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Chinese actors play North Korean football fans

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posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 11:25 AM
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What a sad, sad state of affairs...

The Roles of their Lives: Chinese actors play North Korean football fans


It's a shame that those fans weren't actually North Korean. The almost touching displays of North Korean patriotism were in fact put on by Chinese actors, ahem, "volunteers." Hired by the China Sports Events Management Group and the North Korean Sports Committee


I wonder, might North-Korea win (yeah right!!) if the people of North-Korea will ever know....

Peace




posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 12:08 PM
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Thanks to whomever for the flags....

It's just that I cannot believe there are people in this world who are denied the freedom to watch a stupid game!!

I would love to be the guy who starts those national anthems at the beginning of each game. I would "accidentally" switch the North Korea anthem with the Chinese one the next time NK plays.....just to screw with there heads.

Peace

edit to add: And of course FIFA doesn't mind. They are not into political statements....just the money. When the NK trainer was asked, after the match, if he didn't feel it was a shame that in his country nobody could see the game, A FIFA representative was all to happy to cut that conversation short by saying only question relating sports were allowed and not political questions.....

I'm boycotting FIFA!!!

[edit on 16-6-2010 by operation mindcrime]



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 12:11 PM
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Originally posted by operation mindcrime
I wonder, might North-Korea win (yeah right!!) if the people of North-Korea will ever know....

Peace


Too true, i was wondering that too. Unlikely they could win a world cup match, but what is the situation back in n korea, with fans etc.



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 12:13 PM
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I added this to my previous post..


edit to add: And of course FIFA doesn't mind. They are not into political statements....just the money. When the NK trainer was asked, after the match, if he didn't feel it was a shame that in his country nobody could see the game, A FIFA representative was all to happy to cut that conversation short by saying only question relating sports were allowed and not political questions.....

I'm boycotting FIFA!!!



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 12:38 PM
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Originally posted by operation mindcrime
Thanks to whomever for the flags....

It's just that I cannot believe there are people in this world who are denied the freedom to watch a stupid game!!

[edit on 16-6-2010 by operation mindcrime]


There were people executed in Somalia for watching the World Cup.

It's a sad world we live in.



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 12:45 PM
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Apparently the match was shown live in N.Korea, that's what I heard anyway. Some said it would only be shown if they won, which would be typical of Kim Jong-Il. but I'm pretty sure it was televised over there.



posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 01:48 AM
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Well FIFA and South Korea struck a deal that would allow North Korea to watch the games live. (Since South Korea owns the broadcast rights for the entire Korean peninsula)

However it is up to Kim if they indeed get to watch this..


Barton added that the aim is give the North Koreans "aspirations and hopes," but while the ABU is providing the North Koreans with a live feed of the matches, it will still be up to Kim Jong-Il's government whether to broadcast them. It has been reported that the only TV station in the country, the state-owned Korean Central Broadcasting, may show the matches one day later.


North Korea seal TV deal for World Cup

And since South Korea has the aim to give the North Koreans "aspirations and hopes", I highly doubt Kim Jong will go along with this effort...

They probably enacted the entire World Cup with actors and are showing the North Koreans how they are winning every match.

Peace




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