As an aside guy's,someone asked recently how we were perceived in other cities in Spain.
We have a plave near Ayamonte where we go several times a year and often spend a few nights in Seville.We hotel nrat the cathedral but spend much of our time across the bridge in Triana which is ostensibly Betis territory.
I must confess to being a bit of a fraud in that I'm only 25% basque..i'm also 25% Irish and 50% English..my wife is 100% Basque.
We were in a bar there and getting on famously with the locals until,against my wifes advice,I announced I was an Athletic fan...well I was about as popular as a heterosexual at the Grammies and the atmosphere,whilst never threatening,changed completely.
They really don't like us...not much better on the Seville side either mind you.
Strangely enough even Ayamonte is a Real Madrid stronghold despite having Heulva nearby and being miles from the capital.
Suits us fine mind you..seige mentality and to be fair in Bilbao we don't like anyone either.I watched the relegation decider 2 years ago with my father in law who was cheering Real against Osasuna in the hope that if they won and the Pamplonans were relegated we could buy their best players!
The vagaries od Spanish footy!