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Echoes from Qatar World Cup: hooligans replace English flag by an Argentine Malvinas-claim

Wednesday, November 23rd 2022 - 10:56 UTC
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Argentine fans and followers of the national football team participating in the World Cup 2022, in Qatar were involved in a hooligan incident which demanded the intervention of local law enforcement officers after the English flag was forcibly replaced by an Argentine Malvinas-claim colors. Read full article


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  • Mike Summers

    Ooooh naughty Argies. Hope they weren't drinking beer too.

    Nov 23rd, 2022 - 11:57 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Pugol-H

    Things like that can get you stoned in Qatar, hope they were all wearing their hijabs correctly.

    Being a bunch of Girlies.

    Shine on Saudi Arabia.

    ‘Don’t cry for me Argentina’, LOL you have to admire the Brazilian sense of humour.

    Nov 23rd, 2022 - 12:07 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Tænk


    - As an auld Patagonian F.C. RIVER PLATE fan..., currently residing in Italy and favouring the Turinese F.C. JUVENTUS.., I willingly admit that the latest action in Doha, Qatar..., commited by “a mob of arrogant over confident Argentine hooligans” doesn't compare in quality or execution with the historic action commited by a group of sport-interested, civilized Engrish gentlemen at Heysel Stadium, Brussels, Belgium...


    Nov 23rd, 2022 - 01:51 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Roger Lorton

    What Argies are famed for - petty gestures

    Nov 23rd, 2022 - 10:13 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Tænk

    Petty gestures from petty folks don't kill...
    Grandiose gestures from petty folks do...

    Nov 24th, 2022 - 12:58 am - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Terence Hill

    “In the aftermath, UEFA seemed to take their lead from Margaret Thatcher. She considered Heysel to be solely the fault of Liverpool. This made it easier for Uefa to ban English clubs for five years, without even investigating why Heysel happened.”

    So once again, the blame was laid entirely at Liverpool’s door without an impartial enquiry. Just like the Sheffield Disaster, was until the truth came out later. And put the responsibility correctly on the Police Officer in charge, who caused the entire calamity.

    Meanwhile, back at the ranch-house.

    “Argentina's hooligans: the endless cycle of football violence

    It says 305 people have been killed in Argentina in football related violence in the last 50 years.
    Because of this, Argentine football authorities barred away fans from grounds in 2013, but it has made little difference. Four people this year have been killed and 137 in the last 20 years.”

    Nov 24th, 2022 - 08:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mike Summers

    Lighten up guys.....sometimes we can just enjoy the ridiculous. Heysel was a tragedy in which people lost their lives. Nothing to make political capital with.

    Nov 24th, 2022 - 11:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tænk


    Above..., our resident professional Kelper politician.., the ex- honourable MLA Mike Summers..., personally responsible of institutionalizing the professional, very well remunerated political class in them windblown Malvinas Isles by capitalizing politically on almost ANYTHING.., admonishes his constituency about “making political capital about nothing”...!!!

    Sometimes..., one must just enjoy the ridiculous..., indeed...

    Nothing to make political capital with.

    Nov 25th, 2022 - 08:40 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Monkeymagic


    Heysel Stadium disaster 39 deaths
    Falklands conflict 907 deaths

    One the regrettable actions of a few drunk hooligans
    The other the actions and wishes of an entire nation

    Nov 25th, 2022 - 10:51 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Pugol-H

    As-salamu alaykum

    Y ya lo ve y ya lo ve, en las Islas Malvinas se habla inglés

    Nov 25th, 2022 - 12:03 pm - Link - Report abuse +1

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