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jasev01
01:10 AM on 06/15/2010
My primary question is where are all these black guys coming from? Denmark really?
05:02 AM on 06/15/2010
Some were born here, others came later.

Its based in something called immigration or being a refugee. Look it up, educate your self.
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jasev01
01:36 PM on 06/15/2010
Like I total jennifer below, Since I've been to about 21% of the countries in the world and since I've lived on 3 different continents in my short 27 years of life I don't think lack of a passport is the problem but thanks for your concern.

The point was that (if you knew anything) immigration to these countries in Europe is not so easy and is nearly impossible at times. Its not like the US where you can get on a line take a test and become a citizen. Why don't you look up the requirements for becoming a citizen in Switzerland. You will find out that it takes several years and is very difficult. So the question remains why are these men playing for the country and are they citizens. in Denmark an employer must pay 80k for your work visa if you are not a citizen and they require you live there 28 years before you become a citizen. So again were they born in Denmark or just not citizens.90.5% of Denmark’s population is Danish and the other 9.5% comes from places other than africa. Obviously not an exact science but again makes you wonder are they ringers.

And there are a few black people in Europe sure but citizens generally and I thought your citizens were supposed to play for your national team, silly me.
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jasev01
06:06 AM on 06/16/2010
But you know what I'll tell you all this, if he was a ringer or a refugee or whatever and he scored that own-goal, he won't have to worry about getting citizenship anymore now. That case is closed,
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Jennifer Hagan
Expat Mother of two living in France.
08:10 AM on 06/15/2010
There are people of all races all over Europe. Get a passport, get on a plane and travel some.
11:45 AM on 06/15/2010
very true Jennifer.......but some races have a very hard time in Europe. It's not easy for a lot of people.
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jasev01
01:35 PM on 06/15/2010
And how many countries have you been too? How about lived in? Since I've been to about 21% of the countries in the world and since I've lived on 3 different continents in my short 27 years of life I don't think lack of a passport is the problem but thanks for your concern.

The point was that (if you knew anything) immigration to these countries in Europe is not so easy and is nearly impossible at times. Its not like the US where you can get on a line take a test and become a citizen. Why don't you look up the requirements for becoming a citizen in Switzerland. You will find out that it takes several years and is very difficult. So the question remains why are these men playing for the country and are they citizens. in Denmark an employer must pay 80k for your work visa if you are not a citizen and they require you live there 28 years before you become a citizen. So again were they born in Denmark or just not citizens.90.5% of Denmark’s population is Danish and the other 9.5% comes from places other than africa. Obviously not an exact science but again makes you wonder are they ringers.

And there are a few black people in Europe sure but citizens generally and I thought your citizens were supposed to play for your national team, silly me. Open your mind a bit before you make snarky remarks.
11:48 PM on 06/14/2010
As an American it is embarrassing to see fellow Americans bashing the sport because they don't like it. It speaks to arrogance. Sorry guys America isn't the world. The most played and watch sport in the world is football (soccer). Get over it.

To me the most silly sport in the world is Baseball, but I don't jump into Baseball forums bashing the sport, as I believe if grown men chose to run a round in a circle with sticks in their hands while chewing and spitting tobacco then that's their prerogative. :))
11:57 PM on 06/14/2010
I agree it is silly for anyone to bash anything just because they don't like it. However, your argument losses some steam when you start bashing baseball because you don't like it. If you make a great point, don't ruin it by stooping to the level of those you were arguing against.
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Gregor53
06:52 PM on 06/15/2010
People usually bash something because the are unable to understand it OR they are unable to play the game. I for one can not even think of running that much and I would guess, many that do not like the game could not either. My daughter plays it and I support her and now I support the sport. Good to see it spreading here in the US.
09:25 PM on 06/15/2010
I agree but I did that in jest.... can't take things too serious all the time, but point taken.
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f0rTyLeGz
Everything is falling.
12:16 AM on 06/15/2010
We Americans are like that about so many things. For example, classical music, especially 20th Century. Modern art. Opera. Cricket.
02:39 AM on 06/15/2010
i'd say fine arts in general
11:51 AM on 06/15/2010
Americans are here in droves and sucking up the culture. 3 hour wait outside the Musee D'Orsay today.
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10:57 PM on 06/14/2010
i watched the game this morning. very sad. i new that the danes were finished when that happened
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americancolonyinhell
10:51 PM on 06/14/2010
This unequivocally proves that soccer is a stupid sport. How often in the entire history of American sports has something like this happened?
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Andrea Torres
10:55 PM on 06/14/2010
when america is the best in the world at soccer only then will we adopt it as a sport.
11:27 PM on 06/14/2010
I have to agree with you I'm afraid, sad isn't it?
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gerrydoyle
Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum @gerrydoyle2012
05:17 AM on 06/15/2010
When (in the not-too-distant future) America has a majority Latino population, soccer will be the number one US sport.

