EDITORIAL: More Brutal Sports Humiliation for Russia

EDITORIAL

More Brutal Sports Humiliation for Russia

Well, it’s another brutal new low for Vladimir Putin’s Russia where sports performance is concerned. We almost feel sorry for the poor bastard. Almost.

Ask any Russophile slob or Russian nationalist yahoo, and they’ll tell you:  Russia was ousted from the FIFA World Cup before it even started while America gained admission to that gilded, lofty club because Russia’s competition was tougher.

What an unbearably humiliating shock, then, to see America emerge victorious from its group in the first round at FIFA in South Africa this year, moving on to the lofty second round of the internationally essential contest.  After all,  America’s group contained not just mighty England but also the very country, Slovenia, whose bold and brilliant play dismissed Russia’s hopes of finally setting foot on hallowed FIFA territory.

Ouch!!

Not only did the fiesty Americans defeat Algeria in thrilling fashion and tie mighty England, they staged one of the most brilliant and inspiring comebacks in FIFA history to rally from two goals down and tie the Slovenes.   Indeed, had a barbarically unfair call from a referree not negated a heroic last-second goal, the Americans would have downed Slovenia too.

And Russia? Well, Russia just sat slackjawed on the sidelined and watched other countries competing, just the same way it did the last time the FIFA event rolled around.

Our issue today documents a whole host of humiliating Russian failure, from the Kremlin’s inability to subdue Mikhail Khodorkovsky even with Siberian prison to its inability to find any qualified scientists to study productivity to its abject failure to govern the Caucasus to its pathetic performance on the soccer pitch.  Yet the people of Russia go on favoring their government with shockingly, barbarically high approval ratings in polls.  Yet, the do not even debate, much less consider, whether the dictator Vladimir Putin should remain in office.

And so it is the people of Russia, ultimately, who are responsible for their own miserable fate.

47 responses to “EDITORIAL: More Brutal Sports Humiliation for Russia

  1. Malian referee Koman Coulibaly, criticized for disallowing what could have been the winning goal for the U.S. off a free kick in Friday’s U.S.-Slovenia World Cup clash, may be dropped by FIFA for the rest of the World Cup, according to a Yahoo! Sports report.

    http://soccernet.espn.go.com/world-cup/story/_/id/5304289/ce/us/fifa-ax-us-slovenia-ref-wc?cc=5901&ver=us

    Citing a FIFA source, the report says Coulibaly is poised to face an expedited performance review from the refereeing committee of world football’s governing body. Officials plan to review footage on Saturday from the Group C, 2-2 draw to evaluate Coulibaly’s performance after several U.S. players blasted his handling of the match, according to the report.

    Second-half sub Maurice Edu appeared to put the U.S. ahead in the 86th minute, poking in a close-range shot after Landon Donovan’s free kick to him. But the goal was waved off by Couilibaly, though it was not clear on whom the foul was called or what the foul was.

    After the match, Donovan said he asked the referee what the call was, but did not get an answer.

    “We asked the ref many times what it was or who it was on and he wouldn’t or couldn’t explain it,” Donovan said. “I don’t know what to think of the call because I didn’t see any foul, just a normal free kick and a goal.”

  2. JOHANNESBURG – The referee who disallowed a potential game-winning goal for the United States will face an expedited performance review from FIFA and is likely to be excluded from the rest of the World Cup, according to a FIFA source.

    Koman Coulibaly from Mali disallowed Maurice Edu’s 85th-minute strike that would have given the USA a 3-2 lead over Slovenia at Ellis Park and likely would have led to a thrilling comeback victory Friday. Coulibaly appeared to rule that American midfielder Michael Bradley had impeded a Slovenian defender, even though video replays showed no infringement.

    http://g.sports.yahoo.com/soccer/world-cup/news/source-fifa-may-sit-slovenia-u-s–fbintl_ro-referee061810.html

  3. A friend made this comment:

    Remember: The Russians (…who did shennigans in Utah in 2002 with the Oly medals) were furious that Slovenia beat them and blocked them from the WC as Russia (finally); they would have paid a “million bucks” (Londongrad guys have openly said it) to see Slovenia trounce the US!! This ain’t a stretch…. There is a Polish plane wreck outside of Katyn and a poisoned face on a ex Ukrainian Pres. that suggests an interesting ‘background to the US-Slov “Tie”‘!!!

