Swansea City: Chico Flores sends a message home
ANGEL Rangel revealed Chico Flores was behind the decision to display celebratory T-shirts after Michu's goal against Wigan on Saturday.
Michu put Swansea 2-0 up, heading home from close range on 67 minutes.
Rangel, Michu and Flores then plucked T-shirts from behind the goal and displayed them to the South Stand.
Placed together they read ''Espana'', while each had a personal message underneath.
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"We've had the T-shirts for quite a long time," said Rangel.
"Chico's had three T-shirts for me, Michu and himself ever since he's come over.
"I wasn't sure about doing it because it's a bit embarrassing, but it was good fun in the end."
Flores tried to spark the celebration when another Spaniard, Pablo Hernandez, put Swansea in front.
But because the T-shirts had been bought before the winger arrived from Valencia, Flores had to wait.
"When Pablo scored Michu and I looked at each other and thought 'don't do it, don't do it', said Rangel.
"When Michu scored, Chico brought the T-shirts for us so we didn't have a choice.
"It's one of those things that makes you smile and in the end we won so it was all good.
"They had the Spanish flag on them, then mine had number 22 and the place where I'm from, Catalonia.
"Chico had one from Andalucia and Michu had one from Asturias which is where they are from.
"It was a message for the Spanish people more than anything. We showed them that even though we are playing in British football we are still thinking of them."
Flores has yet to score for Swansea himself, but Rangel reckons fans could be in for a treat when that happens.
"Chico is a passionate Spanish man and he wanted to show people that he was still thinking about his country," added the right-back. "The celebration was for all the Swansea fans and then all the Spanish fans that follow Swansea City.
"I don't argue with Chico, he's a funny lad and when you're winning games, scoring goals and enjoying your football it's nice to celebrate a goal like that.
"When he scores he might go mad and jump into the stands with the people
"He's the only one who hasn't scored yet out of the Spanish lads and he's looking forward to it.
"We will have to see if he has something lined up for that."