Swedish soccer team gives emphatic response to racists

Jimmy Durmaz committed a foul in the closing seconds of Sweden’s match against Germany that gave the Germans a free kick that they converted into the winning goal. Some Swedish fans hurled racist abuse at Durnaz who was born in Sweden to a Syriac Christian family. In response, he and the team recorded this message.


  1. chigau (違う) says

    Very nice.
    I also find it interesting how universal the word “fuck” has become.

  2. Rob Grigjanis says

    chigau @1: Visiting a mostly Russian-speaking part of Latvia about 25 years ago, I quickly noticed two things: Almost nobody spoke English, but the most common graffiti was “Fuck you”.

  3. Rob Grigjanis says

    There’s a chance that Sweden can get through to the round of 16 at Germany’s expense on Wednesday. Fingers crossed! What I’m hoping is that Sweden can beat Mexico, and South Korea can at least hold the Germans to a draw.

  4. Rob Grigjanis says

    Wow. Not only did Sweden get through, but they top their group, and Germany go home finishing bottom of the group. What an interesting World Cup.

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