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    srd79
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    Just saw in the news that Danish club FC Copenhagen cancelled their annual training camp in Dubai because of massive fan protests based on the fact that human rights are violated in Dubai.

    I’ve never been a fan of Copenhagen, but this makes me respect them. I say well done fans and club. No societies, governments or countries are flawless, but all things are not equally good. And I’m happy to learn that Copenhagen will spend their money elsewhere. Hopefully something like this will help get rid of the nonsense that politics and sports are not or should not be connected.

    • This topic was modified 1 week, 3 days ago by srd79 srd79.
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    Just read a bit more on the topic. Apparently Copenhagen will have to go there this time, as they are under contract to do so. But they have released a statement saying they’ll not be going to Dubai in the future.

    Would have been nice if they decided to say screw the contract, but they didn’t. Still massive respect to the Copenhagen fans for speaking up against human rights violating countries and better than nothing that the club will stay away in the future.

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    maverick1973
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    Weren`t they allowed bacon?

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    Brian blue
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    It is wise to get all of the story first and whatever the reason, good or bad nations will trade and individuals will buy products from those countries. Careful not to live in a house with glass walls

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    Mav, that’s a good question.. I guess they’d have to bring your own and don’t flash it around too much.

    Brian, my first post is pretty accurate in terms of what was said in the news. My second post was made after I read further myself. I agree with your point about houses with glass walls. I do however think that it’s very likeable for a fanbase to actually express an opinion on something other than ticket prices. I really do. I have no doubt that FC Copenhagen would have continued for years to follow had nothing been said. They’ll go this winter, and then no more. Because they listened to their fans. The club’s motive may very well be that they don’t want fans to stop buying merchandise, tickets etc, but the result and the story remain the same. A fanbase protested against their club going to a human rights violating state and the club decided to listen. I like that. I like when individuals, organizations, clubs, companies and what have you decide that some things are better than others and act on it. You can’t always hide behind “if not me/us then someone else would do it” and stuff like that.

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    nine nine nine
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    Didn’t the Ed ask us all previously to try and steer clear of politics? And aren’t United currently in Dubai too for warm weather training?

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    maverick1973
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    United indeed are in Dubai,27.Should have been sent to Croydon instead,lazy bastards.But this has nothing to do with politics,just them Danish baconmunchers moaning cos they weren`t allowed to smuggle bacon into the country,Viking sods!!!

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    999, so it’s not okay to post about a big club (regionally, anyway) when it’s something that was specifically in the news? United may be in Dubai right now. They should take notes from what Copenhagen did. It would reflect well on the club.

    I see no harm in posting this. I think it’s something that fans everywhere should think about.

    • This reply was modified 1 week, 2 days ago by srd79 srd79.
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    Chucky McChuckface
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    I don’t think there’s much wrong with the Viking Baconmuncher highlighting an instance where fan power has prevailed over the actions of a club, as a club with real fans isn’t really a club, is it?

    I don’t think he’s put the point across in an argumentative manner either.

    I do think placing a blanket ban on certain topics could also be considered the start of a very, very long walk to the types of oppressive regimes that FCK fans are against.

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    nine nine nine
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    No big deal just confirming that it was the Ed’s wish that he prefered that we all try and stick to football and try to keep away from politics if possible that’s all cyber chums. Peace and love. 🙂

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    maverick1973
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    Why couldn`t they go to sexy,gorgeous,stunning,sweet,fabulous Australia instead? Just wondering.

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    maverick1973
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    27-We should all get together,go round Ed`s house and throw sugar and Brussels sprouts @ him.

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    srd79
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    999, mate, we’re all grown men, and I’m sure that we all, the ed included, have No problem with debating something like this. And it is a forum. And in this case football and politis are now firmly connected. We shouldn’t ignore it. Quite frankly I’m happy to see a club that makes millions each year have an opinion on something real.

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    srd79
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    Clubs are major influencers. IMO opinion it is great that a club makes a stand and have an opinion on something like human rights and actually follow up with more than just words. Regimes like the ones in Dubai, Saudi Arabia, The Emirates, Iran, North Korea etc have medieval views on humanity. They are despotic. It’s great that a fanbase and a club say no to supporting something like that directly and/or indirectly.

    The South African apartheid regime broke down partly because of pressure from the outside. Fine by me if the same happens to all dictatorships around the world.

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