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Classless Soccer Fan's

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by MJ5150, Feb 11, 2004.


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  1. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    I found this as I read my sports section today:

    Crowd jeers eliminated U.S. team with chants of 'Osama!'

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    SportsLine.com wire reports </TD><TD width=10> </TD><TD align=right></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
    </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR vAlign=top><TD width=10> </TD><TD class=page>GUADALAJARA, Mexico -- The boos nearly drowned out The Star-Spangled Banner, and a few dozen fans chanted "Osama! Osama!" as the United States was eliminated by Mexico in Olympic men's soccer qualifying.

    A loud anti-American crowd hollered as Mexico beat the United States 4-0 Tuesday night in the under-23 tournament, claiming a berth in the Athens Olympics. As U.S. players left the stadium for their bus, several fans -- some clutching beers -- chanted "Osama! Osama!" in reference to al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
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    I realize it was just a few dozen out of the thousands, but this is pretty lame. I can't understand why these people dislike the USA so much.

    -Mike
     
  2. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    To discuss the reasons would be pollitical, however there are many countries (and they tend to be poorer nations) that have been adversly affected by US foreign policy (and changes to it) over the years.

    That *could* be a reason why these people dislike the US. Alternatively they may just have drunk too much and thought it was funny....or been outraged by the baring of janet jackson's boob ;)
     
  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Some people just take soccer too seriously.
    Too much "politics" for OT. Closed.
     
  4. jazzbo

    jazzbo

    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    I would just like to acknowledge one of JMX's first moderator duties. Very nice work. You'll fit in here well.

    :D
     



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