    • voce della ragione

      LES,

      How is Ukraine doing in the World Cup, or in any other sport for that matter?

      • You should read LR more often you’d know more about the world:

        https://larussophobe.wordpress.com/2007/05/07/unknown-ukrainian-whips-russias-2-in-poland/

        Do you want to change the subject from Russia to Ukraine because Russia is far too humiliating a subject for you to discuss?

        • Дура ебаная, Руссоебиха, мы сейчас о футболе говорим. Украинская сборная в жопе, тебе понятно, параша?

          • Your vulgar language shows your “culture” and proves that you are a moscal.

            • Your long and unrelated to the topic posts show you are an idiot and ukro-nazi. Bendera is no longer the hero of Okraine, huh?

              • Being that you are rude and insulting, I know that you are a moscal.

                Are you reading impaired? Your sockpuppet changed the topic!

                PS Bandera was, is, and always will be a hero for UKRAINIANS. UKRAINE is not russia.

                • voce della ragione

                  LES,

                  Bandera will always be hero not to Ukrainians but to Galicians like yourself, because he exterminated Jews, Poles, Russians and real Ukrainians.

              • Dear Mangas,

                We saved your a** from the Nazis after the kremlin started WWII with the Nazis! And, you call me a Nazi? To call you delusional would be an understatement.

                Ribbentrop reported: “It felt like being among old party comrades.” He was as much at ease in the Kremlin, he added, “as among my old Nazi friends.”

                There were brutal jokes about the Anti-Comintern Pact, now dead, which both sides agreed had been meant simply to impress the City of London and “English shopkeepers.”

                There was the sudden discovery of a community of aims, methods, manners, and, above all, of morals. As the tipsy killers lurched about the room, fumblingly hugging each other, they resembled nothing so much as a congregation of rival gangsters, who had fought each other before, and might do so again, but were essentially in the same racket.

                There were brutal jokes about the Anti-Comintern Pact, now dead, which both sides agreed had been meant simply to impress the City of London and “English shopkeepers.”

                There was the sudden discovery of a community of aims, methods, manners, and, above all, of morals.

                As the tipsy killers lurched about the room, fumblingly hugging each other, they resembled nothing so much as a congregation of rival gangsters, who had fought each other before, and might do so again, but were essentially in the same racket.

                Sincerely,

                LES

                • The fact that Bandera murdered Jews and Poles with his Nazi collaboration in order to gain a wider authority of Ukraine withing the third reich failed, Ukrainians were doomed to be enslaved to work on German factories. No one can dispute this.

                • I advice you to familiarise with a short introduction to WW2 here: http://www.euronet.nl/users/wilfried/ww2/foreword.htm

                  Kremlin did not start the war with the nazis as we since long know.

                  LA RUSSOPHOBE RESPONDS:

                  Why would the Kremlin start a war with its ALLY?? Russia MADE A DEAL with Nazis to divide Europe, and was in other words JUST AS BAD AS THEY WERE. Then Russia got what it deserved when Germany played Russia for a fool.

                  • Actually Konstantin, as good allies of the Nazi’s in 1939, the Russians started WW2 alongside their good friends the Germans with a joint invasion of Poland, which was followed by the usual Russian nastiness, such as mass murder of civilians, ethnic cleansing and mass deportations, rape, looting, that sort of thing.

                    There was a joint Russian German victory parade, and SS/Gestapo & NKVD officers went to joint training courses.

                  • When the kremlin bombed Helsinki – you consider – no war – because the uncivilized pagan barbarians in the kremlin did not declare war – the kreemlin just attackrd.

