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“Malvinas banner” display costs Argentina 30.000 Swiss francs fine

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FIFA has fined the Argentine Football Association 30,000 Swiss francs (£19,540) as punishment for the displaying of a provocative banner relating to the Falkland Islands. Read full article

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  • golfcronie

    A drop in the ocean, they can afford it, not like they are broke is it? , oh wait a minute!!!!

    Jul 25th, 2014 - 09:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Klingon

    Payable into Blatter's personal account of course.

    Jul 25th, 2014 - 09:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • MrFlagpole

    Conspiracy. etc etc

    I don't know where they will find the money.

    Jul 25th, 2014 - 09:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • José Malvinero

    Any ridiculous fine for telling the truth??:

    THE MALVINAS ARE ARGENTINE
    THE MALVINAS ARE ARGENTINE
    THE MALVINAS ARE ARGENTINE
    THE MALVINAS ARE ARGENTINE
    THE MALVINAS ARE ARGENTINE
    THE MALVINAS ARE ARGENTINE
    THE MALVINAS ARE ARGENTINE
    THE MALVINAS ARE ARGENTINE
    THE MALVINAS ARE ARGENTINE
    THE MALVINAS ARE ARGENTINE
    THE MALVINAS ARE ARGENTINE
    THE MALVINAS ARE ARGENTINE
    THE MALVINAS ARE ARGENTINE
    THE MALVINAS ARE ARGENTINE
    THE MALVINAS ARE ARGENTINE
    THE MALVINAS ARE ARGENTINE

    Jul 25th, 2014 - 10:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    @4
    It's just the truth to you and your circle of dictatorships, to the rest of the world it's a nonsense, hence your fine.
    Enjoy your default, you truly deserve it

    http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/5f5ba3ca-132e-11e4-8244-00144feabdc0.html#axzz38WOSjnV7

    Jul 25th, 2014 - 10:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • José Malvinero

    See if someday play a final, ridiculous. Only in 1966 and arranged ...

    Jul 25th, 2014 - 10:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    Default tick tock!!

    Jul 25th, 2014 - 10:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    30.000 swiss francs fine?
    lol
    = no story
    4th class newspaper

    Jul 25th, 2014 - 10:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • woodgreener

    @4

    Translation of “MALVINAS” into English and every language of the world = BAD WINE or BAD VINES or SOUR GRAPES

    Why do the Argentines dislike their grapes! What's wrong with them?

    Correct translation into English and every other language of the world....
    ARGENTINE SOUR GRAPES
    ARGENTINE BAD VINES
    ARGENTINE BAD WINES

    30,000 Swiss Francs fine for advertising your SOUR GRAPES!

    Jul 25th, 2014 - 10:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    @8
    Yes it was a bit pathetic, still it's the thought that counts.

    Anyway, have a read of this story, it's very interesting. Those clever people at BAE are attaching their shiny new Brimstone missile to our Eurofighter Typhoons :-)

    http://www.baesystems.com/article/BAES_167970/uk-study-contract-awarded-to-integrate-brimstone-2-onto-typhoon;baeSessionId=NqKwTSpYhlrzKz5L1yrTmHvJhJgtwtszpYFgyXQJslwFrL0WKvvz!540445179?_afrLoop=148375981617000&_afrWindowMode=0&_afrWindowId=null#%40%3F_afrWindowId%3Dnull%26_afrLoop%3D148375981617000%26_afrWindowMode%3D0%26_adf.ctrl-state%3D18tcfeed0u_4

    Jul 25th, 2014 - 10:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • nololly

    Pretty expensive advert!

    Josey…. Bahahahaha

    Jul 25th, 2014 - 11:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ynsere

    Silly buggers, serves them right. But I wonder if FIFA will be able to collect?

    Jul 25th, 2014 - 11:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    10
    BAE?
    british aerospace??
    lol
    they are not the most trustable, are they?
    as i already said, british + technology = monkey + machinegun

    http://www.chorley-guardian.co.uk/news/local/bae-systems-fined-for-fatal-blast-1-2024544

    http://www.chorley-guardian.co.uk/news/local/bae-systems-fined-for-fatal-blast-1-2024544

    http://www.chorley-guardian.co.uk/news/local/bae-systems-fined-for-fatal-blast-1-2024544

    Jul 25th, 2014 - 11:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Falkland Islands

    British + Machine gun = 900+ Dead monkeys

    Jul 26th, 2014 - 12:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Be serious

    Argentinians appear to be extremely childish.

