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Racists bring shame to Australian Open

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posted on Jan, 18 2010 @ 05:21 PM
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Racists bring shame to Australian Open


www.news.com.au

RACIAL tensions cast a sinister shadow over the first day of the 2010 Australian Open.

Ugly scenes of unruly fans chanting as they headed to Melbourne Park, letting off flares, intimidating visitors, making a mockery of security and shaming so-called multi-cultural Melbourne were broadcast to a world-wide audience who had tuned in to watch the tennis.

The behaviour of some fans yesterday - before the gates had even opened or a ball been hit - sent out signals of a return of the racial tension that have marred the international grand slam events in recent years
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posted on Jan, 18 2010 @ 05:21 PM
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I commented on this possibly happening in another post as linked above.

The australian Open unfortunatly has had a bad reputation the last few years with this sort of thing.

with all the racial tensions in australia at the moment, it's a shame to see it spilling over into a sport that we should certainly not think of as being related to violence or racism.

the story seems to point out that the problem was Croation fans here.

Lets hope the authorities can nip this in the butt near the start of the tournament.

I have family members there just now, and it's a bit worrying that they could be caught up in this nonsense.

www.news.com.au
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 18-1-2010 by grantbeed]



posted on Jan, 18 2010 @ 05:35 PM
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The headline itself seems a little incorrect, these are groups who like to call themselves Croatians even though they now live in Australia, they still havn't intergrated into the wider community yet.



Eleven had been rejected by lunchtime yesterday and other groups of Croatian fans shunned the bad behaviour of the few who tarnished the name of all Croatian fans. "It is just a few older fans who make trouble and the general public thinks it is all of us," said members of one roaming group of proud, Australian-born Croatians who declined to be identified.


The source was from the same article as above
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[edit on 18-1-2010 by munkey66]



posted on Jan, 18 2010 @ 05:50 PM
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first the kfc ad, now this? Id hate to think whats next.



posted on Jan, 18 2010 @ 05:55 PM
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reply to post by SuperSlovak
 


Did you read past the thread title?

A small group of unruly Croatians.

As pointed out the article title is misleading too.

It has nothing to do with Australians (or anyone else) being racist it has everything to with a group of louts, who happen to be Croatian acting like idiots.



posted on Jan, 18 2010 @ 06:05 PM
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Originally posted by grantbeed
with all the racial tensions in australia at the moment,


Care to fill us in on all these racial tensions in Australia?



posted on Jan, 18 2010 @ 06:05 PM
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Tennis Hooligans?????

Ok, seriously. Tennis Hooligans. You guys have got some deep social problems to work out if you're dealing with Tennis Hooliganism.



posted on Jan, 18 2010 @ 08:49 PM
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I hope they make a big example of these people. It's because of these types that Australia is in the news for the wrong reasons at the moment.




posted on Jan, 18 2010 @ 08:51 PM
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Originally posted by dereks

Originally posted by grantbeed
with all the racial tensions in australia at the moment,


Care to fill us in on all these racial tensions in Australia?


Just search on google or on ATS. are you living under a rock?

I'm sure some of the Ozzies on here will surely agree there are Racial Tensions in Australia, as there are everywhere.






posted on Jan, 18 2010 @ 08:53 PM
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Originally posted by grantbeed
I'm sure some of the Ozzies on here will surely agree there are Racial Tensions in Australia, as there are everywhere.


Actually, there are not. The KFC ad was not racist, the Croats were not really racist...



posted on Jan, 18 2010 @ 09:00 PM
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Originally posted by grantbeed
I hope they make a big example of these people. It's because of these types that Australia is in the news for the wrong reasons at the moment.


So what happens if we do something?
Do we then get accused of being racists against Croatians?

These fools do nothing except bring shame to their own families, given time they will intergrate into the community and call themselves Aussies and leave this rubbish behind them.

