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Sugar
05-30-2011, 05:20 PM
http://en.rian.ru/sports/20110530/164319627.html

Kasey
05-30-2011, 06:28 PM
How unexpected ;)

personwhoishere
05-30-2011, 06:42 PM
:rolleyes:

Cherub721
05-30-2011, 06:44 PM
I love the :drama: of that picture of him sitting all alone, contemplating...

LadyNit
05-30-2011, 06:46 PM
I love the :drama: of that picture of him sitting all alone, contemplating...

PML. Another :drama: episode for Plush. Timing couldn't be better. We have the entire off season to :argue: and :lynch: about it.

hanca
05-30-2011, 07:03 PM
As I see it, personal feelings aside, he broke the rules and paid for it. How long should he be punished? Is the punishment really proportinate to what he did?

BittyBug
05-30-2011, 07:05 PM
I love the :drama: of that picture of him sitting all alone, contemplating...Do I see a single tear rolling down his cheek?

IceAlisa
05-30-2011, 07:16 PM
You don't say! Shocking.

:P

Pikachuusb
05-30-2011, 08:42 PM
is there a puking icon? LOL

I post the ones that I know go with this article :rolleyes::plush::drama:

chloee
05-30-2011, 11:51 PM
I thought this was old news already since Worlds, didn't Speedy said that ISU would accept to discuss the RF application for reinstatement?

caseyedwards
05-31-2011, 12:12 AM
June 9th! The video of Cinquanta sitting with Putin pointing to Plushenko and giving up a thumbs up at worlds was great.

ChelleC
05-31-2011, 12:44 AM
I love the :drama: of that picture of him sitting all alone, contemplating...


I know, it's unintentionally :lol:


And in other not so shocking news......the sky is blue. :)

Aussie Willy
05-31-2011, 12:47 AM
Maybe this is the Rapture - just a little bit late. Afterall isn't the possibility of Plushy competing again a punishment for us all?

MacMadame
05-31-2011, 12:56 AM
As I see it, personal feelings aside, he broke the rules and paid for it. How long should he be punished? Is the punishment really proportinate to what he did?

Actually, I think his losing of his eligibility was kind of bogus.

The way I understand it, he did a show that normally would be sanctioned and apparently he was even told it was or would be sanctioned at first but then was told close to the show that, no, because he didn't go to Worlds, it wouldn't be sanctioned. Then he had to decide whether to pull out at the last minute or risk losing his eligibility. Pulling out at the last minute when he'd been advertised to sell tickets would have been hard on the show organizers so he was kind of between a rock and a hard place with this one.

I can't help feeling that other skaters would have been given the sanction and that colors my feelings about how it all went down.

Mayra
05-31-2011, 12:59 AM
As I see it, personal feelings aside, he broke the rules and paid for it. How long should he be punished? Is the punishment really proportinate to what he did?

Breaking the rules results in loss of eligibility from ISU competitions such as the Olympics, Worlds etc. It's not a temporary ban, it is forever and at this stage in the game, I think most/all skaters know it. If Joannie Rochette had the know how to ask for permission to perform a tribute to her mother on an ice show in 2010, then I don't think it's a stretch to expect Plushenko to do the same.

Why didn't he appeal the decision when it was made? He had 21 days to appeal and apparently didn't have a problem with it then. Strange.