This is a knock-off shirt vendor's stall outside of the Santiago Bernabeu during the first leg of Real Madrid's Copa del Rey quarterfinal against Barcelona. Out of all the shirts hanging there, only one does not belong to a current or former (in Raul's case) Real Madrid player. Can you spot which one?
Of course you can, because it's Lionel Messi's and it's front and center. (If you look below the hanging Messi shirt, you'll also see a Xavi shirt wrapped in plastic.)
According to Brasil Mundial, selling Barcelona shirts is, understandably, a taboo for the Madrid street vendors. But when that sweet El Clasico tourist money is on the line, local loyalties suddenly aren't important. Then again, these are people selling knock-off shirts, so their club loyalties were already a bit dubious.
- Sports & Recreation
- Real Madrid
- Lionel Messi
- Santiago Bernabeu