There are many Aussies out here who are from all corners of the globe who call themselves Australian, they are the ones who don't sit in a small community but become a part of the larger community, this is what Australian is being about, people meeting and working together reguardless of origin getting together and taking it easy.

A majority of people who call themselves Australian just shake their heads at these fools and wish they would join us instead of trying to be seperate from us, one thing is true however, these actions would not be stood for in their country of origin.



posted on Jan, 18 2010 @ 09:04 PM
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Well, "Actually there is"........

australian open - 2006 -



Boisterous Bosnian and Serbian fans traded ethnic chants across a court Wednesday while Bosnian-born Amer Delic held off France's Paul-Henri Mathieu in a five-set match at the Australian Open


www.encyclopedia.com...

australian open - 2007 -



Over 150 fans ejected from Australian Open for racial clash


www.chinadaily.com.cn...

australian open -2008 -



Police Use Pepper Spray on Fans at Australian Open After Racial Slur Allegations


www.foxnews.com...

This post is about the Australian Open Tennis Tournament and the Racial violence which occurs between ethnic groups every year.



posted on Jan, 18 2010 @ 09:07 PM
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I agree and understand what you are saying. these fools need to be caught red handed and made an example of though. as it says in the story, the other Croations were sickened by this behaviour.

These people are mindless. using a tennis tournament as an excuse to cause ethnic violence/abuse.



posted on Jan, 18 2010 @ 09:10 PM
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LOL !


Oh gee --- all that 'racial tension' in Oz, huh


All those Lebanese and Croatians refusing to sit next to the enemies they were raised to hate in their nations of birth !

What are we going to *DO* with them ? Shakes head

They dash to gain citizenship and all the perks and benefits that bestows

But when it comes to sport, they forget every single WORD they mouthed at their citizenship ceremony

and start tossing curses at each other at sporting venues !

Oh the SHAME they bring to Aussies via the whore media !


Yes, let's look at the whore media for a moment

Having destroyed the UK and convined government-betrayed Poms that the word 'racism' is more to be feared than a US invasion ...

seems Uncle Murdoch is now intent on doing the same in Oz


But hark and LO ! Uncle Murdoch is SCRATCHING to find evidence of this 'racism' his Illuminati mates had demanded he install in Australia

So what does Uncle Murdoch have to stoop to ?


That's right !

He takes episodes such as a gang of Lebanese MIGRANT youths --- pitching street-skirmishes against INDIAN migrant youths


and EVEN THOUGH the Indians TOLD the whore media umpteen times that it was LEBANESE who attacked them ...

Uncle Murdoch printed SCREAMING HEADLINES

about 'Racism in Australia ! '


Then, the Shen Siva (a violent INDIAN political activist group) JUMPED ON THE BANDWAGON (they've blown up cricket pitches in the Subcontinent as part of their political agenda)

... and Uncle Murdoch went into OVERDRIVE about 'Racism in Australia ' !


Now, it's CROATIANS IN AUSTRALIA who're being portrayed as 'Racist Aussies'

... oh, and let's not forget the little boys wearing hoods (and laughing and turning away, mid-interview) who're joining Rent A Racist Co. and jiggling about with their tiny, infantile bottoms in big jeans and desperately trying to look tough for Uncle Murdoch's cameras which in turn are desperately rummaging for some 'serious racism in Oz'


What a laugh !


Yes. It's all TRUE ! We are RACIST in Australia ! Big racists !

We wrestle SHARKS before breakfast, too !

Our women BLOW and our men CHUNDER !

We eat VEGEMITE ! Makes us tougher than those Al Queerda terrorist organisations you Americans unknowingly employ as 'terrarists'


Yes, we're big, rough racists in Oz

So stay away for your own safety

and tell all your friends





posted on Jan, 19 2010 @ 01:03 PM
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I'm at a lost here. So this lady susposedly held up a Nazi Salute for a Croat player? I understand Racism here in the USA, but I'm at a lost for what is happening down Under. :shk:



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