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Twitter Trolled Jonathan Dos Santos For Wearing A ‘Sports Bra’ But There’s A Very Techy And Smart Reason Why He Wears One

In the final match of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, Mexico’s Jonathan dos Santos made the only and winning goal against the U.S. scoring in the 73rd minute to give Mexico a 1-0 lead over in Sunday’s Gold Cup Final. Twitter was in an uproar but over what Dos Santos… was wearing.

After he scored, Dos Santos raced on the field in a victory lap that included lifting his shirt up to his chin. Underneath, we all saw his famous six-pack and what looked to be a sports bra. Of course, Twitter users have questions and are taking to the Internet for answers.

The first phase of questioning was total disbelief.

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The vast majority of folks talking about Dos Santos’ sports bra are just straight up asking, “Did I really just see that?” We’re here to tell you that is exactamente what you saw.

Some beautiful humans made sure to clarify that this is a no-judgment question.

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There are certainly some far more judgmental Twitter users asking the same question with all kinds of sexist and homophobic undertones but these avid soccer fans just wanted to understand what Dos Santos was wearing.

Others took the image at face value and were just genuinely pleased at how relatable his wardrobe is.

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We have yet to spot a single male who exhibited this kind of judgment-free reaction to the idea that Dos Santos was actually wearing a sports bra. Meanwhile, women are excited to see an elite athlete be a little bit more relatable on international television.

The next phase was all about offering proof.

@thekidd203 / Twitter

Yup. “Dude is wearing a sports bra #dossantos #GoldCup2019,” writes @Midlo_RamFan. Another fan wanted to point out that he actually asked this question weeks ago when he first spotted the sports bra, and referred to his own tweet as proof that he saw it first.

Then came the questions. All the questions.

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The first question was whether Dos Santos was making a fashion statement. Another question was whether he was wearing a sports bra to honor sports’ heroes? Twitter user @_renesilva_ poised the theory, “When Dos Santos showed the world he was wearing a sports bra, during his goal celebration I was thinking it was to pay respect to San Jose Legend Brandi Chastain.”

Another valid question: Do athletes have man boobs?

@CT_Alchemist / Twitter

We’re not doctors and can’t say for sure. But, yeah, no, Dos Santos definitely is not using a sports bra to support his man boobs.

Does Dos Santos experience nipple chafing?

@jacqypeterson / Twitter

Look, it’s a guarantee that us Latinx Internet nerds have no idea what it’s like to run around in a sweaty shirt for 10 hours cada día. Would we believe it? Absolutely.

But apparently, the ‘sports bra’ is actually a tracking device!

@MiloDaytona / Twitter

According to Gear Patrol, the bras contain highly accurate heart rate monitors and GPS trackers. It gives coaches and trainers “access to data that they previously couldn’t have dreamed of, including speed, distance covered and overall wear and tear on the athlete.”

The folks who already knew that just got to sit back and laugh at the Internet in motion.

@3ElGeneral / Twitter

Compared to commercial trackers, these trackers are able to capture 10 times the amount of data per second. It’s mostly used to limit athletes to prevent injuries. If they see they’re running too fast too early on in training, trainers can tell them to slow down.

Now, the rest of the world gets to judge these Twitter users on how naive they/we are to elite athlete technological advancements.

@gcfonthemoon / Twitter

Yes, America is obsessed with body image and gender roles and the rest of the world knows it. It’s pretty clear to see how women reacted versus men to the idea that the archetype of manliness might be wearing a sports bra. Apparently, Dos Santos and other elite athletes are less concerned with gender roles and more concerned with doing their job.

While Mexico won the Gold Cup, we think technology — and Dos Santos — deserve their own trophy.  ????????????????

@lachicanamayra / Twitter

Bravo. You got us all talking and thinking about men wearing sports bras, dragged all the sexist trolls out on the Internet, and are keeping athletes safe. Technology, you win. Nipple chafing, you lose.

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UPS Delivery Man Is Fired After Video Surfaces of His Anti-Latino Racist Rant

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UPS Delivery Man Is Fired After Video Surfaces of His Anti-Latino Racist Rant

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An unnamed UPS delivery driver has been fired after being caught using racist language when delivering a package to a Latino household. The incident occurred on December 17th.

