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http://www.goal.com/en/news/636/sevilla/2009/01/09/1052866/sevillas-kanoute-fined-for-palestine-message

 

Freddy Kanouté has been handed a €3,000 fine by the Spanish Competition Committee today, for his post-goal celebration on Wednesday evening.

 

The Malian striker lifted his top to reveal a t-shirt with the word Palestine across the front, as well as words in Arabic, and has been found worthy of a punishment under article 120.

 

The rule prohibits players from revealing messages of a religious or political nature on the pitch, and hence Kanouté has been fined €3,000, according to AS.

 

The news comes on the same day that Miguel was handed a three-match ban for his rant at a linesman, and Vicente was given his ban for a red card, all on the same evening in the Copa Del Rey.

 

Kanouté did receive thanks following the message though from many fans, and also from the Palestine embassy in Spain.

 

Similarly, the Israeli ambassador in Spain did not see anything wrong with the message, saying that it would not 'incite violence.'

 

However, the Competition Committee have decided to stick to the rules and have given Kanouté a fine for his actions.

 

Sevilla take on Deportivo La Coruña in La Liga this weekend, and then also meet them again next week in the return leg of their Copa Del Rey tie.

 

pathetic. :lol:

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Its just f***ing stupid. Its not like Kanoute was stating a racist comment or something that could easily offend people. Football has lost all its sense...

 

Most footballers & clubs should know anything political is banned. I remember the hoohar over Fowler & his "doCKers" t-shirt. Staying with Liverpool, The FA had a  chat to them about players wearing "Free Michael now" t-shirts.

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I don't disagree with the fine. If would start getting out of hand pretty soon if you let players display political messages at matches.

 

You wouldn't want a Toon striker celebrating his goal by lifting up his shirt and flashing the words "Vote Labour!" Would you?

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Its just f***ing stupid. Its not like Kanoute was stating a racist comment or something that could easily offend people. Football has lost all its sense...

 

Most footballers & clubs should know anything political is banned. I remember the hoohar over Fowler & his "doCKers" t-shirt. Staying with Liverpool, The FA had a  chat to them about players wearing "Free Michael now" t-shirts.

 

Owen is able to leave whenever he wants  bluelaugh.gif

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Its just f***ing stupid. Its not like Kanoute was stating a racist comment or something that could easily offend people. Football has lost all its sense...

 

Most footballers & clubs should know anything political is banned. I remember the hoohar over Fowler & his "doCKers" t-shirt. Staying with Liverpool, The FA had a  chat to them about players wearing "Free Michael now" t-shirts.

 

Owen is able to leave whenever he wants  bluelaugh.gif

 

:lol: :thup:

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Can't see that move back to Spuds happening now.

 

Very droll!

 

Good on him, I say. As they have shown in the past, the Spanish fans are not the most free-thinking lot, so his message is all the more valuable.

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Can't see that move back to Spuds happening now.

 

Very droll!

 

Good on him, I say. As they have shown in the past, the Spanish fans are not the most free-thinking lot, so his message is all the more valuable.

 

Bollocks tbh. 350,000 people (mostly from the ruling socialist party) demonstrated in support of Gaza in Madrid yesterday :)

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Good on the Spanish people, I didn't hear that news and applaud it!

 

As for Spanish sports fans, they have a record of abusing black footballers and Lewis Hamilton. That's what my comment was based on.

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Good on the Spanish people, I didn't hear that news and applaud it!

 

As for Spanish sports fans, they have a record of abusing black footballers and Lewis Hamilton. That's what my comment was based on.

 

Tell me - is this a f******g political forum or a football one ?

You want to whine about Gaza p*** off to the Guardian forums - you'd fit right in with the anti-semitism there (and no, I'm NOT jewish. I'm W.A.S.P. Just get fed up with the curious memory lapses of Palestinian suicide bombers etc etc)

I said when the Israelis pulled out of Gaza that this would happen and it would be because of constant rockets and suicide bombings and guess what ? Problem is, thanks to Hamas, their civilians are paying the price as well as them. They are bullied and terrorised as much as Hamas's enemies - you seen the YouTube of Hamas thugs forcing kids to be human shields ? Vomit-inducingly sick.

