The Football Snapshot: Barcelona Puppets For Sale On La Rambla

Ollie Irish

17th, January 2011


By Ollie Irish

Back yesterday from a long weekend in Barcelona. Didn’t get to see them dismantle Malaga (though I did watch it on the tellybox, and could only marvel at a) Barca’s imperious ball control, not to mention their workrate, which is often underrated, and b) the Sky Sports commentators’ relentless stream of Barca sycophancy – in the light of a), this is understandable I suppose.

Though I didn’t make it to Camp Nou, I did however enjoy these creepy Barca puppets, for sale on La Rambla (I didn’t buy one). Puyol’s hair is quite disturbing. And Messi (far left – I think) is near-lifesize.

A couple more pics for ya:

You can’t move for Barca merch on that street. And pickpockets.