Meanwhile, Greeks Are Celebrating...

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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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Sun, 03/17/2013 - 11:38 | 3338248 Tinky
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Zieg hi y'all!

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 11:40 | 3338260 prains
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when the world goes down the drain it swings right then left, right then left until its finally flushed

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 11:44 | 3338270 Stackers
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Nazi beastiality ?


Love his stomach tat. "Get Rich"

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 11:44 | 3338281 General Decline
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Greek nazis don't really bother me. It's the Illinois nazis that I can't stand.

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 11:46 | 3338292 Id fight Gandhi
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Yeah that never made sense. The IL leader of them was actually a jew.

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 11:47 | 3338299 otto skorzeny
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Jewish Defense League likes to keep that on the DL

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 11:52 | 3338305 francis_sawyer
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He looks more like a MS-13 than a Nazi to me...-

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 11:56 | 3338344 Troll Magnet
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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?

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 12:08 | 3338394 Bicycle Repairman
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The Greeks have not fully cooperated with the Eurocrats, so now the nazis have won.

Everybody happy?

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 12:33 | 3338486 Popo
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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.

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 12:40 | 3338507 Bicycle Repairman
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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.

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 13:26 | 3338741 Troll Magnet
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The lesson, as always: NEVER offend teh Joos.

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 14:47 | 3339078 smlbizman
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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....

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 13:06 | 3338651 Element
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So really he should just adjust his salute to something more neo-NATO-ish ... and carry on per normal.

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 12:22 | 3338447 spastic_colon
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if you notice...the top photo is actually photoshopped, no doubt in the video, but the photo has been altered

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 12:26 | 3338465 jwoop66
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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.

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 12:28 | 3338473 Bicycle Repairman
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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.

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 16:16 | 3339481 Lore
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The new pope might prefer a different kind of gesture.

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 13:01 | 3338628 jumbo maverick
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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?

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 16:20 | 3339505 Lore
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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!

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 14:05 | 3338889 A Nanny Moose
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Maybe he was going to recite the Pledge of Allegiance as originally written.

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 11:55 | 3338333 Manthong
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..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..

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 12:03 | 3338366 lolmao500
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AIPAC and the ADL are more nazis than the Illinois nazis.

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 11:53 | 3338321 Arvo Particleboard
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Jewish self hatred?

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 11:49 | 3338301 Ray1968
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Excellent Blues Brothers reference!

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 14:00 | 3338871 ArrestBobRubin
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Too true! That Rahm guy just turns my stomach.

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 11:45 | 3338286 Wile-E-Coyote
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No no it is obvious he dislocated his elbow and was trying to snap it back into place.

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 11:49 | 3338302 OutLookingIn
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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!

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 11:53 | 3338322 magpie
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Nah, it's Greeks are Nazis, Indians are rapists etc time

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 12:34 | 3338488 max2205
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Hey.  He's got the same belly tattoo that I have.  

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 11:43 | 3338275 foodstampbarry
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Any country who's most popular sport is soccer deserves to fail.

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 11:48 | 3338290 otto skorzeny
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as opposed to the US pageant of preening closeted homosexuals-baseball?

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 11:54 | 3338325 Bullionaire
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But...but...A-rod boned Madonna, didn't he?

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 12:04 | 3338373 otto skorzeny
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no one knows who was really "on top" in that relationship.

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 12:23 | 3338455 francis_sawyer
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If you check under the hood, Madonna might have a dick... & that 'A-Rod' is actually without one...

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 11:54 | 3338331 Coke and Hookers
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...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

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 12:07 | 3338393 otto skorzeny
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it's ebonics

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 12:14 | 3338418 General Decline
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Good second language to know if you ever find yourself at a Chuch's Fried Chicken on the south side of Chicago.

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 12:14 | 3338424 Sisyphus
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Actually, it's just 11 minutes of action; rest is just .... well, just stuffs. And they get paid millions of dollahs.

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 14:02 | 3338878 Buck Johnson
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Weren't these idots complaining about Germany and it's Nazi atrocities in Greece?  It's coming, it truly is.

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 11:38 | 3338250 squid virtuous
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Send him to Cyprus, and give him the keys to a bulldozer! 

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 11:39 | 3338258 The Invisible Foot
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Das Lied der Deutschen!

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 11:40 | 3338261 frenchie
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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...

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 11:53 | 3338324 nmewn
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The same salute was used by American school children before Hitler...then it became somewhat less popular for some

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

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 12:04 | 3338371 SWCroaker
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Priceless.    That was a new one for me.

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 12:43 | 3338524 nmewn
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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 ;-)

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 13:51 | 3338822 disabledvet
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scary. "has the added value of being true" unfortunately. i will be watching the "goings on" in the Middle East VERY closely.

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 12:41 | 3338513 ILLILLILLI
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Here is the full site:

Research about the Bellamy brothers is enlightening...


Sun, 03/17/2013 - 12:44 | 3338529 nmewn
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