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German soccer team cuts short Olympic warmup after alleged racist abuse

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alleged racist abuse from an opposing Honduras player

Just give the Latin American player a red card.

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So a Latin American 'minority' is racist to a black 'minority'. Wow, and here was me thinking it's only the terrible white people that are racist.

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Maybe it is just bad memory, but I can't remember other olympics where so many negative events are being reported even before they officially begin.

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I agree. It would be nice with an already negative felling about these games that some sort of good news will come out of all of this leading up to the start of these games.

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Nothing wrong with your memory, sir @virusrex 7:11am:

*- “…** I can't remember other olympics where so many negative events are being reported even before they officially begin.” -*

Sadly, it’s all happening.

6 ( +11 / -5 )

Nice. People are finally showing their true colors. Most people think the olympic is some grand sacred event that is held for every nation, but truth is, every nation hate the other nation. It's a fierce competition to see who is the winner and who is the loser. The previous Italy vs England event show just how bad things get when grown ups can't accept losing.

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We were ALL urged NOT to comment on the athletes:

- Jul 7: [Japan officially launches its largest ever Olympic delegation] @8:14am: “Readers, please do not insult the athletes. It's not nice and reflects badly on yourselves.”-

yet, the behavior of some making these negative headlines are writing the commentary themselves.

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"So a Latin American 'minority' is racist to a black 'minority'."

Contrary to what you seem to be insinuating, lots of Latin Americans are WHITE!

They are everywhere in Latin America.

Just go to Argentina, Uruguay, even Brazil or Cuba.

Oh, and Honduras too.

You may be surprised.

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I can't believe the German soccer team thinks they did the right thing. We live in such a weak character era these days. You don't fix things by giving up because you got hurt or angry; that's being arrogant. No, You win; and tell the other side to be quite collectively as a team. Or you just finish and walk away after the game like a gentleman. When racist words make you stop; you've already lost.

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The Olympics. Bringing people together regardless of race or nationality!

They need Seiko Hashimoto down there to hand out wagashi and tell everyone to be international friends for the sake of the smiling natsukashii faces of the children…or something.

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Contrary to what you seem to be insinuating, lots of Latin Americans are WHITE!

Is the capitalization grammatical or just emphasis on the fact that liberals can relax because we can all point the finger on the official scapegoat for all racism.

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Sad it’s coming to this. The original plan was to have the kids in the stands dancing and singing to paparika anytime someone acted up. Let’s have Back and Hashimoto do the dance instead.

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Great on the German team for supporting their player and their club Hertha Berlin as well. Racism has no place on this planet

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Was caught off guard a minute--thought Germany was playing England,

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lots of Latin Americans are WHITE!

are you assuming all white people are racist? You don't know what happened so you shouldn't have commented, but at least you've shown your true colours to everyone

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so in order to destroy the flow and competitive edge of an opposing team all you have to do is throw the wrong pr0n0un/cultural rasial stereotype.

so that this will psyche out and trigga hurt feelings to the point were they disqualify themselves.

today i learn something new

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Take a knee at the start of your games that will solve it

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Germany is scheduled to begin Olympic play on July 22 against Brazil at International Stadium Yokohama.

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“If one of our players is racially abused, it’s not an option for us to keep playing,” Germany coach Stefan Kuntz said.

What happened to "sticks and stones..."? Kuntz is such a .....

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Racism is clearly wrong and that is something we all agree on. In competive sports people often say things during the intensity of a match they would not say under normal circumstances.

Does this excuse racist remarks? No it does not.

It would be interesting to know more of what was said. It seems the Hondurans apologized and the Germans accepted and Torunarigha wants to move on.

However Torunarigha will likely never forget this.

It is too bad this stuff happens. It does go all ways (directed at hispanics, asians, whites, etc.) and none of it should be accepted.

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From Honduras ... ... ... ... Lmao ...

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virusrexToday  07:11 am JST

Maybe it is just bad memory, but I can't remember other olympics where so many negative events are being reported even before they officially begin.

don’t think there is anything wrong with your memory. Most games seem to have a problem or 2, but it does not overshadow the games.

This is just one thing after another, everyday, I don’t feel that there is real build up Of the actual sports. To the point that I could not tell you which TV channel is showing opening ceremony or the events.

