How happy were Hondurans (is that even the right word?) when USA defender Jonathan Bornstein scored the 95th-minute equaliser against Costa Rica that meant Honduras qualified for the World Cup finals (for only the second time in their history)?
I love that reaction so much. Beautiful – and now we get to see Wilson Palacios dishing out reducers in South Africa. I couldn’t be happier.
After qualifying for SA 2010, Thursday was declared a national holiday in Honduras. The country’s president, Roberto Micheletti, also announced that Bornstein would not even need a visa to visit Honduras: “We’ll bring this ‘gringuito’ who scored with the header. He doesn’t need a visa to come here to Honduras. We’ll thank him!”
What, you’re not going to offer him the pick of Honduran virgins too? Some gratitude.