The video, which was caught on a doorbell camera’s security footage, shows a white UPS driver appearing to be angry when delivering a package.

“Now you don’t get f—–g nothing…You can’t read and write and speak the f—–g English language,” he says while writing a “failed to deliver” notice and pasting it on the house’s front door.

The Aviles family says that the footage shows that the UPS worker never even attempted to deliver the package in the first place. He never rang the doorbell or knocked on the door. Based on that, the family has come to the conclusion that the driver intentionally withheld the package from the family out of prejudice and spite

They believe that the only way the driver could’ve known that the family was Latino was by making assumptions based off the name on the package.

“The only information this driver had that could serve as a trigger for this deep-seated hate was the name on the package,” said Forward Latino President Darryl Morin at a press conference addressing the incident.

“So what we have here is a very intentional act to ruin Christmas for somebody, for someone to spew this hateful rhetoric, and quite honestly to deceive their employer,” Morin continued.

Per UPS, the employee has now been fired. “There is no place in any community for racism, bigotry or hate. This is very serious and we promptly took action, terminating the driver’s employment. UPS is wholeheartedly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion,” UPS said in a statement. They also said they contacted the family to apologize.

But the Aviles family is still rattled that such bigoted people are out and about, letting their petty prejudices effect other people’s lives.

“The package was a Christmas gift that we eventually received after Christmas Day, but what if it happened to have time-sensitive content like an epipen or a book I needed to take a final,” said Shirley Aviles, the mother of the man who lives at the address, told NBC News. “I don’t get it. It’s just sad.”

Aviles seemed disturbed about what this incident says about human nature. “This is about the things people do when they think no one is watching them. That’s important because that’s when you see people’s true colors and that’s what’s scary,”

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Here Are Some Christmas Traditions From Around Latin America

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Here Are Some Christmas Traditions From Around Latin America

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Christmas is a special time of year. Families have their traditions to mark the festive year and some of those traditions are rooted in culture. Here are some of the ways various countries in Latin America celebrate Christmas.

El Pase Del Niño Viajero – Ecuador

El Pase del Niño Viajero is a pageant that happens in Ecuador that lasts weeks. The parade is meant to represent the journey of Mary and Joseph. The parade highlights the religious importance of Christmas in Ecuador and is most common in the Andean region of the country.

The biggest and most important parade is in Cuenca, a deeply religious city. Citizens near the city have all day to see the parade as it starts in the early morning and runs through the late afternoon. This gives people a lot of time to make it to the city to witness the parade.

La Gritería – Nicaragua

La Gritería comes after La Purisma. La Purisma is celebrated at the end of November and is meant to celebrate the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. La Gritería is celebrated in early December and involves literal yelling. Someone would shout “Que causa tanta alegria?” (“What causes so much happiness?”) People respond “La Concepción de María.” (“Mary’s Conception.”)

Las Posadas – Mexico

Mexican posadas are the most recognizable. Posadas take place in Mexico from Dec. 16-24, though this year they are most likely to be virtual. The posada begins with a procession in the neighborhood filled with people singing and sometimes led by two people dressed as Mary and Joseph.

Another part is the posada party. Before guests can enter, there is a song exchange with the people outside playing Joseph looking for shelter. The hosts sing the side of the innkeeper saying there is no room. Eventually, the guests are welcomed into the home to celebrate Christmas.

Aguinaldos – Colombia

Aguinaldos are a series of games played by people in Colombia leading up to Christmas. There are certain games that are common among people in Colombia. One is pajita en boca, which requires holding a straw in your mouth the entire time of a social event. Another is dar y no recibir, which is about getting people to take something you are giving to score a point.

El Quema Del Diablo – Guatemala

El quema del diablo is celebrated in early December and is a way of letting go of the previous year. People burn piñatas and effigies of the devil to let go of all negative feelings and moments from the previous year. If there was every to try a new tradition, this would be the year. Burn an effigy and banish 2020 to the past, where it belongs.

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