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Malvinas veterans frustrated: strict measures on “political messages” in the World Cup

Saturday, June 30th 2018 - 13:33 UTC
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Vladimir Putin despite all the sanctions imposed on his administration by foreign countries, is a much respected leader for his direct no-nonsense approach to issues, and he wants to make sure the World Cup hosted by Russia becomes an impeccable, unforgettable global event, in line with the grandness of his beloved two-continent country. Read full article

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  • gordo1

    Clearly Russia's alleged support of Argentina in its quest to illegally obtain sovereignty over the Falklands archipelago “runs very shallow”!

    Jun 30th, 2018 - 01:57 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • DemonTree

    I don't know if political messages are usually banned at world cups or if this is something Russia decided to do, but props to the Russian officials for enforcing it just as zealously against messages they don't care about, or even agree with, as those they object to.

    Jun 30th, 2018 - 02:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Russians are 100% correct, Argentines never seem to understand that their blue and white flag becomes an internationally ILLEGAL bit if trash if the put an outline map of the Islands on it.
    It is not illegal to display your National flag in another country - if in a non offensive manner - but to fly or display a defaced flag IS illegal.
    Most Argentines usually fall down on both counts.

    Jun 30th, 2018 - 04:36 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Jack Bauer

    The World cup is an international sports event, supposed to entertain, not be used as a political stage for disgruntled idiots. AFAIC, if someone has an issue, let them use the correct channels to voice their complaint... No need to impose political propaganda on people who only want to watch soccer.

    Jun 30th, 2018 - 10:52 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Swede

    The rules are not specifically Russian, but FIFA's. The Russians, however, enforce them. Nice to see that this typically Argentine form of hooliganism was stopped. Perhaps the Argentine fans could learn something for the future. Do not mix that stupid “Malvinas” claim into sports!

    Jul 01st, 2018 - 10:10 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Patrick Edgar

    I don't see the need to be so hostile to Argentinians again, about such a non consequential story. I'll correct myself, maybe I do know why.... and it is so telling of the truth.

    Jul 02nd, 2018 - 04:53 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • DemonTree

    Is this not the Falkland Island news site? They were bound to publish the story.

    Jul 02nd, 2018 - 10:22 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Jack Bauer

    @PE
    Even “IF” above comments could be considered 'hostile', they refer to a very small, insignificant group of misinformed idiots, not all Argentines.

    Jul 04th, 2018 - 06:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @JB

    Can you tell us a few things please? Has the argie government removed “its legitimate and non-prescribing sovereignty over the Malvinas, Georgias del Sur and Sandwich del Sur Islands and over the corresponding maritime and insular zones” from its 'constitution'? Has it revised its educational system to remove the propaganda about the “Malvinas” rightfully belonging to argieland? Has it ceased pushing its illegitimate and laughable 'claim' in every available forum? Has it stopped glorifying starting a war? Has it got around to apologising to the Falkland Islanders, and the UK, and paid a suitable number of millions in a valid currency in damages and reparations?

    Until it, believably and publicly, does all those things, it's just “biding its time”. There's a simple yardstick. In 1850, argieland committed to a treaty of “peace and friendship” with Britain. As the treaty did not mention the Falkland Islands, it would be reasonable to assume that British sovereignty was acknowledged. In the 1860s, the argie vice-president announced that the only dispute with Britain was over compensation owed to English businesses. in 1982, argieland attacked and occupied British territories and started a war. A war that cost 255 British lives and the lives of 3 Falkland Islanders. Argieland and its population can only be viewed as dishonourable and untrustworthy enemies for an absolute minimum of 150 years after they have satisfied all the stated conditions. Although I'd be more inclined to make it 300 years.

    Jul 05th, 2018 - 08:44 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Pete Bog

    @PE
    No one is criticising Argentines for supporting their football team, but they are not allowed to use football grounds as political message boards.

    The same criticism and sanctions would apply to British fans if they went to a football match, and waved posters asking the British to reclaim Ushuaia off Argentina or if the Falkland Islanders that settled Patagonia before the Argentines got there and waved flags claiming Santa Cruz for the Falkland Islands/UK.

    Jul 05th, 2018 - 12:17 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Jack Bauer

    @Conqueror
    To all questions in 1st pargraph : NO.
    Re 2nd paragraph : Logic and the truth are not strong points of Argentina's governments and those who believe their crap. Starting now, it would take several generations to clear their minds of such ridiculous propaganda.

    Conq, although I replied, have the impression your post was meant to be addressed to PE.

    Jul 05th, 2018 - 07:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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