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Billy Boil Posted 27th Feb 2015, 03:49pm
 
QUOTE (mitchell @ 23rd Feb 2015, 02:11am) *
You say that a great majority are welcome, do I take it that this is a racist comment regarding the minority who are not welcomed?
Could you please explain what or who the Minority are?

Minority; malcontents who after coming to Australia as illegal migrants continue along with their middle roader supporters to continue to decry their treatment in a nation that awards them with subsidised housing, medicine and health care (2 who have just been arrested for planning random personal terror attacks against as they put it "The Blonds" were on the dole and being given free access to tertiary education) unemployment benefit and free or subsidised education and a host of other handouts from the great Australian tax payer.

Those who refuse to eat at your table citing religious differences and then complaining that we do not integrate with them???
ashfield Posted 25th Feb 2015, 03:18pm
 
QUOTE (JAGZ1876 @ 25th Feb 2015, 10:33am) *
I'm with you on this one Ash, i was having a similar conversation with friends, i would like to see all the big FA's play youngsters in qualifying rounds and let less attractive nations qualify and see the tournament bomb through lack of interest.

I know it won't happen though, as you say, "because of the money involved". angry.gif


JAGZ, that's pretty much what I would suggest as well to stop the potential sanctions that FIFA would undoubtedly levy against countries withdrawing. Scotland should find it relatively easy not to qualify as we have plenty of practice tongue.gif
JAGZ1876 Posted 25th Feb 2015, 10:16am
 
QUOTE (ashfield @ 25th Feb 2015, 09:11am) *
I know it will never happen, because of the money involved (and pigs with noses buried well into the trough), but I would have supported the SFA withdrawing from the 2022 competition. If enough nations did, it might eventually send the right message. I won't hold my breath though.


I'm with you on this one Ash, i was having a similar conversation with friends, i would like to see all the big FA's play youngsters in qualifying rounds and let less attractive nations qualify and see the tournament bomb through lack of interest.

I know it won't happen though, as you say, "because of the money involved". angry.gif
ashfield Posted 25th Feb 2015, 09:34am
  No problem. I was trying to make the point that the only thing that will impact on this competition going ahead is national associations withdrawing. Won't happen because of the money involved and the lack of integrity of those running the sport.
Betsy2009 Posted 25th Feb 2015, 09:26am
  No, sorry Ashfield. I wasn't getting at you - just the powers that be!
ashfield Posted 25th Feb 2015, 09:18am
  Betsy, you do have a habit of reading more into a post than is being said. Did I really have to preface my post by saying that one death is one too many.
Betsy2009 Posted 25th Feb 2015, 09:11am
  So it's OK for the enslaved workers to die in the heat but we must look after our dainty little footballers?

654,082 on the petition so far - can you help it reach 1,000,000?
ashfield Posted 25th Feb 2015, 08:54am
  I guess that Qatar was chosen to host the 2022 World Cup, having read and listened to the evidence, because they paid the biggest bribes. As for their attitude to workers rights and health and safety, there are many in this country who would be happy to see a return to these fine Victorian values rolleyes.gif .

There has been a lot of hand wringing by national football associations since the announcement of Qatar as hosts, and plenty more along the way. Now the recommendation that the tournament should be switched to winter months. I know it will never happen, because of the money involved (and pigs with noses buried well into the trough), but I would have supported the SFA withdrawing from the 2022 competition. If enough nations did, it might eventually send the right message. I won't hold my breath though.
ktv Posted 23rd Feb 2015, 10:41am
 
QUOTE (Dave Grieve @ 23rd Feb 2015, 06:43am) *
To be honest, after SA fell I thought the bleeding heart liberals would go after Australia, a much easier target than say India with its 'Untouchable" problem



typical deflection post.....no one can criticize any white racist country because there other ones just as bad is that it?

anyone against racism is a "bleeding heart liberal" in your eyes, that's probably why you emigrated to one of the worlds worst places for it.
ktv Posted 23rd Feb 2015, 10:37am
 
QUOTE (Betsy2009 @ 23rd Feb 2015, 10:07am) *
I was trying to get some help for people who are literally dying in large numbers for the sake of a stupid football match.

How on earth did that turn into a South African/Australian point scoring exercise?

Mitchell?


the world cup is a billion $ industry betsy and loads are clambering for a piece of the action so in the countries with more lax building industry more accidents will happen, then of course you've got gang masters basically keeping people prisoner to build the stadiums.

I doubt a boycott would work but I think pressure should be put onto FIFA to uphold their human rights policy and only choose countries that will uphold that policy.

Qatar was picked because of purely marketing purposes, to get the millions from the middle east into the game.
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