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(HyperVocal)   Oh, heil naw: Greek soccer player given lifetime ban for Nazi salute   (hypervocal.com) divider line 43
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2013-03-17 09:27:23 AM  
At Lazio they give you a pay raise for that and become a fan favorite
 
2013-03-17 10:55:29 AM  
funny headline subs I lol'd
 
2013-03-17 11:28:07 AM  
His tattoo says "get rich"  I think he forgot the "e".
 
2013-03-17 11:45:49 AM  

martissimo: At Lazio they give you a pay raise for that and become a fan favorite


I was about to post the same thing. Paolo Di Canio is an asshole. Also, you're a Milan fan? What the f*ck is wrong with you?
 
2013-03-17 12:21:42 PM  
Closed fisted is how the greeks goose step


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2013-03-17 12:25:16 PM  
Thessaloniki Nazis...

I hate Thessaloniki Nazis.
 
2013-03-17 12:26:29 PM  
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We love to sing-a. About the moon-a and the June-a and the Spring-a
 
2013-03-17 12:40:22 PM  
Actual Farking:  Also, you're a Milan fan? What the f*ck is wrong with you?

I need some sleep before work, so I'm gonna assume you meant "What the f*ck makes them so awesome?"

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Sitting in the Curva Sud is a good start my man
 
2013-03-17 12:44:13 PM  
He said he did not know what the salute meant. Playing the dumbarse card.
 
2013-03-17 12:44:56 PM  
i45.photobucket.com
I get it, when the enemy is bent over with laughter, these guys just walk up and take their guns.
 
2013-03-17 12:46:31 PM  
Does he have a couple of anime characters kissing on his arm? It's like someone from /b/ got proficient at divegrass.
 
2013-03-17 01:04:42 PM  

martissimo: What the f*ck makes them so awesome?


Match fixing and the nefarious machinations of Silvio Berlusconi.
 
2013-03-17 01:57:15 PM  

mikaloyd: Closed fisted is how the greeks goose step


So the Greek army uniform includes skirts and ponytails? Intimidating.

Pom Pom shoes are awesome though
 
2013-03-17 02:02:12 PM  
Plus he's banned from the national team only, not the Greek soccer league.

And considering he seems good (CPt of the u19 team) lifetime ban will probably be revoked
 
2013-03-17 02:22:56 PM  
What did he do wrong?
 
2013-03-17 02:24:40 PM  
In other news, 'murrican republicans have finally found a soccer player they can get behind.
 
2013-03-17 02:49:52 PM  
...and not a single f* was given that day.
 
2013-03-17 02:51:02 PM  
He said he was just pointing at an injured teammate in the stands.

That's not how you point.

Also when you point, you look in the direction you point.
 
2013-03-17 03:27:12 PM  
Got damn Nazis, messing up Roman salutes and Chaplin mustaches for everybody...
 
2013-03-17 03:30:44 PM  
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2013-03-17 04:18:58 PM  
He should have been banned for having 50 Cent lyrics on his stomach. Idiot.
 
2013-03-17 04:44:49 PM  
"The player's action to salute to spectators in a Nazi manner is a severe provocation, insults all the victims of Nazi bestiality and injures the deeply pacifist and human character of the game," EPO said.

Come again?
 
2013-03-17 04:57:00 PM  
looks more like a wave than a salute.
 
2013-03-17 05:12:02 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: His tattoo says "get rich"  I think he forgot the "e".


Get Reich or Invade Poland

/Did he Nazi this ban coming?
 
2013-03-17 05:15:26 PM  

elguerodiablo: "The player's action to salute to spectators in a Nazi manner is a severe provocation, insults all the victims of Nazi bestiality and injures the deeply pacifist and human character of the game," EPO said.

Come again?



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2013-03-17 05:18:00 PM  
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2013-03-17 05:21:10 PM  
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2013-03-17 07:07:36 PM  
He'll be back for the playoffs....
 
2013-03-17 07:54:00 PM  
fatalvenom: What did he do wrong?

A brief history lesson on why they don't want this bonehead to play for their national team.

In late October 1940 Italy invaded Greece as part of the Axis powers plan to control Europe. The Greeks pushed them back into Albania. The Nazis then invaded Greece in April 1941 overrunning the country all but for Crete, which fell the next month. The country was then occupied and divided up between Germany, Italy and Bulgaria until late October 1944, with patriotic Greeks fighting them in a resistance movement from mountain strongholds.

