Is this a late post or what ? :D It's been a three days since the 18th gulf cup ended in a loss for Oman in the final match (which I don't wanna talk about) and you still can see the festival of flags and red ribbons on houses, streets, cars and even on people.
It pisses me off a little that everyone suddenly remember their Omani whenever Oman is winning something or playing something, and as soon as that ends in a loss almost everyone return to their pathetic non-nationalistic lives.
This is what I did to my car, and it's still on
We (my friends and I) emo'd around after the game ended, playing the usual "it's the referee, federation, coach's fault" record, but soon got over it and hit the streets to see what's going on. Headed off to the Shatti Al-Qurum area (where the action, if any, is) and joined the celebratory Maseera. There was some taunting to Emirates, Ismaeel Mattar or the referee, but mostly people were dancing and singing for Oman's second second place and promising the 19th Gulf Cup. We had all sorts of candy, flags, stickers and even CDs given to us, and everyone was in a good mood.
My friend has some great video footage, of some that went on that day, and I might YouTube some of it as soon as I get it from him and edit it. Until then .. Congratulations UAE and ...