Yup, well said allezfred.
OK, perhaps I am being naive. Has she been to an Olympics?Originally Posted by allezfred
Looks like you missed the posts where this was spelled out.Originally Posted by allezfred
"Nature is a damp, inconvenient sort of place where birds and animals wander about uncooked."
from Speedy Death
To think that fun is simple fun, while earnest things are earnest, proves all too plain that neither one thou truthfully discernest.
What is kind of "disturbing" in this whole situation is that some people here found the comments "not a big deal".Let's just say that they try to take advantage of the whole situation and use that girl for their political agenda.
The truth is that there is some indignation because of some immigrants committing a lot of crimes after the economical crisis had started and "xenophobia" has been used in the recent elections from certain parties as a way to boost their percentages.
If we start a discussion about all this it will take months but imo the same people that complain about the immigrants nowadays are those that gave them jobs without paying taxes,no medical insurance,rented them an one bedroom house for 20 people and so on.The root of the problem goes way deeper than a triple jumper thinking it's ok to have some twitter fun.
I had a talk with a couple of friends who were defending the girl yesterday,and are completely ignorant as far as sports are concerned.The arguments were about how having a country that "produced" the Olympics idea,has to parade first in the opening ceremony which is a big honour,yet its athletes fail to respect that same Olympic spirit.
It's more dangerous,as far as I'm concerned,to see young people thinking that everything is "fun" and "ok" and they can get away with virtually anything. Just because a country is facing a financial crisis it doesn't automatically mean that it should also be in "moral " recession.
Should they ban her? I'm not sure,but I'm sure that once she's through the shock it will only be good for the girl.Sometimes you need to mature to become a real champion.