Well, not quite... (Yet!!!)
As the World Cup approaches different media in Argentina advertise with the pictures of pretty women wearing the national colors.
Terra.com.ar was no exception, but in this shoot model Emilia Attias decided to wear a clown's suit called the brittie
... umm english, football jersey (
A very short
jersey. The item was legit imported straight from Britain, and included the three pussy cats, we mean, golden Lions on the emblem. This has created international scandal. According to Spanish newspaper AS
, the model is not English-born, but that she is rooting for England to win the World Cup.
Another paper claims that Attias in fact is not argentine but Brazilian, stating that she does root with her compatriots, but wants England to win this time around. Her sympathies for England may stem from a supposed relationship with an English ex-pat now living in Argentina, which she met at a cultural gathering of the sizeable British descended population. The English boyfriend may be a newcomer and not an old British-Argentine from the railway period. Since 2003 European inmigration to Argentina began to increase, and has exploded in 2005 and 2006 to it's highest levels in 42 years.
To the surprise of many, Argentina is never mentioned anywhere in these articles, Emilia's homeland (now at least), where she lives, works, and gets paid to pose with the ENGLISH jersey. (INFORTERA.com)
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She should thanks she lives in Argentina, had she worn the sky/white in Brazil or England she would have been lynched within two hours...
[Edited 2006-04-25 18:53:09]