MADRID SPEAK BY [USING] THEIR ELBOWS*
The white players act with complete impunity and nor referees nor any of the committees seem to be willing to stop them
Interview with Javi Martínez, Atletic player: “I am not worth 40 million euros”
*”Hablar por los codos” (speaking through the elbows) is a Spanish sentence which means “to speak so much”. It’s like someone speaks that much that it’s impossible that he/she is speaking just using his/her mouth…he/she must be using another parts of the body as well! Here, the sentence is obviously used as a word play.