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For athletes theyve sure got thin skin

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Maybe it is just bad memory, but I can't remember other olympics where so many negative events are being reported even before they officially begin.

The key word is "reported"!

I attended the Montreal Olympics and the Lake Placid Olympics.

Opposing team launched into non stop insults all the time especially in Hockey ( ice the only one that counts), insult ranging from ones ethnicity, to physical appearance, sexual orientation, ones mother's occupation (you people can figure that one out I think), the list goes on.

USA vs Society Union hockey final was one profanity after another with both teams having learned insults in the other team's language, it was hilarious.

In basketball remarks about the Chinese players needing chopstick to reach the basket, etc ..

This kind of stuff has been going on since sports especially team sport began just people today are more offended by it.

I personally don't see the difference in taunting the opponent on their ethnicity, their sexual orientation, or their mother, their physical appearance being any different but let's face it some of these will be reported now as a big problem the others will be ignored as just taunts and part of the game.

Had I broke down upset at every time someone made fun of my ASD/OCD growing up, I wouldn't have left my room.

No I am not defending the person that allegedly made the remark but I would expect a thicker skin from a professional sports player, anyway the best way to counter is to win the game and laugh at the loser that insulted you.

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For athletes theyve sure got thin skin.

We have a saying that only the foot in the shoe knows the pain.

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For athletes theyve sure got thin skin.

Why should athletes have thick skin against racism? I'm entirely missing the logic here, can you explain it please?

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Despicable racism. Germany did the right thing. I hope they refused to shake hands, too.

If proven, this tinpot nation Honduras should have their dreadful soccer team deported.

Only last week the world was appalled at the sickening behaviour of English racists towards their Black players, and the shocking physical attacks on Italians in the stadium after England lost. And now this.

Kick Racism Out!

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Good sportsmanship is important. This is good news that his team supported him.

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The Honduran federation said the “situation occurred due to a misunderstanding on the field of play.”

So they see it as a misunderstanding not racism, interesting!!!

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Props to the Honduras team for quickly apologizing face to face. That is a very uncommon occurrence in the US.

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Germany is scheduled to begin Olympic play on July 22 against Brazil at International Stadium Yokohama.

Cheers, zichi. Useful information. Given that football is the only sport that really matters, I might take a look. Germany and Brazil are the best international teams in history in terms of World Cups, but I’m not sure about their Olympic pedigrees. I’ll check it out. I must admit to not caring too much about any Olympic event in history, but this caught my eye.

Good heads up. Cheers, mate.

Why people fly into hysterics over a post like yours is beyond me. Childish.

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Jimizo

thank you. No need to worry about someone who hates football except for the racial abuse.

Kick-off times

Group D: Brazil vs Germany - Kick-off 8.30 pm (International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama)

https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/12355604/football-at-olympics-tokyo-2020-fixtures-venues-team-gb-schedule-and-kick-off-times-for-mens-and-womens-tournament

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Why should athletes have thick skin against racism? I'm entirely missing the logic here, can you explain it please?

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A minus five vote, and no one answered the question? Hmm, I wonder why someone would down vote my question, without explaining it.

You don't suppose that those down voting it think that athletes need to have thick skin to be in sport, because there is so much racism in sport, do you?

Seems like circular reasoning to me though:

-- There is racism in sport

-- They're athletes, they need thick skin

-- What do they need thick skin for?

-- Because there is racism in sport.

Ok, boomers.

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Group D: Brazil vs Germany - Kick-off 8.30 pm (International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama)

Great stuff. Bang on point given that the article is about German football. It will be fascinating to see how the German players respond.

Zichi, I think you may have converted me to the Olympics!

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Jimizo

Group D: Brazil vs Germany - Kick-off 8.30 pm (International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama)

Great stuff. Bang on point given that the article is about German football. It will be fascinating to see how the German players respond.

> Zichi, I think you may have converted me to the Olympics!

Well, you have that new manager now across the park. Good move I think. Convert you to the football yes but need to find it online somewhere.

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When racist words make you stop; you've already lost.

The above sounds like something someone from their culture's majority demographic might say perhaps in defense of a racist act done by another from his demographic.

Call out racism, call out racists, shame them! Though many of them have long shown they have no shame.

