wanted to make a diplomatic incident out of the Toronto police doing riot control during the international soccer championship (see below)?

The news yesterday was that a member of the Chilean soccer team - remember them, the poor innocent victims of a brutal, unprovoked police assault? - admitted he watched a team mate punch a female Toronto police officer in the face.

The police's report out the other day showed that the Chilean team tore the arms off their bus seats to throw at the crowd and the cops, and then punched, kicked and threw things like little girls having a tantrum. The cops were trying to keep them under control while at the same time keep a couple hundred fans on both sides from breaking out in a testosterone-fueled, intelligence-deprived riot.

Somehow I don't think I'll hold my breath waiting for an apology from them.