          • MANGOS WROTE THAT FILTH;

            Дура ебаная, Руссоебиха, мы сейчас о футболе говорим. Украинская сборная в жопе, тебе понятно, параша?

            comment;

            This is a standard ‘civilized’ language of russian/mongolian savages – does anybody expect anything better – look at the public toilets!!! – by the way, mango, it is such a pleasure to see pogroms of russians in kyrgyzystan…putsch didn’t work out the way those two midgits in kremlin planned.

            • voce della ragione

              http://www.thebathroomdiaries.com/essays/pageeuro.htm

              Republic of Georgia

              The worst toilets I’ve encountered were in the Republic of Georgia. A magnificent country full of the most wonderful, fun people, grand architecture, beautiful music and outstanding food—BUT…the toilets were abysmal. The stench makes one vomatose. (Tbilisi; Kutaisi; Goordjahni)

              http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/gsella/2/1210438800/tpod.html

              Wine – Lifeblood of Georgia

              … all the public toilets we’ve seen in Georgia were all poor maintained, and the first thing you want to do when you get in is to get out a.s.a.p

              • Yes, the public toilets here are not the best in the older parts of the city.

                However, the toilets were far worse when I was in Moscow.

                • Andrew: wrote: “However, the toilets were far worse when I was in Moscow.

                  I am sure they indeed got far worse when you were in Moscow. Luckily for Moscow and its toilets, you no longer live in Moscow, Andrew.

                • BTW, what job were you doing when you allegedly lived in Moscow, Andrew? And how could you do it if you know nothing of the Russian language or culture?

                  • Oh I know quite a bit about RuSSian language and kultur…

                    Besides, English is the international language of construction experts.

                    Russian is irrelevant…..

        • voce della ragione

          You should read LR more often you’d know more about the world: https://larussophobe.wordpress.com/2007/05/07/unknown-ukrainian-whips-russias-2-in-poland/

          You mean one Ukrainian girl defeating one Russia girl in one little tennis tournament in Poland more than 3 years ago? Speaking of desperation time and scraping the bottom of the barrel…

          • No, we mean that’s one example, of which there are many, all documented here on this blog, WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT WE SAID, ape.

            And why do you compare yourself to a tiny country brutalized by decades of Russian exploitation. Why not compare yourself to . . . say . . . the United States? Why not show how Russia has done in the FIFA world cup, COMPARED TO THE USA, as this post is doing? After all, this POST DOES NOT SAY A WORD ABOUT UKRAINE.

            Could it be because then Russia looks like a nation of apes?

            Is Russia’s motto “sure, we suck, but at least we’re better than Ukraine”? Is that the basis of Russian pride these days? Wow, sad.

            Is Ukraine really the standard by which Russia should be judged? If so, then Russia must have already had a change of presidential power to an opposite party. It hasn’t. It’s a total failure.

            We think it’s really rude and ignorant how you insist on changing the subject of our posts. We’ve already banned you, looks like we’ll just have to ban you again — but you are very useful as a vivid example of Russian aggression, rudeness and stupidity.

            When you go to someone’s house for dinner (if you’re EVER invited, which we doubt), and you’re served fish, do you say: “What’s wrong with you? Why don’t you serve chicken?”

            Think about it, creep.

            • You are very useful to show the US that we need more sauites like the Pilgrim State Hospital. And anyway US are football amateurs, I was actually supporting them because I felt sorry for them. Let’s not make the aussumption that we know this is what Russia people say and this is why they are stupid – it is called stereotypes, and those seem old ones anyway, like old cold-war USSR stereotypes, welcome to the 21st century moron.

            • Chaplain_moss

              Why not compare yourself to, say the United States and it’s politic policy of “their bastard for our bastard” when overthrowing and establishing US puppet leaders in other countries such as Ghana.

              Oh and one more thing, shouting how civilized you are makes you more how shall I say, blunt.

