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siberia82
12-21-2010, 04:33 PM
I think this might be Sweden's first figure skating "scandal". Sasha's face is everwhere in the country's media right now (which generally doesn't pay much attention to the sport): http://www.aftonbladet.se/sportbladet/article8309953.ab

And this is his apology: http://iof2.idrottonline.se/SvenskaKonstakningsforbundet/Media/Nyhetsarkiv/MajorovberomursaktforsittFacebook-utfall/

Thoughts?

VIETgrlTerifa
12-21-2010, 04:53 PM
Wow...the Swedish federation wasn't the only thing he insulted.

I wonder what his apology said.

MikiAndoFan#1
12-21-2010, 05:05 PM
Oh my God. What a scandal. :drama:

Moka-Ananas
12-21-2010, 05:07 PM
What a charming outspoken young man.

ioana
12-21-2010, 05:16 PM
:eek: :scream: And to think I just said something about how nice it would be to have Sweden get 3 spots for next year's Euros...What was he thinking -if his brain was ever involved- when he posted that? Just a little tidbit to share with 500 of your closest friends?

LynnW
12-21-2010, 05:30 PM
:eek:


Wow...the Swedish federation wasn't the only thing he insulted.

I wonder what his apology said.

According to Google Translate, that he must try to deal with disappointment in a more constructive manner and that he is not a racist. He has friends from all over the world.

Sorry, but in my opinion racist words don't come out of your mouth just because you are disappointed.

Allen
12-21-2010, 05:30 PM
I think this might be Sweden's first figure skating "scandal". Sasha's face is everwhere in the country's media right now (which generally doesn't pay much attention to the sport): http://www.aftonbladet.se/sportbladet/article8309953.ab


Schnikes, he doesn't realize that this sport is judged by humans does he? I didn't see these particular performances, but I don't think Majorov is on the level of Schultheiss or Berntsson yet. Also, didn't Majorov totally blow it in the short program?

That's a fairly substantial rant. How old is he anyway?

Sugar
12-21-2010, 05:40 PM
:eek: OMG what a rant :eek: :eek:

maggylyn
12-21-2010, 05:46 PM
Is there an English translation posted anywhere?

Thanks.

oleada
12-21-2010, 05:56 PM
A lesson in how to win friends and influence people...

ninadel
12-21-2010, 05:59 PM
Is there an English translation posted anywhere?

Thanks.

You can get the gist from google translate (http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=sv&tl=en&u=http://iof2.idrottonline.se/SvenskaKonstakningsforbundet/Media/Nyhetsarkiv/MajorovberomursaktforsittFacebook-utfall/).

He will need to do a LOT of damage control to get back into good graces. This is like a PeeWee Herman (aka Paul Reubens) level of embarrassing...

Also let this be a lesson to kids on facebook to keep their traps shut.

AliasJohnDoe
12-21-2010, 07:01 PM
WOW. Someone has a superiority complex.

It's not like he said the racist stuff in a quick burst of outrage in private. He actually sat down and took the time to type it all out, click submit and let it there for the world to see. Where was his common sense when he went on this rant?

Jaana
12-21-2010, 07:18 PM
I don´t understand why he was so angry as he was only third at the Nationals. If he had won or placed second and would not have been sent, I would understand his disappointment (but not his horrible behavior in this matter).

Mafke
12-21-2010, 07:18 PM
AFAICT the n-word wasn't directed at any particular non-white person (or was it?) and I'm inclined to think it's just something he learned as a 'bad' English word (without knowing the finer details about how and why it's so offensive).

Stupid in the way that frustrated and angry 19-year-olds are prone to be, but not really racist.

On the other hand I was actually more shocked to see him use the term "jävla idioter!"
(literally: devil idiots) IINM the j word is a lot worse in Swedish than the translation 'devil' implies.

Obligatory link to Riget: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlTukY9fV9Y

Loves_Shizuka
12-21-2010, 07:21 PM
What a lovely young man.