Meanwhile, Greeks Are Celebrating...

Tyler Durden's picture

A short trip across the sea from the debacle occurring in Cyprus and it appears the tension is rising up in Greece once again. It is well known that Golden Dawn 'nazi' party won a surprising and disconcerting number of parliamentary seats at the last election, and the massively unstable size of Greece's youth unemployment continues to spell trouble; but, now Greece's most popular sport - soccer (football) - is infected by the increasingly nationalist fervor. As Fox reports, national soccer player Giorgos Katidis has been banned for life from playing for Greece after giving a Nazi salute while celebrating a goal this weekend. Cited as "a deep insult to all victims of Nazi brutality," the striker took to twitter (@GiwrgosKatidis) to proclaim his innocence of the meaning of the gesture (you decide in the image and clip below) - right arm extended and hand straightened - adding that he detests fascism. The question now is - when does the Cyprus soccer team play next? as it seems the peripheral European nations are starting to wake up to the Union's reality and the haircut is the next catalyst.

 

Accident? Ignorance? Or a simmering nationalist fervor?

 

His Twitter defense...

 

Full video of the incident...

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Tinky's picture

Zieg hi y'all!

prains's picture

when the world goes down the drain it swings right then left, right then left until its finally flushed

Stackers's picture

Nazi beastiality ?

 

Love his stomach tat. "Get Rich"

General Decline's picture

Greek nazis don't really bother me. It's the Illinois nazis that I can't stand.

Id fight Gandhi's picture

Yeah that never made sense. The IL leader of them was actually a jew.

otto skorzeny's picture

Jewish Defense League likes to keep that on the DL

francis_sawyer's picture

He looks more like a MS-13 than a Nazi to me...-

Troll Magnet's picture

looks to me like he was just raising his arm in excitement. but who the hell is offended by that anyway other than just about every central banker?

Bicycle Repairman's picture

The Greeks have not fully cooperated with the Eurocrats, so now the nazis have won.

Everybody happy?

Popo's picture

The irony here is that the Nazi party was a SOCIALIST party, and that's what the European Union is turning into thanks to the boys in Brussels.

Bicycle Repairman's picture

Wait, are you saying that the Eurocrats, essentially fascist centralizing Germanics, are opposing the nazis, essentially fascist centralizing Germanics??

And that is the entire political spectrum we get to pick from?

In that case I think there should be a bi-partisan compromise.

Troll Magnet's picture

The lesson, as always: NEVER offend teh Joos.

smlbizman's picture

look at the savings being realized by this new E/Z pass due process system.....

no warrants, juries, judges, or other stupid wastes....assume, accuse, acost...hey, is that pop tart a gun? no..yes it is..done

nazi salute ? no..yes it is...done

drone that guy (and whoever else deserves it for being near the target)? yes...done

shit, from their point of view, their making money....

Element's picture

So really he should just adjust his salute to something more neo-NATO-ish ... and carry on per normal.

spastic_colon's picture

if you notice...the top photo is actually photoshopped, no doubt in the video, but the photo has been altered

jwoop66's picture

Yeah, definite photoshop.   Where are the guys with the black jackets in the still photo?   He's standing stationary in the still, but in the vid he is running.  Good observation.

Bicycle Repairman's picture

If only he had been holding a bag of Doritos aloft with a chest tatoo that said "Budweiser".  The new pope would placed him on the road to sainthood.

Lore's picture

The new pope might prefer a different kind of gesture.

jumbo maverick's picture

I would think he was giving the nazi salute. Notice in the film clip how he was running and then when he got to the section of the crowd he wanted to be in front of he tried to stop running.

Anyone knows you don't run around when you try to salute. Ever see anyone running around giving a " regular army type" salute? No you alway stop and stand at attention. That was what he was trying to do before he was swarmed by his teammates. He was attempting to stop and give a proper military salute. He got the hand and arm motion all down pat.

The big question would be- who was in that section of the stadium crowd that he ran over to and attempted to salute? Was it the golden dawn party member season ticket section? Was it his 1st grade teacher? Was it his mom?

Lore's picture

The real question is: Why in the 21st Century is it anybody's business how a person chooses to wave to their fan base?

Just imagine if he scratched his armpit or gave a one finger salute.  The horror!

A Nanny Moose's picture

Maybe he was going to recite the Pledge of Allegiance as originally written.

Manthong's picture

..I wish the Nazis running Illinois now were as nice as Hogans Nazis or Jake and Elwoods Nazis.

And if I was approaching them on their bridge to collectivism..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ukFAvYP3UU

lolmao500's picture

AIPAC and the ADL are more nazis than the Illinois nazis.

Ray1968's picture

Excellent Blues Brothers reference!

ArrestBobRubin's picture

Too true! That Rahm guy just turns my stomach.

Wile-E-Coyote's picture

No no it is obvious he dislocated his elbow and was trying to snap it back into place.

OutLookingIn's picture

Meaningless.

MSM grasping at straws. Straw man.

Deflecting interest. Hey! Look over there! Don't look at Cyprus and the banks.

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. Mario is just printing up some more... er umm ... Receipts!

magpie's picture

Nah, it's Greeks are Nazis, Indians are rapists etc time

max2205's picture

Hey.  He's got the same belly tattoo that I have.  

foodstampbarry's picture

Any country who's most popular sport is soccer deserves to fail.

otto skorzeny's picture

as opposed to the US pageant of preening closeted homosexuals-baseball?

Bullionaire's picture

But...but...A-rod boned Madonna, didn't he?

otto skorzeny's picture

no one knows who was really "on top" in that relationship.

francis_sawyer's picture

If you check under the hood, Madonna might have a dick... & that 'A-Rod' is actually without one...

Coke and Hookers's picture

...or American 'football' that's just 3 hours of commercials and 1 hour of fat guys on steroids bumping into each other

...or basketball where a group of guys with sub 70 IQ run around dunking a ball into a hoop while thrash talking in a strange language

General Decline's picture

Good second language to know if you ever find yourself at a Chuch's Fried Chicken on the south side of Chicago.

Sisyphus's picture

Actually, it's just 11 minutes of action; rest is just .... well, just stuffs. And they get paid millions of dollahs.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274870428120457500285205556140...

Buck Johnson's picture

Weren't these idots complaining about Germany and it's Nazi atrocities in Greece?  It's coming, it truly is.

squid virtuous's picture

Send him to Cyprus, and give him the keys to a bulldozer! 

The Invisible Foot's picture

Das Lied der Deutschen!

frenchie's picture

this is a roman salute then often used by numerous patriotic (called by jews 'nationalitsic') movements including most of Eastern Europe countries between WW for instance...

nmewn's picture

The same salute was used by American school children before Hitler...then it became somewhat less popular for some reason...lol.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/73/Students_pledging_allegiance_to_the_American_flag_with_the_Bellamy_salute.jpg

My my my...the "state" of our government education system ;-)

SWCroaker's picture

Priceless.    That was a new one for me.

nmewn's picture

You're welcome sir.

Further reading would be, one Francis Julius Bellamy. You might be surprised what you find there...kinda puts "national socialism" into a, ummm...whole new perspective ;-)

disabledvet's picture

scary. "has the added value of being true" unfortunately. i will be watching the "goings on" in the Middle East VERY closely.

ILLILLILLI's picture

Here is the full site:

http://rexcurry.net/

Research about the Bellamy brothers is enlightening...