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Greek Soccer Player Banned for Life - Was he Thinking?

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by BringBackThatOleTimeBoys, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. BringBackThatOleTimeBoys

    BringBackThatOleTimeBoys Active Member

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    He made a Nazi salute after a score > http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/m...celebrates-goal-nazi-salute-article-1.1291155

    We all make mistakes, but I must be missing this players gene defect that apparently gives him the urge to make the most vulgar gesture possible, yet tell everyone "I didn't know it was that bad!"

    He seems to think we live in a world we are supposed to applaud if he does something like a middle finger.

    If they ever left him play again, I hope it's because be confessed he thought he could get away with it, then learned no you can't.
  2. Muhast

    Muhast Newo

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    "I didnt know it was offensive" " I was pointing to a teammate in the crowd". Wow. Seriously?
  3. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    He prob knew a lil about what that salute symbolizes but not the full extent.

    So he made a gesture - big deal. Let him learn he cant do things that arent PC and go on with life.

    Will there be an end to forcing everyone to conform to a PC world?
  4. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    He is learning that lesson. No one is forcing him to conform. He can continue to make that gesture. He just won't be allowed to play for his national team. He isn't losing his job on his club team or getting kicked out of his home country.
  5. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    stupid people do stupid things. Nothing will change that.

    Greece was occupied by Germany for most of WW2. So there is no excuse for him not knowing how wrong that was.

    So he pays a price for his stupidity. Just as he should.
  6. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Many Greeks were German sympathizers. Not saying that his was but it could be a possible explanation as to why he did that. Who knows?

    Doesn't matter. Fact is that it's still not received well in Europe. Amazing to me that the behavior is accepted so much more here in the States then in Europe. If that had happened here, he would have been ridiculed in the tabloids but he would not have been banned from the sport.
  7. BringBackThatOleTimeBoys

    BringBackThatOleTimeBoys Active Member

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    ^ Europe's worst N-word is with the Nazis - not the same as America's because our experiences.
  8. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    yes he should be. Some things there should be no second chance on and that should be made clear.
  9. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    He wasn't banned from the sport. He was banned from playing with the national team.
  10. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    My bad. I misunderstood.

    That is very different indeed. I'd wager to say that in the U.S., he might very well have been dismissed from the National Team for doing that.
  11. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    come on bumafrd, you can't be going soft now and being politically correct can you?
  12. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    So by that philosophy, they should kick this guy out of the Royal Family Club, huh?

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  13. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    Maybe he is liberal so all is ignored and forgiven. The soccer player must not be a liberal. :lmao2: :lmao2: :lmao2:
  14. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    That makes more sense to me due the clear implications.
  15. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    its called having standards. Some people might go look for some.
  16. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    Actually marine, what you are saying is political correctness is fine if you agree with the correctness, but not if you do not.

    I am sure you have no problem with CBS being forced to apologize over The Amazing Race but if CBS was forced to apologize for having had an anti-communism road block on the show, you would be up in arms about attacking free speech and being politically correct.

    You are a walking contradiction marine.

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