Washington Post: Racism, anti-Semitism concerns linger in Poland, Ukraine as Euro 2012 nears

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April 14, 2012, 6:45 p.m. | Ukraine abroad — by Kyiv Post
Racism remains a very real problem in European soccer despite widespread campaigns to quash its presence from the world’s most popular sport. But from former England national team captain John Terry to Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, instances of on-field racism remain while rabid fanbases too frequently resort to racist chants and taunts to degrade opposing players and their fans. It’s a troubling reality for a sport build on its global appeal — and its one organizers for the upcoming European Championships must be prepared to tackle.

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Eckard von Goeden April 14, 2012, 8:40 p.m.    

Welcome to Ukraine !

Hahahahahahahahaha !!!!

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Daniel Genseric April 15, 2012, 8:06 a.m.    

Everybody says there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY white country and ONLY into white countries.

The Netherlands and Belgium are just as crowded as Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringing in millions of third worlders and quote assimilating unquote with them.

Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries to “assimilate,” i.e., intermarry, with all those non-whites.

What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem would be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were brought into EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries?

How long would it take anyone to realize I’m not talking about a RACE problem. I am talking about the final solution to the BLACK problem?

And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and what kind of psycho black man wouldn’t object to this?

But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against my race, the white race, Liberals and respectable conservatives agree that I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.

They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white.

Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.

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Eckard von Goeden April 15, 2012, 10:13 a.m.    

Why haven't you taken your medication ?

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Jaroslaw Sawka April 15, 2012, 10:33 a.m.    

No white race = No race problem

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Jaroslaw Sawka April 18, 2012, 6:49 a.m.    

Not one Jewish billionaire Oligarch has had one penny confiscated of the $$$$$$$$$ they stole where's the anti-Semitism except for the charges to create a cover and confusion so that REAL questions aren't asked like : how did after the fall of the USSR did all these anti-Ukrainian Oligarchs get their millions &amp; billions of $$$$$$$$$$$ ? and why isn't ANYTHING being done about it?

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