    Jul 26th, 2014 - 12:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @4
    you really don't understand. do you?
    The people of Argentina, (you), pay this.
    Another peso from your pocket has gone. Just because Cristina is selling you a fantasy.
    Wake up!

    Jul 26th, 2014 - 02:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Alistair Nigel (EUian)

    I use telephone cabine today talk to Argentine today. He say Argentina person rather die than live under EU, US.

    EU, US want to take all away Argentina.

    Jul 26th, 2014 - 02:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BOTINHO

    Rules are rules, including those of FIFA. They knew what they were doing, took that step, and broke the rules.

    I suspect our recalcitrant Argentine neighbours will default on that too.

    Jul 26th, 2014 - 02:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Another fine example of why Argentina will remain a backward Country.
    Sad, but true.

    Jul 26th, 2014 - 03:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Alistair Nigel (EUian)

    And what would benefit of not being “backward”? To foreigner, not being backward is saying always “yes” to EU, US, even China.

    If Argentina say “yes” always, then to you they no longer backward correct not correct? But they then become completely subjugate country with no self-dignity, because they just say yes and not stand up for any thing.

    Jul 26th, 2014 - 03:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @20
    Please get some medication soon Trolley Boy.
    This is just sad now. Just stop.

    Jul 26th, 2014 - 04:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Alistair Nigel (EUian)

    Why do you no answer my point? Point good no good?

    Argentina had no future with EU, US. Choose China, better future.

    Jul 26th, 2014 - 04:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    @22
    You made a choice? You are joking of course, you could not raise any money in the US,EU because you do not pay back. The only way to borrow money is to go to Russia or China and I hear they are not doing so well. Good bedfellows for you , I sincerely wish you the best of luck.We do not not need anything from Argentina as anything we want is made in the US or EU. By the way the UK has investested in a rail line under London that will open in 2018 and costs 15billion sterling, thats investment.

    Jul 26th, 2014 - 06:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • FI_Frost

    Please don't stop what you're doing Argentina. You're the gift that keeps on giving when comes retarded comedy stunts like this.

    Jul 26th, 2014 - 06:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jay Bee

    It seems like a proportionate fine for the breach that was committed.

    Jul 26th, 2014 - 06:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Alistair Nigel (EUian)

    I don't think Argentina miss EU with hateful people like golfcronie and FI_Frost. I think they say good ridings.

    Jul 26th, 2014 - 06:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Ekeko

    I wonder if they will ask for a stay until they can negotiate paying the fine under argentine law with bonds over 25 years...

    Then attempt to renegotiate the fine, trying to wipe off 90% of it, Then start complaining when FIFA throws their case out of the hearing....

    During all this state that they are willing to pay but mummy won't let them out because they haven't done their homework and it's near dinner time.

    Python couldn't write better for the argentine government.

    @22 hypocritical Hispanic racist by any other name is still a hypocritical Hispanic racist.

    P.s your pseudonym isn't Chinese you berk so stop pretending your Kato from batfink anymore...

    Jul 26th, 2014 - 06:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monkeymagic

    I agree with Jose, the banner was truthful, it just wasn't completely unfurled.

    THE MALVINAS ARE ARGENTINE ..................MYTH, INVENTED TO BRAINWASHING THE STUPID IN ITS POPULATION LIKE FOOTBALLERS AND TROLLS.

    If they had unrolled it properly there wouldn't have been a fine.

    Jul 26th, 2014 - 07:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • FI_Frost

    @26 Toby

    Steady on! Certainly not hate, just sarcastic pity.

    You can chest beat and proclaim all you want, but until you sort out your banana politics, banana institutions and immaturity, your country will never be taken seriously. I'm just stating what most decent Argentines know. Alas your nation is stuck in a Peronist stasis, repeating the same mistakes, over and over again....

    Jul 26th, 2014 - 08:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HansNiesund

    @17

    Gosh Alistair Nigel, don't you have a mobile? Pretty much everybody else in China does.

    Jul 26th, 2014 - 08:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Room101

    No sportspeople in Argentina; just political cyphers.