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Maybe it is just bad memory, but I can't remember other olympics where so many negative events are being reported even before they officially begin.

Lots of bad things happened leading up to Beijing and Rio too. Included worker deaths, pollution, crime rates, and viruses. These Olympics are in Japan and you are reading a Japan-based news source hence it is more in your face every day.

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Well, you have that new manager now across the park. Good move I think. Convert you to the football yes but need to find it online somewhere.

Hoping Rafa does the job. I’m not convinced but has to be given time.

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I just spoke to my father back home.

He is a massive sports fan and will watch just about any sport.

I asked him about hearing such things in the past.

He gave quite a few but two stand out.

One I already knew the other was new to me.

Which of these two taunts would be considered funny and or racist.

Used during international basketball

"You should use chopstick maybe you could reach the basket"

And

"If You took off your wooden shoes, you could make a jump shot"

Now I will let you speculate on the ethnicity of the two teams receiving these taunts.

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Jimizo

Well, you have that new manager now across the park. Good move I think. Convert you to the football yes but need to find it online somewhere.

Hoping Rafa does the job. I’m not convinced but has to be given time.

At least more honest than the previous one who jumped ship at the first chance and Rafa has lived in Liverpool for a long time. An adopted son.

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virusrexToday  07:11 am JST

Maybe it is just bad memory, but I can't remember other olympics where so many negative events are being reported even before they officially begin.

Read up on the 1980 and 1984 Olympics as a start (Cold war)

Then read up on the 1920 Olympics (Spanish flu pandemic)

The 1916 Olympics (World War 1), the 1940 Olympics (World War 2), and what went on a few years in London before the 1948 Olympics (World War 2 again!).

You'll soon see that this is nothing.

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Alfie

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German soccer team cuts short Olympic warmup after alleged racist abuse

Just a reminder as to the important topic of this article.

Yes, but do you know any sites where we can watch the footy?

Alfie Noakes gave us one but sometimes the walls close in on those sites.

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Maybe it is just bad memory, but I can't remember other olympics where so many negative events are being reported even before they officially begin.

If you want to change the narrative, let the vaccinated people attend the games!

I guarantee positive excitement will build.

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Soccer used to be my favorite sport to watch, but I just got fed up with watching all the faking; players taking dives and screaming in "pain" even when there was no contact. Basically anything to get a free kick or have a yellow/red card handed to the opponent.

I really hope it will not get to the point where this faking will extend to cases where players will start crying and accusing their opponents of saying something racist.

Though it seems this is not what happened in the above story since the team apologized...

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German team needs to toughen up. And agree with Raw Beer - football has turned in a competition for an Academy award - for acting the field victim. Regardless of this actual case, it would be too much to expect that athletes will not indulge in theatrics. The football world is full of racist and national taunts, and that is what players will do. It is not right - but it needs the industry to very firmly stop it. That has not happened, for decades. Hopefully the sport puts an end to it.

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In Germany, a corporate commercial ridiculing Asian women was praised.

A Korean man living there protested, but the German company ignored him.

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Remember, Germany-Brazil was THE final in the 2002 World Cup here in Japan, and now we get it as the first Group match. It's great to see high level football back in Japan! I love it!

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I don’t watch soccer.

I had to look up where Honduras was on the map.

But I do know it’s sports.

World sports competition between nations.

Its called trash talk, it’s usually done during a game.

Mental games are a part of it, just as much as the physical.

They got all bent out of shape from one comment during the heat of the moment?

They better man up or they gonna go down real quick when the actual games start.

Do I condone the slur? Never. But you don’t stop the game because of it. You avenge it where it counts most.

The scoreboard.

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@Shogun36 You need to understand one thing. This is not "Trash talk", it is RACISM... and RACISM NEVER stops even outside of sports. I could understand if it was insulting banter about German nationality. BUT racist slurs attack ETHNICITY. i'm not German, but I am African American. As I said, racist insulits and attacks don't stop just at sports games and goes far beyond nationality of the people. Germans are mostly European, but they decided to insult a player specifically based on their ethnicity, which singled just that player out for the color of their skin.

So take your "put up with racism because it's trash talk" excuse far away from here. There is no justification for it. At ALL.

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