vaticancatholic.com In the present sports season 2014/2015 the Spanish soccer team Real Madrid C. F. lost every major soccer competition it was contesting: Champions League (European League), Copa del Rey (the Spanish championship) and the Spanish League. In each of these there were hopes that Real Madrid would win. In fact Real Madrid was first in the Spanish League for a considerable period of the competition. It is my opinion that this happened because of the fact that Real Madrid F.C. took off the Cross of Christ from its emblem, in order to not "offend" the Club's Muslim sponsors, precisely in this season. Here is why I think so: 1 - Real Madrid, in the previous season, still with the Cross on its emblem, won both the Champions League and the Spanish Championship. And its main players are basically the same this season. 2 - Each of the competitions in the present season were won by no other than FC Barcelona, Real Madrid's century-old rival. Each of the competitions that people hoped would be won by Real Madrid were won by its main soccer adversary. Actually, speaking of soccer one can think of no other rivalry more known in the whole world than the one between those two teams. 3 - The Champions League is an international competition that could have been won by another European team. While in the Spanish league it is a common thing to have either the Real or Barcelona teams winning, it is not like this in the Champions League. 4 - And last, but not least: While Real Madrid took the Cross out of the emblem, Barcelona actually has a cross on its emblem. And it is not a common cross without significance. It's the cross of St. George, the 4th century Christian martyr soldier. I think it was God's way of showing people that those who deny Him before man will be punished. And guess what... "2014/15 UEFA Champions League final started at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany. La Liga giants Barcelona... crowned Triple Crown.." (http://www.inews163.com). «Triple Crown» refers to winning the whole 3-competition set common in european soccer: the national league, the national championship and the Champions League. So, the team that had the Cross removed was beaten by the one which kept the Cross — and this one was crowned with the Triple Crown. That for me was a sign that not only are those who are ashamed of the Cross going to be punished, but also, those who bear it will be rewarded and ultimately crowned. Sincerely, Rafael Centeio
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