Tarpischev sanctioned for Williams comments

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  1. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.: Tarpischev sanctioned for Williams comments | Tennis | NewsObserver.com
    MOSCOW: Tarpischev: Williams comments meant as jokes | Tennis | NewsObserver.com
     
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  3. W.G.Ewald

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    LAUSANNE, Switzerland: IOC seeks explanation of Russian member's comments | Olympics | NewsObserver.com
     
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    SINGAPORE: Serena Williams hits back at Russian official | Tennis | NewsObserver.com
     
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    Bullying- Agreed.
    Sexist- Not sure
    Racist- What ?
    I haven't read all of Shamil's comments, though.

    Looks like Serena can't take a joke. :lol:

    http://www.strangecosmos.com/images/content/6067.jpg
     
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    Prompt action helps. Needless comments.
     
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    I think this was a Ruskie Murican moment, like how Aussies and Poms get in the grove before an Ashes series. Sporting rivalries do heat up and tend to cross the line sometimes.
     
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    Razor CIDs from Tamilnadu Senior Member

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    You guys are way to serious, Shamil has already said that it was a joke.

    How come Djokovic wasn't penalized for making fun of Russian hottie Maria Sharapova, not once but many times?
    They know how to take a joke.

    One example:

    Novak Djokovic imitates Maria Sharapova [HD] - YouTube
     
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    Saying 'scary' and 'brother' is clearly a reference to physical features.
     
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    Razor CIDs from Tamilnadu Senior Member

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    That's true.
    But there is another angle. Media in America gets really worked up when it comes to Blacks. I guess it is true for several other countries too (India: "low castes")
    Probably is an expression of over-protectiveness, stemming from guilt complexes.

    Plus the media gets to fortify the general notion that Russians are nasty. Double win.
     
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    Razor CIDs from Tamilnadu Senior Member

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    And blonde hair Djokovic is wearing is not ? :lol:
     
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    Sharapova wouldn't mind a reference to blond hair, but a black person might not like being called 'scary'. Just my thinking.
     
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