    Jul 26th, 2014 - 08:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GALlamosa

    The level of the fine doesn't matter. The important message is that the action was wholly inappropriate. Argentine people should be more forceful with their Government. Looks like they will let them get away with anything they like.

    Jul 26th, 2014 - 08:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    l fully agree, the malvinas(wherever they are & whatever they could possibly be), probably are Argentine.
    We'll keep the Falklands, thank you so much.
    And NO, José, you or Argentina can't have them.
    lf you find these mythical malvinas, José, be sure to let us know what they are, won't you?
    Maybe a type of bird or insect?

    Jul 26th, 2014 - 10:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #17
    We would rather you died also.

    Jul 26th, 2014 - 10:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    U$D33,000 (£19,540 in real money) OR 431,834 in argie arsewipes.

    That won't keep the crook Blatter in whores for the week.

    It IS funny though!

    Jul 26th, 2014 - 10:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Is it true that tens of thousands of Argentine football fans have stayed in Brazil? They think life is better there apparently.

    Jul 26th, 2014 - 01:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    @26
    Please explain why you consider me hateful? I don't think I have ever said anything hatefull to anyone on this forum YOU TWAT.

    Jul 26th, 2014 - 02:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Don Alberto

    @ 12 ynsere who wrote: “But I wonder if FIFA will be able to collect?”

    If not, then I wonder if Argentina will be able to play FIFA governed football? FIFA has Argentina by the balls.

    - - -
    I notice that today the idiot child Tobias from Mendoza is playing ”Alistair Nigel (EUian)”.

    Jul 26th, 2014 - 02:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • macsilvinho

    The Falklands are British.
    Argentina is bankrupt.
    Argentina lost the World Cup.
    Argies are the palestinking of South America!

    Jul 26th, 2014 - 02:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Did any other country get punished for anything similar?

    Jul 26th, 2014 - 03:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BOTINHO

    Ola Elaine -

    Yes it is sadly, and it has been going on for many decades.

    For years I used to see Argentinians in the streets, in Rio and Sampa traffic, subsisting here on what would diplomatically be described as handouts, day by day. Up until 1982, it was hard for many of us to understand why “ Europeans ” would have to do this if they were so well off, in our country.

    When the Galtieri Junta was in power, it was understandable, as many were fleeing incarceration and death literally. Now, under the Kirchner dynasty, it not only continues, but has massively increased.

    Jul 26th, 2014 - 03:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anbar

    “”“”Is it true that tens of thousands of Argentine football fans have stayed in Brazil? They think life is better there apparently.“”“”

    Im only linking to this particular paper as its non-british.

    “Although Brazil's once-gangbuster economy has slowed in recent years, the situation is far better than that in crisis-wracked Argentina, which has a shortage of dollars and one of the world's highest inflation rates.”

    http://www.hindustantimes.com/specials/football/worldcup2014/fwc-freekicks/world-cup-over-but-some-argentines-won-t-go-home/sp-article10-1244363.aspx

    Jul 26th, 2014 - 04:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    The truth is always hard to swallow,
    and 30.000 swiss francs will make it even easier for us to laugh..

    Jul 26th, 2014 - 06:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @4

    And England won the world cup this year with a hat trick from goalie Joe Hart.

    ”A statement from FIFA said the AFA had been fined and issued with a reprimand after it was deemed to be in breach of Article 60 of the FIFA stadium safety and security regulations ('political action') and Article 52 of the FIFA disciplinary code ('team misconduct').”

    This is probably rated as good news in Argentina and a 'success.'

    The fine is a waste of time, Argentina will not pay up but what's the betting that according to them -it will be' paid in 25 years time'.

    And next year it will still be ' paid in 25 years time.'

    Jul 26th, 2014 - 07:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Corvus corax

    For old times sake and just for you José Malvinero, I'll log in and ask this 164 year old question. Can you explain the 1850 Convention of Settlement and why it does not include Tha Falkland Islands?

    Christina says that the Argentine people have be yearning for 'their' islands since 1833, but where was this 'yearning' when this treaty was signed?

