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    Quote Originally Posted by QuantaCat View Post
    some german festivities are getting out of hand and overly nationalist, mind.
    Interesting, I haven't been following the coverage of the celebrations very closely, just saw a headline that mentioned some jokes made in poor taste about Argentina's team (I don't know any specifics, sorry). What did you have in mind?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squiz View Post
    Interesting, I haven't been following the coverage of the celebrations very closely, just saw a headline that mentioned some jokes made in poor taste about Argentina's team (I don't know any specifics, sorry). What did you have in mind?
    some articles somewhere suggesting the fans, instead of celebrating their team, they had to go and antagonise the losing team/country.

    cant seem to find the links, damnit.
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    - Tom De Roeck.

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    It's more or less like I expected, some people trying to use the success at a sport event to promote nationalistic ideas. Nothing new, sadly, but still noteworthy. The article (which I didn't find an English version of) at least mentions that many Germans appear to have a difficult time finding a sensible way to deal with their national identity. For example, there is also a strong left-wing movement that goes so far as to criticize any use of national symbols (i.e., fan flags/banners, stickers, tiny flags drawn with make-up) as nationalistic, which is a bit over the top in my view.

    The author also states that those right-wing elements shouldn't be seen as representing the majority of German soccer fans (who would have thought?) and that aggressively rejecting even moderate support of national identity bears the risk of suggesting that the more extreme attitudes are representative of an overall political attitude than they really are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuantaCat View Post
    some articles somewhere suggesting the fans, instead of celebrating their team, they had to go and antagonise the losing team/country.
    A notion totally unbeknownst to the world's other teams for sure. Or football fans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by c-Row View Post
    A notion totally unbeknownst to the world's other teams for sure. Or football fans.
    do check the link I posted, though.

    Also, Austria had a pretty good time being socialist for almost half a century, a country doesnt need to be nationalist to be proud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuantaCat View Post
    do check the link I posted, though.
    Yeah, we can do without those idiots.
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    Anyone else amused by the final four 2015 World Cup nations? It's like it's 1945 all over again.
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    Own goal in the 93rd minute. Ouch.
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    I just want to say that I caught the latter 60 minutes of the ENGvCAN match and found myself actively enjoying watching football, mostly because there wasn't any bloody diving.

    I then tuned in to watch the second half of the semis. This is what happens when I pay attention to football, disappointment. Pah! Of course the own goal will be the part remembered, not the fact it was a fairly necessary defensive move that just happened to go as wrong as it can.
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    That was honestly the most English I have ever seen. Absolutely brutal. That poor woman, I hope she can ever recover from this.
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    I watched the last 2 minutes. Brutal is right. I think I jinxed it. Sorry everyone.

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    Congrats US ladies. What a show by Lloyd!
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