In Show of Solidarity with Mexico, Sombrero-Wearing Lord Mayor Magid Magid Bans Trump from Sheffield
July 05, 2018, 11:10 AM
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The mayor tweeted: “I Magid Magid, Lord Mayor & first citizen of this city hereby declare that not only is Donald J Trump a WASTEMAN, but he is also henceforth banned from the great city of Sheffield!

“I further declare July 13th to be Mexico Solidarity Day!”

Is wearing a sombrero a symbol of solidarity, cultural appropriation, or political incorrectness?

In America, fraternities and sororities are constantly getting disciplined for throwing margarita-themed parties wear guests were sombreros, but how is a Lord Mayor supposed to be up to date on such refinements?

It appears that the huge number of Mexican fans who flew to Russia for Mexico’s usual four-game World Cup wore sombreros everywhere and were vastly popular with the locals (or at least with those not having to sit behind the sombrero-wearers at the games).

According to the Los Angeles Times, Mexicans were the Russians’ favorite visitors:

Mexico’s passionate fans flood Russia for World Cup and make a lot of amigos along the way

… But the two friends from Guadalajara, wearing sombreros and Mexican jerseys while toting their country’s tricolor flag, could make only halting progress across the huge plaza hosting the FIFA Fan Fest in Samara, where Mexico plays Brazil in the round of 16 on Monday.

“Amigos! One photo please,” Russians shouted in heavy accents as they rushed the pair in waves.

“Since we got here it’s been like this. Everywhere,” Pulido sighed as he smiled for another person with a cellphone camera.

… Much of Russia has become inundated with Mexican fans over the last three weeks and the locals, who tend to see life through a much darker lens, have been quick to welcome them, fascinated by both their number and their passion.

Mexico and Russia have quite a lot in common, such as corruption, traffic accidents, and homicides.


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