      • vdr,

        In the last World Cup, UKRAINE almost made the final round, but russia did not make the first round again.

        Before 1991, non-russians participated in the Olympics, but “russia” took the credit for their performance. How did russia do in the last Olympics, alone?

        PS Klitchko kicked ass in moscow, but, I guess that your kremlin press releases refrained from mentioning this. Meanwhile, russian serial killers are good with guns against unarmed men, women, and children.

        In the 1930’s the kremlin ordered that children over 11 years old – to be murdered.

        You may be to busy playing your video games to read non-kremlin history books, so you can watch this brief portion of a documentary:

        PPS The Klitchko brothers have been World Champions in boxing for many years.

  4. @Before 1991, non-russians participated in the Olympics, but “russia” took the credit for their performance. How did russia do in the last Olympics, alone?

    Infinitely better than Ukraine, of course. Here you go, jerk:

    Medal count 2010 Winter Olympics

    Russia: 3 gold 5 silver 7 bronze 15 total

    Ukraine: ZERO! (total loser)

    What a humiliation for Unkraine! Ouch, ouch, ouch!!!

  5. Voice etc… , did you ever hear of boxing moron ? Ukraine is
    doing very well thank you . Last World Cup , Ukraine
    made it to the quarter finals , where was Russia ???
    What is YOUR name Mangas ? You make fun of the Klitchko name , yet in true fashion of an illiterate that you obviously
    are , you can’t even spell it . And YES , they are BOTH real
    world champions , not like that hairy sasquetch , that posed
    at it for awhile and was beaten by two guys half his size .
    I only wish he had enough balls to face either of the brothers
    so that he would be gone for good . Where is Russia ???

  6. Of course Bandera is hero of Ukraine . Consider this ;
    fifty years since his assasination , and he still makes
    the moskali soil their pants !

  7. Our country s best athletes do not go into soccer. They go into football , basketball, baseball, but in other countries the best athletes go intosoccer. So our guys have nothing to be ashamed of.

    They played the best possible and handled themselves with honor. They could have complained about the bad calls and disallowed goals, but they just kept on playing and pulled victory from the jaws of defeat in the prvious game and group stage. Can they be better? Yes, but the have nothing to b ashamed of.

  8. voce della ragione

    LA RUSSOPHOBE coyly wrote: “And why do you compare yourself to a tiny country brutalized by decades of Russian exploitation. Why not compare yourself to . . . say . . . the United States? Why not show how Russia has done in the FIFA world cup, COMPARED TO THE USA, as this post is doing?

    Indeed, why not compare yourself to . . . say . . . the United States? I did exactly that.

    LA RUSSOPHOBE RESPONDS:

    LIAR. You did not compare the USA’s performance in FIFA to that of Russia. You talked about Russia’s record against the same teams, which has NOTHING to do with this post, which, we repeat AGAIN, involves Russia’s inability TO EVEN ENTER THE FIFA DRAW while America repeatedly does so. We grow very tired of your childish lies, and even more tired of your refusal to respect being banned from our blog because of your repeated violations of our rules.

    • Great la russophobe, let’s look at the overall picture. How many times have the US qualified for FIFA? What a shame to the US, it seems like all those other years they should have been learning from Russia at least.

      LA RUSSOPHOBE RESPONDS:

      Sorry that, because you are a BRAINLESS BRAYING JACKASS, you were unable to comprehend the obvious point of this post, namely that AMERICA SUCKS AT SOCCER YET EVEN AMERICA IS DOING FAR BETTER THAN RUSSIA, WHICH IS CRAZY ABOUT SOCCER.

      Dude, please try to get at least some small clue. Your stupidity is just embarrassing.