 

Kanoute will be a hit with people like you and a tit to people like me.

Most won't be bothered either way.

 

Its just f***ing stupid. Its not like Kanoute was stating a racist comment or something that could easily offend people. Football has lost all its sense...

 

Was it a political comment ?

YES

He deserved the fine, and more.

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Good on the Spanish people, I didn't hear that news and applaud it!

 

As for Spanish sports fans, they have a record of abusing black footballers and Lewis Hamilton. That's what my comment was based on.

 

Tell me - is this a f******g political forum or a football one ?

You want to whine about Gaza p*** off to the Guardian forums - you'd fit right in with the anti-semitism there (and no, I'm NOT jewish. I'm W.A.S.P. Just get fed up with the curious memory lapses of Palestinian suicide bombers etc etc)

I said when the Israelis pulled out of Gaza that this would happen and it would be because of constant rockets and suicide bombings and guess what ?

Kanoute will be a hit with people like you and a tit to people like me.

Most won't be bothered either way.

 

:lol: what a hypocrite. You chastize someone for mentioning this, and you go on to detail your political beliefs. May I suggest you piss off to some BNP dive and talk raci...errr politics over a pint of the black stuff.

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Good on the Spanish people, I didn't hear that news and applaud it!

 

As for Spanish sports fans, they have a record of abusing black footballers and Lewis Hamilton. That's what my comment was based on.

 

Tell me - is this a f******g political forum or a football one ?

You want to whine about Gaza p*** off to the Guardian forums - you'd fit right in with the anti-semitism there (and no, I'm NOT jewish. I'm W.A.S.P. Just get fed up with the curious memory lapses of Palestinian suicide bombers etc etc)

I said when the Israelis pulled out of Gaza that this would happen and it would be because of constant rockets and suicide bombings and guess what ?

Kanoute will be a hit with people like you and a tit to people like me.

Most won't be bothered either way.

 

:lol: what a hypocrite. You chastize someone for mentioning this, and you go on to detail your political beliefs. May I suggest you piss off to some BNP dive and talk raci...errr politics over a pint of the black stuff.

I answer in the same vein

If you're too daft to work that out, its no surprise to me.

What did you do ?

You agreed with him - in what ? A football context ?

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Good on the Spanish people, I didn't hear that news and applaud it!

 

As for Spanish sports fans, they have a record of abusing black footballers and Lewis Hamilton. That's what my comment was based on.

 

Tell me - is this a f******g political forum or a football one ?

You want to whine about Gaza p*** off to the Guardian forums - you'd fit right in with the anti-semitism there (and no, I'm NOT jewish. I'm W.A.S.P. Just get fed up with the curious memory lapses of Palestinian suicide bombers etc etc)

I said when the Israelis pulled out of Gaza that this would happen and it would be because of constant rockets and suicide bombings and guess what ?

Kanoute will be a hit with people like you and a tit to people like me.

Most won't be bothered either way.

 

:lol: what a hypocrite. You chastize someone for mentioning this, and you go on to detail your political beliefs. May I suggest you piss off to some BNP dive and talk raci...errr politics over a pint of the black stuff.

I answer in the same vein

If you're too daft to work that out, its no surprise to me.

What did you do ?

You agreed with him - in what ? A football context ?

 

:lol: No. You clearly wanted to make your opinions on the matter known, yet bollocked him for making his. Typical BNP tbh

 

Post PhilK edit: Yes it is a footballing context when discussing the Spanish public, and their record on racial issues in the recent past.

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Here we go again.

Fair comment

I do bite, I agree.

But hell - a one way one angled post with no answers likely from the other side aint right.

Angry at the over-reaction of the Israelis I may be, but I get monumentally p*****d off when no criticism of the other side happens.

But I won't do what I normally do, fair enough ?

Apart from one character who wishes to take it further - OK ?

 

:lol: No. You clearly wanted to make your opinions on the matter known, yet bollocked him for making his. Typical BNP tbh

 

Post PhilK edit: Yes it is a footballing context when discussing the Spanish public, and their record on racial issues in the recent past.

 

"Typical BNP"............ typical "I can't think for myself so will talk in cliches" twaddle.

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