    As the translation oft quoted Mal Vinas, or Sour Grapes. In which case, here is your perfect website. Enjoy. http://www.elmalvinense.com/

    Jul 26th, 2014 - 08:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Jul 26th, 2014 - 08:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • José Malvinero

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Jul 26th, 2014 - 10:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ManRod

    for 1881 (Patagonia abuse), for 1891 (Baltimore incident), for 1965 (Teniente Merino/Laguna del Desierto incident), Beagle Conflict 1978 and for 1977 till 1984 (Operation Soberania):

    LONG LIVE THE FALKLAND ISLANDS, BRITISH FOREVER!

    http://www.argentina-rree.com/7/7-004.htm
    http://www.argentina-rree.com/7/7-004.htm
    http://www.argentina-rree.com/7/7-004.htm
    http://www.argentina-rree.com/7/7-004.htm

    Jul 27th, 2014 - 07:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Philippe

    30,000 Swiss francs for insulting the World Cup is chicken feed!

    Philippe

    Jul 27th, 2014 - 09:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    @49
    It's the principle, people are not impressed with argentine constant whinging and making political statements at sporting events. If they are not prepared to fight us for them or take us to court, then STFU and stop crying, it's so childish.

    Jul 27th, 2014 - 03:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Andy35

    In the greater scheme of things this is nothing.

    It's far greater that the Argentinian politician came over to the Falklands recently, only to go home to not the best of receptions. I take my hat off to him for doing that rather than concocted political events such as this banner.

    I'm all for the people living their choosing their own path, but things move on. So we should still all wish a better path for the Falklands.

    The comments today remind me of Northern Ireland 30 years back. Being 46 I remember those times and the Falklands war.

    Time to move on, see what's the best plot to do. Israel and Palestine just show what failure to do so means to everyone.

    And no, I am not saying give the Falklands to the Argentinians, but I am saying politicians and people need to be clever and have opens minds.

    Was very proud to see how cared for the Argentinian war cemetery looked recently. People at heart are people. Decent folk, that's worth more than ideals.

    Once I retire I would love to visit Ascension, St Helena and the Falklands. And I will do so.

    Andy

    Jul 27th, 2014 - 06:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ManRod

    Andy, 51... you sound like a nice pal, but it looks like you don't know Argentinian mentality, and therefore I must say your thoughts are being somewhat naive. Discuss... discuss what? There is nothing to discuss, and discussing just means unreal ilusions to the argentinian aspirations.

    There aren't many open options here, it's easy:

    1. Keep them British
    2. let the FI People decide if the want to stay British, become Argentinian or become Independent.
    3. Force them to become Argentinian (ignoring the will of the FI)
    4. ?

    Nr 2 has been made reality, and we all know that the Falklanders want to stay british and by no chance accept an Argentinian annexation (who could blame them!)
    Nr 3 would be a violation of human rights, forcing the military forces of the UK to their duty to defend their people.

    All points lead to the result of point 1. Everything else is time waste and “Opium für das Volk”, Argentinian mental m***urbation. Somwhat similar like the Bolivian Aspirations to gain a sovereign access the the ocean.

    Jul 27th, 2014 - 09:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @51 Andy

    The Northern Ireland situation has not resulted in it's take over by Ireland.

    “So we should still all wish a better path for the Falklands.”

    Correct-and you don't exclude the inhabitants as though their views 'in the greater scheme of things' are irrelevant.

    I agree it is a good thing that Cobos came over to the Falklands. However because he was more concerned with his image, than being practical and actually achieving something, he declined to talk to Penguin News. A bit short sighted as he could have conveyed his opinion to the Islanders or perhaps outlined a more practical approach by Argentina to the Islands if he becomes the nest president.

    Jul 28th, 2014 - 10:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • SebaSvtz

    They chose the wrong place and the wrong time to display such a pointless attitude. Now, suck it up.

    Jul 28th, 2014 - 11:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • knarfw

    We don't need or want anything from Argentina and we coulddn't really care whether or not Argentina wants anything from us. In fact, most of us would be quite happy never to hear the name 'Argentina' again.

    Jul 28th, 2014 - 11:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @55 knarfw,
    How very true.

    Jul 28th, 2014 - 12:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Escoses Doido

    That relatively small sum of money could be a life changer for say, some homeless Argentinian.
    What an irresponsible thing to have done, and invite the needless waste of public funds in that manner.

    Well done CFK. (Not)

    Jul 28th, 2014 - 01:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    54

    That sums it up quite succinctly. Well put!

    Jul 28th, 2014 - 06:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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