TV News LIES

Saturday, Feb 04th

Last update08:08:51 AM GMT

You are here News International World Cup: Germany’s protest will reverberate down the years and generations

World Cup: Germany’s protest will reverberate down the years and generations

E-mail Print PDF
German team protestSometimes in football, as in life, you don’t always get what you deserve. We might otherwise now be lauding Germany for defying Fifa before beating Japan in their World Cup opener. Instead, after an upset that resembled Hokusai’s The Great Wave off Kanagawa in its force and magnitude, the sniping from the critics quickly began.

There was a common refrain after Germany’s 2-1 defeat: that they had paid the price for being too distracted by daring to stick up for human rights. As one Qatari reporter’s account, liked more than 200,000 times on social media, put it: “This is what happens when you don’t focus on football.”

It reeked of schadenfreude. It stank of scoreboard journalism. And it was also plain wrong, on multiple levels.

Germany did not lose because their players put their hands over their mouths to signify that they had been gagged by Fifa. Or because they wore rainbow-coloured boots. Or because their interior minister wore a OneLove armband while sitting next to the Fifa president, Gianni Infantino.

TVNL Comment:  Kudos to all the players who put human rights and diveresity ahead of a scoring few goals in a game. You make us all proud!!!

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


The Ukraine repair shop: where Russian tanks go to change sides

Where Russsians go to change sidesThe first task is to wipe off or cover up the Z, says Anatoly, 44, of...

Russia planning 24 February offensive, Ukrainian defence minister says

Ukraine defensse minister Ukraine's defence minister has said Russia is preparing a major new offensive, and warned that it...

Pentagon says it is monitoring Chinese spy balloon spotted flying over US

Pentagon spots Chinese spy balloon The U.S. government is monitoring a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon that has been flying over the...

France open to sending fighter jets to hold back Russia

France to send fighter jets to Ukraine French president Emmanuel Macron said he has not ruled out sending fighter jets to Ukraine, in...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!