Why Matadors Use Red Capes

The red capes used to taunt bulls in bullfights is the same shade of red as the bull’s blood. That way you can’t tell it is covered with the bull’s blood by the end of the fight. Fight spectators like bullfighting, but not blood.

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  1. Wrong! – A common misconception is that all bullfighting capes are red. In reality, they can be, and are, many different colors. Red is popular, but so are purple and gold.

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