News: Euro 2012 Politics, Crowd Trouble, etc

Discussion in 'Euro 2012' started by WhiteStar Warriors, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. blacksun

    blacksun Member+

    Mar 30, 2006
    Seoul, Korea
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm not sure that putting Russia in Ukraine would be much better. Pretty much all of eastern Europe hates Russia.
     
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  2. JaredSS07

    JaredSS07 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 6, 2005
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hopefully Germany doesn't face Russia in Poland with fans of each country marching to the stadium...
     
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  3. Hierarchyfive

    Hierarchyfive Member

    Sep 17, 2005
    Portland
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  4. Cris 09

    Cris 09 Trololololo

    Nov 30, 2004
    Westfalenstadion
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    What's the picture?
     
  5. Majster2

    Majster2 Member+

    Apr 23, 2010
    Poland
    Club:
    Urawa RD
    I pray they'll get from Warsow alive...
     
  6. blacksun

    blacksun Member+

    Mar 30, 2006
    Seoul, Korea
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    France would immediately surrender.
     
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  7. Cris 09

    Cris 09 Trololololo

    Nov 30, 2004
    Westfalenstadion
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Ironically, the ref today between Russia and Poland is Wolfgang Stark from...you guessed it; Deutschland!
     
  8. Rickdog

    Rickdog Member+

    Jun 16, 2010
    Santiago, Chile
    Club:
    CD Colo Colo
    Nat'l Team:
    Chile
    :mad:, Grrrr, the sole mentioning of his name brings me very bad memories from 2007, although Argentinians must love the guy...... (footy speaking, that is)

    :D
     
  9. Cris 09

    Cris 09 Trololololo

    Nov 30, 2004
    Westfalenstadion
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    What happened?
     
  10. Rickdog

    Rickdog Member+

    Jun 16, 2010
    Santiago, Chile
    Club:
    CD Colo Colo
    Nat'l Team:
    Chile
    If I tell you with my own words, part of my "4th world" spirit will pop-up again and probably will end up making the trip to Ukraine only to hit the guy on his nose for what happened that day :sneaky: ), but as an independent view of what happened, I`ll refer to you this link, that somehow it says it all (although as being biased myself, I believe he exagerated a little bit on our post-game behaviour, but whatever, .....) :
    http://www.thestar.com/Sports/article/238024

    :p
     
  11. Cris 09

    Cris 09 Trololololo

    Nov 30, 2004
    Westfalenstadion
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany

    Lol...sorry, man. I actually never rated him and wish he's just retire. He was kind of a disgrace again giving so many calls to the home team today.
     
  12. Hierarchyfive

    Hierarchyfive Member

    Sep 17, 2005
    Portland
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Better pic.

    [​IMG]
     
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  13. federicobeatle

    Jun 12, 2012
    England
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    The thing is, the current Ukrainian president is far worse than Tymoshenko, so he is not exactly in a position to administer justice to her
     
  14. GMangs

    GMangs Red Card

    Apr 21, 2012
    NJ
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Happy I didn't waste my time going out to the Euro.

    As for the talk of London. Very diverse and didn't see any problems at any of the games I went to or any of the places. Did a lot of stumbling around late at night and always felt safe.
     
  15. Typhaon

    Typhaon Member

    Nov 2, 2009
    I read that the banner was of Dmitry Pozharsky - a Russian prince from the 1600's that defeated some Polish invaders and saved Moscow... or something like that.
     
  16. goliath74

    goliath74 Member

    May 24, 2006
    Hollywood, FL, United States
    Club:
    FC Dynamo Kyiv
    Nat'l Team:
    Ukraine
    Because many Russians are more proud of their Soviet history than their Russian present.
     
  17. dlugi

    dlugi Member

    Oct 6, 2010
    Legnica, Poland
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Poland
    Still I don't believe that nobody told'em before the EURO that for big majority of Polish people "is better to be dead, than red".

    Naughty, naughty provocators.
     
  18. cjschlos

    cjschlos Member

    Jan 21, 1999
    New York
    Incredible scenes from Warsaw...The KICKTV team was right in the middle of the Russian fans
     
  19. goliath74

    goliath74 Member

    May 24, 2006
    Hollywood, FL, United States
    Club:
    FC Dynamo Kyiv
    Nat'l Team:
    Ukraine
    So, basically, if I understand it correctly, the media is blowing things out of proportions and Polish authorities pretty much had things in check? Correct me if I am wrong.
     
  20. Macsen

    Macsen Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 5, 2007
    Orlando
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They should've learned that the first time. Remember, it was Yanukovich they overthrew for Viktor Yushchenko in 2004 after the former rigged elections.

    In other news...

    http://espnfc.com/us/en/news/1098887/russia-lose-euro-points.html

    Russia has been fined $150,000 (deducted from the Euro prize pool) for fan incidents in the Czech Republic match, and further incident will result in lost points in Euro 2016 qualifying in 2014/15.

    The Poland incidents are under investigation, which could (read: most likely will) lead to those docked points.

    Of course, Russia does have appeals.
     
  21. O-twn Beat-dwn

    Jun 20, 2011
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The police took action (100 arrests) after there was multiple brawls, so earlier on they were unnoticed
     
  22. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Outside of Lviv Russians are not hated in Ukraine. Not at all and especially after the euro press.

    Based on what is Yanukovich far worse than Tymoshenko? Yanukovich may be an asshole and a horrible president but at least he never tried to hide it. Tymoshenko took down freedom in Ukraine from the inside for personal profit.
     
  23. Kleyn

    Kleyn Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    He never tried to hide that he is a horrible president and he was still elected? :D
     
  24. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Fairly and squarely. Which gives you plenty good idea what the rest of the candidates looked like.
     
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  25. RichardL

    RichardL BigSoccer Supporter

    May 2, 2001
    Berkshire
    Club:
    Reading FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    The trouble all seems to be in Poland.

    Ukraine, as far as I've seen anyway, has been absolutely fine. Not even a hint of trouble. Black fans don't seem to attract any attention either.

    Actually, the only hint of violence is my feelings towards to the PA guys at the stadiums, with their 'Heeeeey everybody, wave your hands in the air and dance!!!!' efforts at generating atmosphere making me realise those signs outside banned guns, knives and baseball bats really are necessary.

    If anyone cancelled due to that Panorama nonsense then they really are missing out, and that'd be really sad.
     
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