Caps fan makes a stand at Machu Picchu
Usually when I go on vacations to international landmarks, I leave my D.C. sports memorabilia at home. Luckily, not everyone shares my habits, because that image is above is awesome. I'll let its star, Tom Foye, explain, via e-mail:
I brought my Caps flag with me to Peru. I was posing for this photo with it at Machu Picchu (during what turned out to be Game 2 of the playoffs) when I was swarmed by security. Apparently they thought it was a political flag and wanted to confiscate it.
My tour guide explained it was an ice hockey flag, but the guards didn't know what ice hockey was. So my guide told them it was for my football (soccer) team back home, and they let me go with a warning. Oops.
Hiking along the Inca Trail meant no access to TV, internet or even newspapers. So it was brutal not knowing what was going on for Games 1 and 2. Slightly more brutal was coming home and watching games 5 and 7 in person.
Left unanswered: whether he found more sympathy from the Machu Picchu security, or from the typical CSC security fella.
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