Gotta Get My McDonald’s

Uhh what?

You may be wondering how the title of this blog relates to the tweet that is referenced above. Let’s go over the details one at a time.

West Brom is a soccer club in England. It’s cold in England in February. The team is on a “warm weather” training session in Barcelona, Spain prior to a Saturday match with Southampton (another English team). It’s 40 degrees in West Bromwich right now, it’s 45 degrees in Barcelona. Apparently 5 degrees is a big deal in Europe. Who knew.

Now here’s the story. Gareth Barry, Jonny Evans, Jake Livermore and Boaz Myhill stole a taxi and drove it around downtown Barcelona looking for a McDonald’s. Disappointed to see everything was closed, the players returned back to their hotel where the police were waiting for them.

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I did some digging. Turns out the McDonald’s in Barcelona are open from 8 am to 3:30 am. This incident took place at 6 am. During the very brief time period where all the McDonald’s are closed. I don’t know what the hell these guys got into the night before, but it seems like a helluva time. I got to remember to hang out with professional soccer players more often. These guys got wild.

Another fun tidbit: West Brom has a midnight curfew. 12 am. These guys said screw it and went hard for another 6 hours. Party life is life.

The article describes it as a “late night munchie run”. I think it’s just a word used differently in translation between Europe and the United States. But the beauty of a newspaper writing a story that accidentally suggests the people involved are high off their ass is amazing. Especially when the people involved are clearly high off their ass.

Oh, and a quick lesson to Spain. It’s 2018. People getting f’d up and doing stupid stuff shouldn’t be a surprise. Let Uber into your damn country.

*Side not: Deadspin had an article about this as well. The writer tried to make a pun about it being a “whopper of a tale”. McDonald’s does not make a whopper. I hate that guy now.

-Brian Borders (@bborders12)

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