Back, right back, at the beginning of this long sporting summer there was a wee footballing scandal in Spain.
Two of its biggest clubs, Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao, met in the final of its most prestigious cup competition, the Copa del Rey.
Barca, of course, are Catalan to their core; Bilbao, Basque.
And their rank-and-file fans at the game - in Madrid’s Vincente Calderon stadium - felt about as Spanish as the Tartan Army feels English at Wembley.
So what did they do when Spain’s famously wordless national anthem was played before the game?
They whistled. Loudly.
It was, according to the conservative-leaning La Razon, "21 seconds of insult and 90 minutes of football".
Since then, of course, a Spanish side, complete with Basques and Catalans, has won Euro 2012 in what some, maybe many, saw as a symbol of "national" togetherness.
But the events in Vincente Calderon still grate for some in Spain. And memories of the whistling came, eh, whistling back this week thanks non-English players in the controversial 'Great Britain' football sides.
La Razon reported: "Now nationalist sentiments have provoked controversy in Great Britain too.
"In the opening football matches at London 2012 some players, both male and female, declined, ostensibly, to sing the words of the English anthem God Save the Queen, and they did this because they were Welsh or Scottish."
The paper gave special name-check to Kim Little - the Arsenal, Scotland and, now, GB midfielder.
Aberdeen-born Little didn’t sing God Save the Queen, it reported, citing one of England’s (to European eyes) famously jingoistic tabloids, because she "felt Scottish".
La Razon was intrigued by the response to this on social media, summing up the attitude to Little and other non-singing, non-English players as "If they don’t feel British, why are they playing for Great Britain?".
But the paper also found differences between the whistling in Madrid and the silence at London 2012.
"On one hand this protest comes from the actual players, and not the public," it explained.
"On the other, the situation in the Olympics is exceptional because usually Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland usually compete separately in tournaments."
Another big Spanish conservative paper picked up the story - not just that Scottish and Welsh players were keeping shtum - but that "God Save the Queen" itself had been sanitised.
"If the anthem offends, it is cut short," summed up Madrid-based daily ABC. "If the anthem offends, it is not sung."
Like La Razon, ABC was interested in the response of fans to unsinging Ryan Giggs and Craig Bellamy.
"The silence appears to annoy the English," it said, "while certain words of the anthem could offend anyone who had been their enemies."
The paper added: "That is why the British Olympic Committee decided to soften the lyrics of God Save the Queen and cut out some passages that could cause offence, such as 'scatter our enemies and make them fall'".
Here the Spaniards - usually the Europeans who 'get' Scotland’s independence debate more than most - seem a bit puzzled by the UK’s overlapping network of identities.
The nations of the UK compete separately in football and rugby - but under a single national Olympic committee - ABC explained. This, it said, is another demonstration of the "peculiarity and richness of the culture of British sport".
Would the Tartan Army agree?