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Falklands' veteran supports Everton Argentine player Funes Mori: “he is entitled to his opinion”

Wednesday, April 4th 2018 - 08:58 UTC
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A Falklands war veteran has said that Everton’s player Ramiro Funes Mori is “entitled to his opinion“ after a controversial tweet went viral. The Argentine defender posted, “Las Malvinas son argentinas” which translates as “the Falkland Islands are Argentine” on the anniversary of Argentina’s invasion of the Falklands, April 2nd. Read full article

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  • Brit Bob

    Poor lad probably indoctrinated from an early age.

    Falklands- Never Belonged to Argentina (1 pg):
    https://www.academia.edu/31111843/Falklands_Never_Belonged_to_Argentina

    Apr 04th, 2018 - 09:49 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • gordo1

    We have had many Argentine rugby union players here in England recently - indeed, the very talented Marcelo Bosch has played for Saracens for several years and is one of their outstanding players. I cannot recall ever hearing that an Argentine rugby player here in the UK has ever publicly made a remark of this nature. The same goes for the Argentine golfers who come here to play.

    Apr 04th, 2018 - 03:27 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Ricardito

    As Mr Denmark said “he's entitled to his opinion”. One of the most supported Western values is “freedom of speech”.
    I, however, would argue that such a Twit is not helping in a situation where I see the two nations are slowly reconciling.

    Apr 05th, 2018 - 02:17 am - Link - Report abuse +6
  • Enrique Massot

    Good for Ramiro Funes Mori.

    Good for Edward Denmark.

    Men of integrity.

    Apr 05th, 2018 - 04:24 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • gordo1

    Follow to my above comment.

    Over the years I have attended events in London organised by the Anglo-Argentine Society and the St George's Old Boys(London Chapter) and never have I heard a mention of the Argentine claim to the sovereignty of the Falklands archipelago.

    It seems to be cause not worth discussing in discerning circles.

    Apr 05th, 2018 - 12:07 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • golfcronie

    Ramires is a footballer, we all know they are short of grey matter.

    Apr 05th, 2018 - 12:43 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • gordo1

    golfcronie

    Thanks for putting into words exactly what I was trying to infer! Although there is an exception - Ray Wilkins, who sadly died yesterday.

    Apr 05th, 2018 - 02:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    ”AFalklands war veteran has said that Everton’s player Ramiro Funes Mori is “entitled to his opinion“

    So are other Falkland war veterans who support Everton, and their comments to Mori on twitter aren't very complementary.

    Apr 07th, 2018 - 03:42 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Beth

    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    Apr 09th, 2018 - 12:41 am - Link - Report abuse -1

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