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Has politics a role in sport?

ticketyboo

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Once again the link won't work for me, but some kind soul may provide it anyway.....
Surprised this hasn't surfaced, but the discussion centres round the display of Palestinian flags at Celtic's champions league match against the champions of Israel, and the subsequent UEFA charge against the club and threats to increase the fines, or indeed partially or fully close Celtic Park......
Celtic's most vociferous support, the Green Brigade, have launched an appeal which in 24 hours, in an attempt to match the anticipated fine of €15,000 from UEFA, currently have raised three times that amount to be distributed to two Palestinian charities.....
So have at it, people.....is displaying a flag a crime under European law..? If so why single out this flag and to what end?
Should politics be kept out of sport....then if so why did UEFA instigate minutes' silences after the death of Nelson Mandela.....why has Christiano Ronaldo not been sanctioned by the beaks for refusing to swap shirts after playing Israel...surely a contravention of its RESPECT and NO TO RACISM campaigns.....
This COULD be fun......


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Seanie Lemass

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What sort of infantile mentality needs to bring political banners and flags to sports events?

There are a few idiots on the Hill who bring Hamas, IRSP and other deviant political symbols. Cringeworthy bollix.

UEFA are right to stop supporters bringing this bollix into sports as it attempts to portray the totally false impression that all supporters of that team support whatever ultra left/Islamic/criminal group the banner wavers are advertising.


Do you think that Fianna Fáil or Labour or Lib-Dems supporters should bring banners to games?
 

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Once again the link won't work for me, but some kind soul may provide it anyway.....
Surprised this hasn't surfaced, but the discussion centres round the display of Palestinian flags at Celtic's champions league match against the champions of Israel, and the subsequent UEFA charge against the club and threats to increase the fines, or indeed partially or fully close Celtic Park......
Celtic's most vociferous support, the Green Brigade, have launched an appeal which in 24 hours, in an attempt to match the anticipated fine of €15,000 from UEFA, currently have raised three times that amount to be distributed to two Palestinian charities.....
So have at it, people.....is displaying a flag a crime under European law..? If so why single out this flag and to what end?
Should politics be kept out of sport....then if so why did UEFA instigate minutes' silences after the death of Nelson Mandela.....why has Christiano Ronaldo not been sanctioned by the beaks for refusing to swap shirts after playing Israel...surely a contravention of its RESPECT and NO TO RACISM campaigns.....
This COULD be fun......
First there is no rule in soccer that you have to swap shirts.

Secondly the story reported about Ronaldo was false.

https://citizenpartridge.wordpress.com/2014/07/26/no-ronaldo-didnt-refuse-to-swap-shirts-with-an-israeli-footballer-but-he-did-pose-for-photos-with-shimon-peres/

Cristiano Ronaldo and the Palestinians

You need to research your OP to a much better degree.

You can clearly see that the player he “refuses” to exchange his jersey with is a Portuguese player, who has already swapped shirt with an Israeli player (look at the colour of his shorts, then look at the colour of the Israeli players’ shorts).
[video=youtube;G_GGTGuNcyg]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_GGTGuNcyg[/video]
 

former wesleyan

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Once again the link won't work for me, but some kind soul may provide it anyway.....
Surprised this hasn't surfaced, but the discussion centres round the display of Palestinian flags at Celtic's champions league match against the champions of Israel, and the subsequent UEFA charge against the club and threats to increase the fines, or indeed partially or fully close Celtic Park......
Celtic's most vociferous support, the Green Brigade, have launched an appeal which in 24 hours, in an attempt to match the anticipated fine of €15,000 from UEFA, currently have raised three times that amount to be distributed to two Palestinian charities.....
So have at it, people.....is displaying a flag a crime under European law..? If so why single out this flag and to what end?
Should politics be kept out of sport....then if so why did UEFA instigate minutes' silences after the death of Nelson Mandela.....why has Christiano Ronaldo not been sanctioned by the beaks for refusing to swap shirts after playing Israel...surely a contravention of its RESPECT and NO TO RACISM campaigns.....
This COULD be fun......
There's no problem with flying a flag as a protest or support for something, but the Celtic Ultras flew a Grim Reaper flag which is not what they say they're about in their statement about peace and justice.

