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FIFA punishes Hungary over Israel match
Published: 09.01.13, 13:32
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1. time for fifa to end its
pete ,   San Jose   (01.09.13)
own anti-semitism and allow israel to qualify by playing against teams in its own region
I feel the same way about these Hungarian Wankers .
3. This is interesting.....holding fans hostage for
Edithann ,   USA   (01.10.13)
disliking Jews...Do Jews make up the most of the gate and without them the franchise will lose money? At his rate the world will be denied Jewish participation....might be a good thing anyway... This is a joke isn't it? TATA
4. To Edithann.
Steven ,   Rockville MD USA   (01.10.13)
Yes Edithann, you are a sad joke yourself, and a sad human(?) creature.
5. #3 Edithann
Ram ,   London   (01.10.13)
Thanks for proving the existence of the rabid anti-Semites who even today live amongst us. Whilst I wouldn't like to experience what it is that consumes people like you with hate and jealousy, it would be nice if you can put it to us in detailed words so we can understand this phenomenon.
6. Edithmann has no clue
Avi ,   Antwerp, Belgium   (01.10.13)
how Fifa works and what football is about. So here is an explanation, Fifa is responsible for all football teams (countries) in the world and can punish them for any misbehavior especialy Racism which is very famous by Eastern European teams that supporters are all affiliated (most of them) with Nazi ideology. The Euro 2012 was hosted in Poland and Ukraine where a lot of local teams has Nazi fans. About time that Fifa and Uefa cracks down on racisme, heavy fines and point deduction could make a difference. Respect is class!!
7. #1
Matt ,   Israel   (01.10.13)
Pete Israel cannot qualify by playing in its own reason for security reasons and not because FIFA will not allow it. We cannot travel to Iran or Iraq to playt them as they will not even let us in their country.
8. To: Matt at No. 7
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (01.10.13)
Then give FIFA the option of assigning Israel a default victory over any country refusing to allow Israeli athletes to enter.
9. Play rugby instead
SEBASTIEN ,   FRANCE   (01.11.13)
Real values, real men.
10. # 6...Football teams are for PROFIT...something you should
Edithann ,   USA   (01.11.13)
know all about....If there are no 'fans' and so many restrictions due to the delicate sensibilities of Jews..then you wont be able to play...and there goes the PROFITS! So they don't like you...GET OVER IT!!....Most people in the world don't like you, but that hasn't stopped you from your usual behavior...You haven't changed, so what right do you have to insist they change? And if you don't play, how would the world know what wonderful athletes you are??? I bet Ynet wont post this comment... tata
11. to edith ann
Barney ,   USA   (01.11.13)
its not about not liking Jews it is about hating those who hate Jews. get it?
12. To #3 Edithhann
Steven ,   Rockville MD   (01.11.13)
In the US (and many other countries) large number of spectators attend variety of sport events, yielding profits without racial disruption. This contradicts your “expert opinion” that racial sensitivities of Jews and others limits income thus athletic achievements. Keep venting your hatred any-way you want, it will not transform you from a minion gofer to a giant personality. You will forever remain a sad joke.
13. # 12...You don't remember the recent Israeli
Edithann ,   USA   (01.12.13)
sports incident..look it up...It' happend this fall, so it's not really history yet... Jews/Israeli's attacked, yes, physically attacked Arab fans after the game while screaming anti Arab slogans and then proceeded to destroy a local mall.. .How's that for delicate sensibilities gone amok? But the best part was it made all the Israeli papers, even #972. yet no charges were ever filed even though a police report was made…WHY? I'll tell you why, seems those very same ‘delicate sensibilities’ of Jews anywhere and everywhere must be upheld and protected at all costs. So it was all covered up and mercifully disappeared from the radar. All to maintain your historic victimhood facade that the world is anti-Semitic? Isn’t that why you’re here Steven? You're just angry that I'm telling you: 'when 'you change' everyone else will' and not before!!! Ever hear of ...'No pre-conditions'!? Don't worry about me becoming a joke, I only tell the truth, a joke is when it’s funny..this crap isn’t funny… TATA
14. Edithann No 13.
Steven ,   Rockville MD USA   (01.13.13)
The two incidents are entirely different, local games are not under the sanctions of FIFA, only international games. However, I agree, that in local incidents the fans should be punished by the national association. Because of similar incidence caused by the fans of Betar Jerusalem the club was punished several times. I do not know if in this incident against Sachnin the club was punished or not, but if the Betar fans are the perpetrators, they and the club should be punished. One caution: if you r only source is the Arab News Agency, the story could be slanted. You should hear both sides. Again: if the Betar fans caused it, they and the club should be punished.
15. # 14.. Mindboggling just mindboggling!...
Edithann ,   USA   (01.13.13)
Steven:'One caution: if you r only source is the Arab News Agency, the story could be slanted. You should hear both sides' Thanks for that 'heads up'...but my news is from Ynet and Haaretz. and all sorts of Jewish sources... Are you surprised that Jewish media would/could tell the truth about such serious incidens whereas only Arabs would lie? There is no need for futther discouse Steven, you're a fish out of water...Now run along and do something to make the world love Jews as you've certainly not convinced this 'goy' you're even trying... TATA .
16. Edithhann #15
Steven ,   Rockville MD USA   (01.13.13)
Nobody needs your love Edithann, you are a side joke, and will be one.
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