It is clear that the British Isles are different from what football is concerned. There, live football differently, to another level, there is a tradition, and only there can be conceived as a fact occurred on 26 December 2008, the day of “Boxing Day”, Soccer Day for excellence in UK.
In the season 2008/09, Hull City debut in the Premier League for the first time in its long history. The team, He was responding better than expected after a few expectations that the press in general had put on them. With a rougher style than technical, el Hull, He was taking the games could. That December day 2008, in the “Boxing Day”, Hull City visited the home of Manchester City, and with them, 4000 followers were to move to the City of Manchester Stadium to see the evolution of his team.
The first part could not be more disastrous, el Hull, He tried to do what he did not know and paid very expensive. The first half ended with a sonrojante 4-0 that crushed the illusions of modest English team and the thousands of fans who had traveled to Manchester. The referee blew the final whistle of the first part and indignation through all the pores of the skin Hull coach. Phil Brown, by then coach “Tigers”, He took his players, took them to the bottom where were located his 4000 followers and everyone sat there. The talk, to be produced in the locker room, it would produce there, in front of the fans. It was a way to apologize for what happened.
“Our people have planned this Christmas and Boxing Day around this game and deserved an apology for the spectacle that had featured in the first half. The behavior was unacceptable in a team coached by me. I had to do to stay alive in the clash. In 21 minutes four goals give you our opponent to enter the field with the wrong mindset. It was a failure of both the players and the technical”,Brown revealed after the match, when he asked about what he had told his players that talk.
The idea was welcomed by enthusiastic fans, which she began to applaud the coach's decision, who did not hide his anger with the squad as he remembered them: “We are the Hull and played ugly. We wanted to play nice with Manchester City and we have humiliated. Do not forget that we are the Hull City and we won games”. The outcome of the game was 5-1, but the overall of the second part, after their coach rapapolvo, finished 1-1. In another league for example in Spanish, It would be unthinkable to see something like this. Definitely, British football is different.