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Sun Jul 18, 2021, 07:00 AM

 

Germany walks out of Olympics match after racist attacks by Honduras team.

Shame on Honduras. Such overt racism has no place in the Olympics. Good for Germany for standing up for what is right.

WAKAYAMA, Japan (AP) — Germany’s Olympic soccer team walked off the field during a preparation match for the Tokyo Games on Saturday in response to alleged racist abuse from an opposing Honduras player toward German defender Jordan Torunarigha.

The players left the field together with five minutes remaining in the game after Torunarigha was “racially insulted,” the German soccer federation said on Twitter.

“If one of our players is racially abused, it’s not an option for us to keep playing,” Germany coach Stefan Kuntz said.“It was hard to get him in, he was terribly upset because he said he was repeatedly racially abused,” Kuntz continued. “For us it’s clear, this violates our values, we cannot tolerate it. We’ll take our player completely under our protection.”

https://apnews.com/article/sports-2020-tokyo-olympics-africa-germany-middle-east-03672d7998b1c1772968b8aa33e80fc0

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Reply Germany walks out of Olympics match after racist attacks by Honduras team. (Original post)
cinematicdiversions Jul 2021 OP
hlthe2b Jul 2021 #1
PatSeg Jul 2021 #13
malaise Jul 2021 #2
DFW Jul 2021 #3
luvtheGWN Jul 2021 #10
wryter2000 Jul 2021 #12
DFW Jul 2021 #17
Sherman A1 Jul 2021 #4
Traildogbob Jul 2021 #5
certainot Jul 2021 #9
stopdiggin Jul 2021 #15
Traildogbob Jul 2021 #20
Solly Mack Jul 2021 #6
SunSeeker Jul 2021 #8
Solly Mack Jul 2021 #11
intheflow Jul 2021 #14
stopdiggin Jul 2021 #16
Champp Jul 2021 #7
Mysterian Jul 2021 #18
Celerity Jul 2021 #19

Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 07:09 AM

1. Should be zero tolerance for such behavior at the Olympics, of all places.

I know it is idealistic to think so, but I still do believe in the original purpose of these games, despite all the incidents and decades of reason to be cynical.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 09:42 AM

13. And I do think being civil and considerate

shouldn't even be an "idealistic" goal. It should be the accepted norm in any civilized society, in all circumstances. Integrity, respect, and courtesy should be as important as athletic ability.

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 07:22 AM

2. Thank you Germany

Expose the racists everywhere.
How sad that this is likely to be the only mention of Honduras in the Olympic football. Less racist talk and more football would help.

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 07:30 AM

3. After Berlin in 1936, German athletes have tried to show exemplary behavior at the Olympics

I wonder what the Hondureños were thinking when they brought this guy along with them. They must have known about him before they let him board the plane. Did they think he would remain quiet, or that no one would notice? German citizens born in Africa, Asia or the Middle East hardly raise eyebrows any more in most of Germany. If members of a soccer team from Central America aren't aware of that, it sure as hell isn't the Germans' fault.

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Response to DFW (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 09:15 AM

10. I think we can thank the German education system.

All students are taught about the horrors and genocide during the Third Reich. Their school trips to concentration camps make a lasting impression.

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Response to luvtheGWN (Reply #10)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 09:37 AM

12. We need something like that here

But Republicans are belly-aching about something we don’t even teach in K-12.

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Response to luvtheGWN (Reply #10)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 11:41 AM

17. That used to be the case, anyway.

A new generation is growing up with a less close contact to the generation that can tell first hand stories. Today's schoolchildren--by far not all of them, but many--no longer meet living relatives (i.e. grandparents) who tell them horror stories they witnessed. They get taken to the KZ sites, but often take the tours with detached ("OK, whatever" ) attitudes, with iphone earplugs in their ears and music to block out the "boring" history lesson. Those who went to school under the socialists in the East were taught that their whole population had no connection whatsoever to the horrors committed by the Nazis. All the Nazis and ex-Nazis were in the west, according to what the SED taught them in school. NOW the children there get taught the standard West German curriculum, but anyone under the age of 45 or so got the old Eastern propaganda drilled into them. Most now know it was BS, but some don't.

The German education system still has retained some of its Darwinian aspects. It has rigid standards, and children in secondary school go through a merciless natural selection to weed out "inferior" students, when some of the brightest get left behind merely because they don't speak up often enough in class.

To the government's credit, it is still their intention to make sure that all schoolchildren understand what the Nazis did, and who they were. Nazi propaganda is still forbidden by law, and even Fox "News" was refused a license to broadcast there because their propaganda style of reporting was just too close for comfort.

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 08:06 AM

4. Good

The Olympics should be about sportsmanship, but they are really just about money 💰.

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 08:43 AM

5. Not the first

I have watched a lot of soccer over the last 2+ months. Many international tournaments and Friendly matches. (I so love commercial free) Multiple times games were temporarily halted because of fans chanting racial slurs at opposing players. The world has been “trumped”. Fans could not wait to return to live games, and this is how they act. Invisible Sky spirit mist be so proud of his image.

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Response to Traildogbob (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 09:08 AM

9. imo RW elements are using COVID. they use radio and soc media to make it worse, then blame

it on 'foreigners'. that's happening everywhere but probably a lot worse in countries where poverty and geographical considerations make radio more important

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Response to Traildogbob (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 10:49 AM

15. this is not new

soccer (futball) fandom has been awash in racism for years. Great sport - really sh*tty fans (in some parts of the the world).

(I have no idea if it's worse now .. it's quite possible given the political climate)

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Response to stopdiggin (Reply #15)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 06:38 PM

20. I should not be surprised

NBA fans spitting on black athletes and pouring popcorn on their heads. And White female Fox hosts telling them to shut up and dribble. Dance for my team monkey and shut your mouth. Run for our golds and then get out of our face. Just cause whites wear your jersey if you win games for the white fans doesn’t mean you can protest police murders in peace. Jesus fucking Christ humans suck. White ones especially. Side note….I’m white.

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 08:50 AM

6. Why allow a country to participate in an event if they are going to engage in racist attacks?

If they are already behaving this way during a prep-match, how are they going to behave when a medal is at stake?

Does nothing to foster goodwill between nations to allow this type of behavior. To let it go unpunished.

Kudos on team Germany for standing up for its players.

Yes, the offending team apologized, but so?

They didn't know racism was wrong before this happened?

Of course they knew.

So did the offending player.

Ban him from participating at the very least.

Racism creates a hostile environment.

Why expect the athletes to tolerate such ignorance?

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 09:27 AM

11. And called it a performance enhancing drug

Shaking my damn head.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 09:51 AM

14. They kicked out a BLACK athlete for smoking pot.

It's like the Olympics of racist Olympics.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 10:53 AM

16. that was the US Olympic team

it's a pretty weak analogy.

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 08:53 AM

7. Republican "values" Honduras style

As role models, the Republicans have pissed upon and poisoned the very ideas of decency, honesty, and respect. Wanker slobs around the world--like this Honduran a-hole--have taken notice, and mindlessly mimic Republican boorishness.

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 11:44 AM

18. Thanks to the German players and coaches

for standing up, sticking together and being such great role models.

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 12:03 PM

19. pics of the Honduras national football side over the years, really makes you wonder what their black

have to put up with











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