June 20, 2002

Italian Soccer Club Fires S...

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The Italians have clarified that the player wasn't cut because he scored the goal, but for comments he made after the game disrespecting Italian football. Still weak, but the Koreans _have_ been ungracious winners.

Posted by: Scott Janssens at June 20, 2002 01:18 PM

Oh please. The Italians have been the most bitter losers I've ever seen.

Besides wouldn't you be pumped up if you'd beaten one of the superpowers of world football?

Posted by: M Ali Choudhury at June 21, 2002 02:36 AM

The Italians have acted like children, I didn't say otherwise. And Korea has been ungracious the entire tournament. Their delight at Japan's elimination highlights their national inferiority complex.

Posted by: Scott Janssens at June 21, 2002 09:31 AM

In reality, he wasn't fired. He was only on loan from a south korean club and not a signed player. His loan was just suspended.. not exactly the same. But in Italien circles, he was "cut out" because he only scored 5 goals in 26 games (quite low for a striker) and suddenly he starts playing football at the World Cup. They felt he purposly played weaker so not to "tire himself out" before the big games in Japan/Korea!
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Posted by: ajm at June 21, 2002 12:06 PM

I'd say the Koreans are still pissed at Japan for its' marked reluctance to acknowledge war crime guilt.

Posted by: M Ali Choudhury at June 21, 2002 02:41 PM
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June 20, 2002

Italian Soccer Club Fires S...

Italian Soccer Club Fires South Korean Player Who Scored World Cup Goal: Read Tim Blair's post about it.

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The Italians have clarified that the player wasn't cut because he scored the goal, but for comments he made after the game disrespecting Italian football. Still weak, but the Koreans _have_ been ungracious winners.

Posted by: Scott Janssens at June 20, 2002 01:18 PM

Oh please. The Italians have been the most bitter losers I've ever seen.

Besides wouldn't you be pumped up if you'd beaten one of the superpowers of world football?

Posted by: M Ali Choudhury at June 21, 2002 02:36 AM

The Italians have acted like children, I didn't say otherwise. And Korea has been ungracious the entire tournament. Their delight at Japan's elimination highlights their national inferiority complex.

Posted by: Scott Janssens at June 21, 2002 09:31 AM

In reality, he wasn't fired. He was only on loan from a south korean club and not a signed player. His loan was just suspended.. not exactly the same. But in Italien circles, he was "cut out" because he only scored 5 goals in 26 games (quite low for a striker) and suddenly he starts playing football at the World Cup. They felt he purposly played weaker so not to "tire himself out" before the big games in Japan/Korea!
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ajm

Posted by: ajm at June 21, 2002 12:06 PM

I'd say the Koreans are still pissed at Japan for its' marked reluctance to acknowledge war crime guilt.

Posted by: M Ali Choudhury at June 21, 2002 02:41 PM
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