The country was devastated by war and occupation, and its economy and infrastructure lay in ruins. Greece suffered more than 400,000 casualties during the occupation, many due to starvation. The country's Jewish community was almost completely exterminated in the Holocaust. Directly after WWII, a vicious civil war erupted between the British and American-sponsored conservative government and leftist guerrillas, which would last until 1949. All because of the Nazis.

There ain't no forgetting something like that. This dumbass grassdiver pissed all over Greece with his careless gesture.
 
2013-03-17 07:54:05 PM  
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/all of us?
 
2013-03-17 08:14:33 PM  
Isn't AEK Athens an antifascist club? This could be quite scandalous there.
 
2013-03-17 09:36:41 PM  

Gordon Bennett: Isn't AEK Athens an antifascist club? This could be quite scandalous there.


European soccer is so farking nuts. The "antifascist club?" In opposition to all the pro-fascist clubs? I can't even imagine such labels being applied to American sports teams. Ah yes, the Jacksonville Jaguars. They're the anti-federalist franchise of the AFC. What does that even mean? Can you watch a team and say, "That's a very anti-fascist form of play."
 
2013-03-17 10:25:28 PM  

Foxxinnia: Gordon Bennett: Isn't AEK Athens an antifascist club? This could be quite scandalous there.

European soccer is so farking nuts. The "antifascist club?" In opposition to all the pro-fascist clubs? I can't even imagine such labels being applied to American sports teams. Ah yes, the Jacksonville Jaguars. They're the anti-federalist franchise of the AFC. What does that even mean? Can you watch a team and say, "That's a very anti-fascist form of play."


Fascism is gaining popularity in Greece. Google "The Golden Dawn" sometime.
 
2013-03-17 10:36:24 PM  
What nonsense.  Guy probably saw a bunch of morons doing it in the stands so he did it back.   If he simply made a fist, there would be no outcry.  Some people are just looking to be offended so they can wring their hands and stomp their feet.
 
2013-03-17 10:38:29 PM  

RevMercutio: Foxxinnia: Gordon Bennett: Isn't AEK Athens an antifascist club? This could be quite scandalous there.

European soccer is so farking nuts. The "antifascist club?" In opposition to all the pro-fascist clubs? I can't even imagine such labels being applied to American sports teams. Ah yes, the Jacksonville Jaguars. They're the anti-federalist franchise of the AFC. What does that even mean? Can you watch a team and say, "That's a very anti-fascist form of play."

Fascism is gaining popularity in Greece. Google "The Golden Dawn" sometime.


Why do I feel like I would need to leave safe search on if I Google'd that phrase?
 
2013-03-17 10:43:19 PM  
I love his backtracking, protestations of ignorance, explanations ... the boy has a future in politics. (Or maybe in prostitution, cuz he is kinda hot-lookin'. He's got a muscular but flattish chest that won't be as likely to develop moobs in 40 years.)
 
2013-03-17 10:58:09 PM  

RevMercutio: Foxxinnia: Gordon Bennett: Isn't AEK Athens an antifascist club? This could be quite scandalous there.

European soccer is so farking nuts. The "antifascist club?" In opposition to all the pro-fascist clubs? I can't even imagine such labels being applied to American sports teams. Ah yes, the Jacksonville Jaguars. They're the anti-federalist franchise of the AFC. What does that even mean? Can you watch a team and say, "That's a very anti-fascist form of play."

Fascism is gaining popularity in Greece. Google "The Golden Dawn" sometime.


I've heard of all that, but it's still confusing to me that all these sports teams have bizarre political messaging tied into them.
 
2013-03-18 05:03:07 AM  

Foxxinnia: Gordon Bennett: Isn't AEK Athens an antifascist club? This could be quite scandalous there.

European soccer is so farking nuts. The "antifascist club?" In opposition to all the pro-fascist clubs? I can't even imagine such labels being applied to American sports teams. Ah yes, the Jacksonville Jaguars. They're the anti-federalist franchise of the AFC. What does that even mean? Can you watch a team and say, "That's a very anti-fascist form of play."


It's the supporters, not the club. Most don't have a particular political leaning, but some do.

In America it's quite uncommon for there to be two directly competing teams in the same city. So allegiances are largely a matter of geography. In Europe it's quite common to have two or more football teams in the same city, and the support is sometimes determined by other factors such as class, religion or politics. In addition two teams sharing the same city are generally rivals with one another.

As I said, it's a minority of clubs overall, but some have a very strong political element to their support, particularly among their ultras groups. AEK have, as far as I know, a considerable number of immigrants or the descendants of recent immigrants among their fans which is in itself a grounds for left-wing politics. They also have a close friendship with Olympique Marseille (France) and AS Livorno (Italy), both known for antifascist supporters.
 
