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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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The English flag was replaced for a Malvinas-claim color by a mob of arrogant over confident Argentine hooligans The English flag was replaced for a Malvinas-claim color by a mob of arrogant over confident Argentine hooligans

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.

This happened on Monday when a crowd of rowdy chanting arrogant Argentine tifosi wanted to express a massive national flags display support for their team's first Cup match against rookie Saudi Arabia, which ended in a humiliating shock.

The incident occurred along the Corniche, the emblematic promenade that borders the coast line next to a Qatar 2022 clock with a display of monoliths with the flags of all the Cup's competitors.

Qatari law enforcer officers were quick to react bringing down the Malvinas claim color and the English flag was again flying, while the crowd dispersed. The Argentine media was divided as to whether condemn the hooligan attitude or support the 'legitimate' claim, but above all was pleased that the national flags display convened fans from all the different provinces in a country financially, politically and socially in disarray.

Anyhow there was little to feel proud about, since after the defeat 2-1 to the Saudis, pretensions turned into looking for the culprit of such shameful performance.

Brazilian yellow media and fans were far more cruel. They celebrated their traditional rival and Mercosur partner defeat recalling the famous Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber opera, “Don't cry for me Argentina”

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  • Mike Summers

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

    Nov 23rd, 2022 - 11:57 am +2
  • Roger Lorton

    What Argies are famed for - petty gestures

    Nov 23rd, 2022 - 10:13 pm +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 +2
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