Froilán's in the news again...

Young Spanish royal Don Froilan accused of racial abuse at theme park after trying to jump queue


A young member of the Spanish royal family has been accused of racially abusing a staff member at a theme park in Madrid, after being told that he was not allowed to jump the queue for a ride.

A nephew of King Felipe, 16-year-old Don Froilán, apparently lost his temper at the Parque de Atracciones last week, when he attempted to jump a long queue. After being challenged by a schoolteacher, Froilán is alleged to have said: “I’m fourth in line to the Spanish throne.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
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a ride -
 
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to allege -
 
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an attendant -
 
to shut up -
 
to find yourself in trouble -
 
to kick out (of a place) -
 
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to soar -
 
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money laundering -
 
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to dog (be dogged by scandals) -
 
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Comments

José said…
Hi Graham,

Nobody understands this young member of the Spanish royal family. He’s a wretch man. ¿Why is he going to work if he doesn’t need it? He’s unhappy man because all the Spanish men are anxious about working, but he is not interested because he doesn’t need it. As he isn’t going to work, why is he going to study? Poor man. I wonder what can he do without studying all day?

I have read the article and he said: “You shut up, you f…ing chino”. (The English newspapers are very polite and they don’t swear like the Spanish newspapers). Indeed, if he doesn’t study, he doesn’t know to speak, neither he knows that everyone has to respect the others. ¡What a pity!

See you.
Graham said…
Hi José,

Do you remember when he shot himself in the foot? His father wasn't prosecuted for allowing a 13-year-old boy to handle a gun. See: http://madteachergraham2.blogspot.com.es/2012/04/spanish-king-juan-carlos-grandson.html


... He’s a wretched, young man. Why is he going to work if he doesn’t need to? He’s an unhappy man because all Spanish men are anxious about working, but he is not interested because he doesn’t need to. As he isn’t going to work, why should he study? Poor man. I wonder what he can do without studying all day?

I have read the article and he said: “You shut up, you f…ing chino”. (English newspapers are very polite and they don’t swear like Spanish newspapers). Indeed, if he doesn’t study, he doesn’t know how to speak, neither does he know that everyone has to respect each other. ...
Roberto said…
Hi, José!.

Froilán is a misunderstood. Poor thing...

José said…
Hi Graham,
Let me make a comment about the disgusting Nazi joke which has disappointed Spanish society. It´s not possible come back to past century. The genocide of six million of Jew is the saddest page of history´s human beings. We can´t laugh at their pain. It´s not a black joke only. All countries have to send people that laugh of genocide to the tribe. The European Unión commemorates the end of Second World War with the propose to look out that another genocide can´t back happen and orders all countries take steps to prevent it. With Nazism, zero tolerance.

Is fair that Nazi people represent us? NOOO, it´s not. After all, he is going to get away with punish.

See you.
Graham said…
Hi José,

While I agree with you that "jokes" like these are in extremely bad taste, I think that some parts of the media has stirred things up. They are looking for chinks in the armour of the new administration in Madrid.


It's not possible to go back to the last century. The genocide of six million Jews is the saddest page of human history. We can´t laugh at their pain. It's not only black humour. All countries have to send people that laugh at genocide to the tribe (not sure what you mean here). The European Union commemorates the end of the Second World War with the aim of preventing another genocide from happening again and orders all countries to take steps to ensure that it doesn't. With Nazism, zero tolerance.

Is it fair that Nazi people represent us? NOOO, it´s not. After all, he is going to get away with it

See you on Monday.