BRITISH TV SHOW CAUSES CLASH
A quiz show on the British television channel Challenge TV caused a clash between Greeks and Macedonians over the nationality of Alexander the Great, Greek media reported.
The show “Take it or Leave it” considered the answer ‘Greek’ to a question about the nationality of Alexander the Great as wrong. The correct answer, according to the show, was ‘Macedonian’ and it was announced, accompanied by the image of the Macedonian flag appearing on the screen.
Hundreds of Greek and Macedonian web users clashed in the forums of the television channel’s webpage and the video website YouTube, where a clip of the game show was posted, followed by various comments, as you can see on the film below.
Alexander the Great, also known as Alexander III of Macedon, was the ancient military commander and king of Macedonia who reigned in the second century BC and successfully conquered most of the world known back then, including present-day Macedonia and Greece. His nationality is one of the biggest points of conflict in the dispute between Greece and Macedonia about the latter’s name, which has marked the tense relationship between the two countries for more than 50 years, reaching a high point in recent months.
MD: Nice to see when somebody tells the truth! For the Greeks, the truth obviously hurts. Congratulations to the creators of the show! Take a look at the fragment below