I love you America – I have tears in my eyes. World cup 2010

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I love you America – I have tears in my eyes. World cup 2010

I just had a very intense emotional morning and I want to say thank you! Only in America. I am a huge soccer fan and I am German, today was the big match between England and Germany. I really did not want to watch it home alone so I called 3 other friends (one German, one French, one half American half German) we agreed to watch the game together and I was going to pick the place. I chose the Horse and Jockey pub in Pasadena (can’t get more British) When I arrive this morning one of my friends (in the full German jersey) was already standing outside and bitching at me (are you out of your mind? This is a British pub we will be the only Germans………..they are going to kill us if we win) Well, to me that was half of the fun, British people have a passion for soccer and they are great fans, loud and noisy and involved and that is what I needed this morning – passion and action and and and. Trust me I got it. It got pretty heated and the game was just beautiful. When the first goal for Germany was scored and I was jumping up and down even the last one of the 100 something British fans knew that there are 4 suicidal German fans in the crowd. Long story short. Germany won 4 to 1 which it should have been 4 to 2. This whole experience so far was pretty awesome already but what brought tears in my eyes was what happened next. A British fan walked up to our table and congratulated us, and started a conversation. Pretty soon there was the next British fan doing the same, the next one offered to buy us drinks, and on it goes. Never ever in a million years would this have happened in Germany or England. ONLY IN AMERICA! So, thank you America, you bring out the best in people. Of course I am still jumping up and down because the Germans will go to the next round but I have never seen a more gracious crowd than the English people in the Horse and Jockey Club today. Germany and England are the biggest rivals when it come to soccer and it can really get rough but this experience today was totally out of this world. My highest respect to the Horse and Jockey Club and the British fans !!!!!!!!!!! (I am not sure what I would have done if England had won)

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