London Guardian: Euro 2012 turning into PR disaster for Ukraine

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May 28, 2012, 11:37 p.m. |
Over the past two years,Ukrainehas built two stadiums, opened four airports, and unveiled a fleet of high-speed trains. It has spent $14.5bn (£9.3bn) on preparations for theEuro 2012football championships, a whopping sum for a small GDP country. Workmen have been tidying up outside Kiev's impressive web-roofed Olympic stadium, the venue for the 1 July final.

And yet on the eve of the tournament Ukraine is staring at nothing less than a full-blown PR disaster. Inan interview with Panorama, the former England defenderSol Campbellbluntly says Uefa was wrong to give Euro 2012 toPolandand Ukraine because of their failure to get to grips with racism. He tells fans: "Stay at home, watch it on TV. Don't even risk [going] … because you could end up coming back in a coffin."

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Paul Worthington May 29, 2012, 11:03 p.m.    

"Racism" the whole concept and even word is invented. Odd that the international school system and media is so brainwashed into using a word which Marxist mass killer first published and coined.

There is Racial Awareness, but that is rational. "Racism" is the irrational-psychotic word which the rabid Anti-White Trotsky (a Jew named Bronstein) actually invented to impose upon White Race people.

"Racism" is a word designed by Leon Trotsky the Jew Bolshevik.

The word "racism" is associated with the man who created it, Leon Trotsky (Bronstein).

"This brief comment completely finishes off not only the old philosophy of the Slavophiles, but also the latest revelations of the “Racists.”"

-Leon Trotsky

page 6

"History of the Russian Revolution" 1930

By Leon Trotsky, translated by Max Eastman

ISBN-10: 1931859450.

Trotsky was a mass murderer, he genocided millions. So you've used the word of a mass killer. Is that what describes your morals?

I think we can all drop the use of the red-herring word "Racism" now. It was invented by the Communist Jew Trotsky to intimidate White people.

The Anti-Race USSR did the genocide of 62 million Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, Hungarian, Slovakian, Czech, German, Finn, Lithuanian, Latvian, Estonian, peoples. If we want to talk about Race, then use the word "race".

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