Spain’s secret weapon arrives in Poland: 500 melons

Brooks Peck
June 12, 2012

Following Spain's 1-1 draw against Italy to begin its Euro 2012 campaign, Spanish produce company El Monarca thought the team needed something extra. So, it sent 500 melons to Poland in order to infuse the players with the melony goodness necessary to win a third straight major tournament.

From the AP:

A Spanish fruit company hopes its delicious melons will help energize Spain's European Championship bid following its opening draw against Italy.

A truck filled with the fruit was delivered to the World Cup champions' training base in northern Poland, with the team having already enjoyed the ''frog-skinned'' melons for breakfast Tuesday morning. Frog skin refers to the color of the fruit.

It also refers to what Gerard Pique's favorite shoes are made of.

If Spain beats Ireland 10-0 now that it has all this melon coursing through the players, El Monarca might have a few more orders to fill.