2013-03-18 10:16:05 AM  

Foxxinnia: Gordon Bennett: Isn't AEK Athens an antifascist club? This could be quite scandalous there.

European soccer is so farking nuts. The "antifascist club?" In opposition to all the pro-fascist clubs? I can't even imagine such labels being applied to American sports teams. Ah yes, the Jacksonville Jaguars. They're the anti-federalist franchise of the AFC. What does that even mean?."


Soccer in Europe is a deeply entrenched part of identity, where teams literally can represent ethnic, religious and nationalist identities. In America, sports teams are a corporate franchise selling a corporate entertainment product that aims to maximize profit by appealing to as many casual fans as possible. That's why American sports rivalries are a joke to Europeans. That's why American sports teams move to different cities. That's why when you go to an American sports game, you have endless "entertainment" sports like cheerleaders, dancers, shirt cannons, lots of food to eat in your seat while you quietly sit down and watch the players run our of a giant inflatable helmet while fireworks and fire come out of the top..etc.

Sports in Europe about tribalism and clashing identities that span bank hundreds or thousands of years, sports in America is comfortable and safe entertainment brought to you by....There is no analogue in American sports to Old Firm or El Classico.
 
2013-03-18 10:29:14 AM  

Foxxinnia: I've heard of all that, but it's still confusing to me that all these sports teams have bizarre political messaging tied into them.


Gordon Bennett: In America it's quite uncommon for there to be two directly competing teams in the same city. So allegiances are largely a matter of geography. In Europe it's quite common to have two or more football teams in the same city, and the support is sometimes determined by other factors such as class, religion or politics.


The closest analogs in American sports I can think of is how Yankees/Giants fans and Mets/Jets fans are different types of people in terms of culture/class etc.
 
2013-03-18 11:23:49 AM  

thisiszombocom: Plus he's banned from the national team only, not the Greek soccer league.

And considering he seems good (CPt of the u19 team) lifetime ban will probably be revoked


So you're saying that's not their final solution?
 
2013-03-18 01:03:09 PM  

weirdneighbour: [i45.photobucket.com image 640x480]
I get it, when the enemy is bent over with laughter, these guys just walk up and take their guns.


"Squad. Camp it ... up!"
 
2013-03-19 10:35:04 AM  

Foxxinnia: Gordon Bennett: Isn't AEK Athens an antifascist club? This could be quite scandalous there.

European soccer is so farking nuts. The "antifascist club?" In opposition to all the pro-fascist clubs? I can't even imagine such labels being applied to American sports teams. Ah yes, the Jacksonville Jaguars. They're the anti-federalist franchise of the AFC. What does that even mean? Can you watch a team and say, "That's a very anti-fascist form of play."


In addition to what others have said, the thought occurs to me that there's a whole lot less hero worship of the players and managers. I don't think there has been anything like the Penn State cover-up of pederasty in football, and I've just come from a thread on the main page about the Steubenville rapists, where the victim is being bullied by other young girls.

And people still try to defend Joe Paterno on fark, or complain about the sanctions placed on Penn State.

Regarding recent scandals to hit football... Carlos Tevez was done for driving while disqualified recently. Don't think he'll go to jail for that, but hordes of ManC fans haven't come forward to defend him. A ManC reserve player was sent down for a hit and run, I think. There's Rooney's granny-shagging, which everyone just pointed and laughed at.

There has been a rape case in the past couple of years, when a couple of footballers picked up a girl and took her back to their hotel... don't recall the team or the players, but pretty sure they got sent down for it.

There's Joey Barton, who is widely seen as the thug he is. Stevie G. was involved in a nightclub fight a few years back, wasn't he?

And in Scottish fitba, having gone bust, Rangers were sent down to the 3rd division and have to earn their place in the SPL. Despite the Old Firm being a mainstay in Scottish football, and the SPL's biggest earner - all the clubs lose money from not having Rangers in the SPL - the clubs and the fans (including Rangers fans) all accepted that it had to happen for the league to remain credible.

I guess the point I'm making is that in football, fans support the idea of the team rather than the individuals. Buddy of mine supports Arsenal, and, like many Arsenal fans, hates Wenger for sitting on the piles of cash he could use to boost the team. But his support for the team stays. Many Chelski fans dislike Abramovich for sacking Di Matteo. But they'll still support the team.

And if a scandal broke tomorrow that SAF had covered up boy-buggering a la JoePa... I don't think ManU fans would rally around SAF and try and deny it like Penn State fans did with JP.

/Phew, longer post than I intended.
//Hopefully makes sense.
///Different levels of tribalism?
 
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