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12:01 AM on 06/15/2010
Here is a list of it happening in Basketball, Hockey, and American Football. And I love American football. Just pointing out it happens. Probably shouldn't condemn the whole sport. Roll Tide!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Own_goal
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jasev01
01:13 AM on 06/15/2010
It can't happen in American football...I mean football( that was a slip). If the ball were downed in the end zone it would be a safety.
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Kenyatta J Yamel
09:27 PM on 06/14/2010
actually, international rules prevent more than 2 goals from being scored.
08:42 PM on 06/14/2010
The Danish were really frantic. In the last few minutes, did anyone else see the ball go right past the goalie and come INCHES away from giving the Netherlands a 3-0 victory? A Danish player kicked it out like, right at the line.
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LogicalMathMan
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01:16 PM on 06/15/2010
I agree...The Dutch outplayed the Danes and that save was spectacular. It's almost impossible to see such athleticism in any other sport, not to mention the overall fitness of these players.
08:08 PM on 06/14/2010
I COULD HARDLY CONTAIN MY EXCITEMENT, UNTIL A CHIP OF PAINT PEELED AWAY FROM MY CEILING AND FLOATED TO THE FLOOR.
08:44 PM on 06/14/2010
Some people like the sport. In fact, it is the most watched sport in the world.
09:10 PM on 06/14/2010
that is hilarious!!!, but Bobby, I gotta tell ya, SOCCER rules, and it's not just that we grew up with it. lots of Amis love it, too, and soon you'll see more of your friends and neighbors gathering on soccer fields, in stadiums, and yes, in living rooms, where they will NOT notice the chip of paint fallling.
I gotta say -- very, very funny!
07:42 PM on 06/14/2010
Shades of Roy "Wrong Way" Riegel in the Rose Bowl. He returned a fumble 65 yards to the 1 yard line. Unfortunately for his team --Cal -- it was the *wrong* 1 yard line and it was the deciding factor in losing the National Championship to Georgia Tech. Ouch

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Riegels
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07:14 PM on 06/14/2010
Kick Ball.

Get Check.

End of Rulebook.
08:36 PM on 06/14/2010
Battle Ball.

Check Oil Light.

Start of book of rules.
imayes
Is that John Wayne? R U Me?
07:06 PM on 06/14/2010
That was a called shot...

"Off the bald guy's head, off his teammates back, in the corner."

*kick*

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL!
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nirek
Proud progressive Vietnam vet. against WAR
06:37 PM on 06/14/2010
I feel for him.
06:06 PM on 06/14/2010
Hup Holland Hup!
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chedet
Le Panda
06:05 PM on 06/14/2010
Things like this happens even to the best players. No biggie.
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boyer37212
I am a petite Doberman. Not a wiener dog!
05:43 PM on 06/14/2010
This has me furious! I'm gonna throw my mattress in the street, light it on fire and bash out my neighbor's car windows with a baseball bat! This is INSANE!! $%&@!!
05:37 PM on 06/14/2010
It's not completely his fault - it bounced off his teammates back.