      • From a different blog:

        “What an unbearably humiliating shock, then, to see America emerge victorious from its group in the first round at FIFA in South Africa this year, moving on to the lofty second round of the internationally essential contest. After all, America’s group contained not just mighty England but also the very country, Slovenia, whose bold and brilliant play dismissed Russia’s hopes of finally setting foot on hallowed FIFA territory. Ouch!!”
        Interesting that whenever somebody mentions USA team’s losses, you attack them because “this blog is about Russia” and discussing USA sports is out of bounds.
        But whenever USA performs better than expected, you gloat and gloat and gloat and pretend that when USA tied Slovenia in soccer, this was “humiliation” for Russia.
        What is there for you to gloat about? That USA won one game out of the four that it played, lost one game, tied two, and disappeared back into the eternal oblivion?
        What did USA do that Russia couldn’t? Tie Slovenia 2-2? So what? Russia too tied Slovenia 2-2 on aggregate (winning 2-1 and losing 0-1) in the World Cup qualification earlier this year. Exactly same result.
        USA tied England on a fluke goalie’s mistake? So what? Russia beat England 2-1 the last time they met in the 2008 European Championships, and then Russia went on to win 3rd place (bronze medal) in the entire Euro 2008, while England didn’t even qualify for the final sixteen.
        USA beat one African team (lowly Algeria) and then was defeated by another African team (lowly Ghana)? So what? Russia always beats all African teams it faces in World Cups. In 1994, they destroyed Cameroon 6-1 here at Stanford. And in 2002, they beat Tunisia 2-0.
        So, what’s there to gloat about? The reason why USA almost always qualifies for the World Cup finals is because in qualification, it competes against tiny Caribbean islands like Trinidad, while Russia has to contend with the other European superpowers. Just look at the latest FIFA team rankings:
        http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/ranking/lastranking/gender=m/fullranking.html
        1 Brazil 1611
        8 England 1068
        11 Russia 1015
        14 USA 957
        23 Ukraine 875
        25 Slovenia 860
        30 Algeria 821
        32 Ghana 800

        LA RUSSOPHOBE RESPONDS:

        Goodness, you’re an illterate doofus.

        WE ARE NOT GLOATING. WE ARE SAYING AMERICA IS AWFUL AT SOCCER AND YET STILL NOT ONLY GOT A PLACE IN FIFA BUT ADVANCED OUT OF ITS DRAW DESPITE HAVING TO FACE THE VERY SAME TEAM THAT OUTSTED RUSSIA FROM FIFA. RUSSIA DIDN’T EVEN QUALIFY.

        Can’t you at least try to actually discuss the topic of the post in question? How rude and ignorant can you be??

      • Well if America sucks at soccer and got so high up, then let me tell you Russia sucked in soccer previously for the past 20 years and won the 3rd place in 2007.

        Don’t make a winner out of the looser is the moral of the story, you think you’re the cleverest, it’s called sencorship, you pick out all the pleasant achievemnts of your country and blindly neglect the overall picture, I feel sorry for your ideology.

  9. Absent Russia will win World Cup, 8 percent of nation say

    MOSCOW – Eight percent of Russians believe their national team will win the World Cup, despite the fact that it never qualified for the tournament, an independent poll has showed.

    Read more: http://www.kyivpost.com/news/world/detail/71842/#ixzz0saPaLGpZ

    • Those eight percent, i hypothecise, don’t give a damn about football and don’t keep up with the events but nevertheless support their country. Football by the way is not as popular in Russia as in many other countries such as England. And even this is a sample of maybe 500-1000 people.

  10. This is only a game, not a political event.

  11. Klitschko stops Peter to retain heavyweight titles

    Today at 06:30 | Associated Press

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Wladimir Klitschko stopped Samuel Peter in the 10th round to retain his IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles on Saturday.

    Klitschko unleashed a flurry of blows to send the bloodied Peter to the canvas, landing an uppercut and a left hook that put the Nigerian down for good. Referee Robert Byrd began counting but then waved the fight over. The technical KO came 1.22 seconds into the 10th.

    The Ukrainian champion controlled the largely ugly fight and was never in real trouble.

    Read more:

    http://www.kyivpost.com/news/guide/guidenews/detail/82022/#ixzz0zI8bfbnr

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