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TENNIS PLAYER BAGHDATIS PROVOKES WITH CHANTS



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The famous Cypriot tennis player, Markos Baghdatis was part of the Greek fan base who sang anti-Macedonian and anti-Turkish chants at the games of the Grand Slam tournament, Australian open.

Baghdatis has been filmed while he his singing songs against Macedonia and Turkey, at the match between the Chilean tennisplayer, Fernando Gonzales and the Greek, Konstantinos Ekonomidis.

The Cypriot tennis player, said in his nationalistic slogans that Greece and Macedonia are one country and he also called upon the leaving of the turks from the island of Cyprus, which is divided into a Greek and Turkish part. After a while the fans got into conflict with the Australian police, responsible for the security at the Australian open tournament. Even after the incident, Baghdatis did not had the need to apologize for his behaviour.

"I dont need to apologize, because i was protesting against the situation in my country Cyprus", Baghdatis report on the incident says. Some of the other fans which were together with Baghdatis continued causing some incidents. The police arrested three of them and dozens were blocked from their seats.

"I heard that the police came to the fans and imediatelly sprayed them with pepper spray, and they haven't really done anything wrong. They were just encouraging and maybe they drunk a bit too much" Baghdatis said.

Have a look at the clip below to see the incident.


MD: According to the poster of the video on YouTube they are singing; "Kolo Tourki Mounia" meaning: "F*ck Turkish P*ssies" and "Poutanas gioi kolo skopianoi" meaning: "Macedonians are dirty Wh*res". This is clean racism and the Australian Open organisation really should do something to punish his ridiculous behaviour.

However according to an alert reader of our website, Baghdatis is singing:
-Ellas ellas makedonia: Greece, Greece, Macedonia.
-Den tha gineis ellinas pote skopiane: Skopijan, you will never become a Greek.
-Exo oi tourkoi apo tin Kypro: Turks (meaning Turkish troops) out of Cyprus.




[Ohridnews]

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There was a serious 'mistake', in MakFax translation, thereby misleading the MD commentator. This is what is said in the video:
-Ellas ellas makedonia: Greece, Greece, Macedonia.
-Den tha gineis ellinas pote skopiane: Skopijan, you will never become a Greek.
-Exo oi tourkoi apo tin Kypro: Turks (meanting Turkish troops) out of Cyprus.

Sorry friends, not MakFax but Ohridnews it seems, mistranslated the video.

Thanks for being alert, we've edited our comments on the article

I'm of Greek descent, and I really don't care much for the kneejerk, mindless extreme national chauvanism of most of the pseudo-patriot, proto-fascist knuckledraggers out there. I buy a wine called 'Vranec', Crveno Vino, a dry red. It's the best dry red I've ever had! Fuck this nationalist bullshit!

To my Greek brothers blinded by false patriotism and the mob mentality: OPEN YOUR FUCKIN' EYES RE MALAKIDES!

That's all I have to say.

Dobry dan za Polska!

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