 

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There's no problem with flying a flag as a protest or support for something, but the Celtic Ultras flew a Grim Reaper flag which is not what they say they're about in their statement about peace and justice.



Exposed, we'll done Wes.
 

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former wesleyan

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There are some right sweethearts in da social meeja side …

 

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Celtic fans match UEFA fine with donations to Palestinian charities!

A fund set up by Celtic football fans in Scotland has raised almost £60,000 in just a couple of days.
This is a very constructive reaction by fans to the high emotions raised by settler and military conduct in the West Bank, and the lack of sympathy with occupied peoples demonstrated by a misplaced UEFA fine.

Celtic fans raise £34,000 'for Palestine' after Uefa charge - BBC News

It would be better if UEFA , from it's enormous coffers, took it's cue from those generous fans, and pledged to donate the amount of Palestinian taxes which have been withheld by Israel as a collective punishment.

The fans are donating to:
https://www.gofundme.com/matchfinepalestine/donate
And hashtag #matchthefineforpalestine
 

ticketyboo

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A fund set up by Celtic football fans in Scotland has raised almost £60,000 in just a couple of days.
This is a very constructive reaction by fans to the high emotions raised by settler and military conduct in the West Bank, and the lack of sympathy with occupied peoples demonstrated by a misplaced UEFA fine.

Celtic fans raise £34,000 'for Palestine' after Uefa charge - BBC News

It would be better if UEFA , from it's enormous coffers, took it's cue from those generous fans, and pledged to donate the amount of Palestinian taxes which have been withheld by Israel as a collective punishment.

The fans are donating to:
https://www.gofundme.com/matchfinepalestine/donate
And hashtag #matchthefineforpalestine
Started this earlier....feel free to merge if it suits.....
 

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A fund set up by Celtic football fans in Scotland has raised almost £60,000 in just a couple of days.
This is a very constructive reaction by fans to the high emotions raised by settler and military conduct in the West Bank, and the lack of sympathy with occupied peoples demonstrated by a misplaced UEFA fine.

Celtic fans raise £34,000 'for Palestine' after Uefa charge - BBC News

It would be better if UEFA , from it's enormous coffers, took it's cue from those generous fans, and pledged to donate the amount of Palestinian taxes which have been withheld by Israel as a collective punishment.

The fans are donating to:
https://www.gofundme.com/matchfinepalestine/donate
And hashtag #matchthefineforpalestine

Idiots.

Will they be boycotting Israel next?
 

ticketyboo

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What else would you expect from the dregs of Glasgow?
This from the pride of the hill....a group which apes the worst excesses of English soccer morons.....
You wouldn't recognise principle if it smacked you in the mouth.
 

storybud1

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They are football fans ? their beautiful game is just now a bunch of foreign entertainment corporations selling pretend sh1te to them. Cheating is endemic , players are even bigger assh0les than in the past, the game has lost it's soul. Don't watch it anymore.
 

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fair play to them, raised the profile of an issue by defying a ban the point of to discourage the raising of that issue.

Turned the fine into an opportunity to keep the ball in the air another few days. Good passive aggressive action.
 

ON THE ONE ROAD

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This from the pride of the hill....a group which apes the worst excesses of English soccer morons.....
You wouldn't recognise principle if it smacked you in the mouth.

By playing bodhrans and chanting? Seanie doesn't agree with it but as he pointed out the most political section in croke pk is the hill. Prisioners in the north, palestine, S2s, everything has gotten raised on the hill, how does that culture of engaging with political issues fit in with your dublin yobs generalization.
 

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As long as it infuriates the Daily Mail and Sindo readership, I'm all for it.
 

Seanie Lemass

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This from the pride of the hill....a group which apes the worst excesses of English soccer morons.....
You wouldn't recognise principle if it smacked you in the mouth.

Still sore after getting your ar£e handed to you on a plate :)


Hopefully the IDF air force might make a detour over East Glasgow when they're finished with the Islamists :)
 


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