A Spanish school staged a play in which some of their students played camouflage-wearing Spanish soldiers invading Gibraltar, and shooting other students playing Brits. Suppose the Brits in the play didn't die according to script? Kids would rather be on the winning side.
I remember another Spanish-speaking nation trying an actual invasion of a British-owned island and it did not turn out very well.
Apparently, we're not the only country with dumb ideas.