Fernando Madina, a Spanish rocker, got rowdy at Miami International Airport on his way to play a concert in Quito, Ecuador, and ended up in the clink.
Madina was held for more than three days and then released early Tuesday after paying a $500 fine without charges. According to Cadena Ser, Madina will return to Spain to recoup. Madina was drunk and wasn't allowed to board the plane to Ecuador, where he was to play a youth concert. Then he became confrontational with airline employees and had the smell of liquor on his breath.
Spanish media was in a bit of a panic: Rolling Stone's Spanish-language site even surmised he was being held by the "Obama regime." Guess the prez, who is speaking in South Africa today, isn't as cool as he used to be on the world stage.
After returning to Spain , Madina called Miami police "Mafiosi," said he had only had one beer (and a hot dog) and that he spent the night in a cell with a man who was accused of beating up his boyfriend.
This guys wonders about Obama:
— Los Chikos del Maíz (@chikosdelmaiz) December 9, 2013
This from a rock critic, in solidarity:
Buenas noches! Reincidentes - Conexión En Miami https://t.co/etyEn3edkj Esperando la versión de los hechos de Fernando. RockSesiónate!
— RockSesion (@Rocksesion) December 9, 2013
And this from Rolling Stone en Español:
Fernando Madina permanece en el aeropuerto de Miami http://t.co/o6ajzj32rV Ya hay información sobre el paradero del cantante de Reincidentes
— Rolling Stone (ES) (@RollingStoneES) December 9, 2013
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And this is an example of his music. No wonder he got arrested.