Reports are coming in from all over the country today that Spanish students who are currently staying in Ireland, are becoming some how even more annoying than usual.
This follows on from last nights international friendly between Ireland and Spain in New York, where the world champions defeated the Irish 2-0.
Every summer thousands of Spanish students come to Ireland to practice speaking Spanish at extremely high volumes in busy urban areas. The students make sure to spend the majority of their time in groups of around 12, shouting at each other in their native tongue.
When they are not blocking paths on busy city centre streets, they often enjoy crowding up shops while they decided to buy nothing. Some of the more adventurous Spaniards will venture into a pub in the afternoon, where they will order one pint and spilt it between all of them.
This act of taking seats away from paying customers while the group admires one pint of Guinness is a long held Spanish family tradition.
Irish people have always tolerated the students, because we don’t like confrontation and as a nation don’t want to appear rude. But deep down, there is a resentment towards them that stems from our slightly racist nature.
The increased levels of annoyance from the students has been attributed to 2 things. Firstly, the students are more upbeat today after their country’s win. This means louder, faster and higher pitched conversations from the large groups of students. Something that hurts Irish people’s brains when exposed to it.
The second reason is the bitterness Irish people hold today after losing. The Irish team thought they had equalised after falling 1-0 behind, but Seán St Ledger’s strike was disallowed as it was touched onto him by Simon Cox, who was in an offside position. A crushing relasiation that then led to the Spain second goal.
The increased level of annoyance from the Spanish students should ease off during the week along with the levels of resentment and bitterness towards them, but Irish people are being advised to use earphone where possible and be extra vigilant when on public paths in city centre areas.