AEK Athens midfielder Giorgos Katidis raised his right arm in what appeared to be a Nazi salute after his winning shot.
*The Nazi salute is a well known gesture that is recognizable by most individuals throughout the world, especially those that have been directly affected by the regime.
In Greece yesterday, AEK Athens midfielder Giorgos Katidis raised his right arm in the salute after scoring the winning goal in his side’s 2-1 Super League win over Veria.
But the Hellenic Football Federation did not give a slap on his wrist, they banned him from all Greek national teams for life calling his action ‘a profound insult to all victims of Nazi atrocities’ and condemned it ‘unequivocally and categorically’, according to the Daily Mail.
Greek athlete Paraskevi (Voula) Papachristou is kicked out of the Olympics for racist tweet against the Africans.
*The Olympics have jumped off, but before they could really get started, they have been overshadowed with racist overtones.
The Olympics are not about division, but the world’s cultures gathering in friendly competition to become the best of the best. But all of that has been tainted by one Tweet.
Paraskevi (Voula) Papachristou, Greece’s triple-jump champion, was kicked from her position of representing Greece in the Olympics after posting what she thought was a good joke about Africans and the West Nile virus.
But the Hellenic Olympic Committee officials didn’t find it funny and snatched her ticket to London’s games, (more…)
*While none were as dramatic as the Dow Jones’ wild swing on Thursday, stocks fell around the world during the U.S. overnight as a bailout package for Greece failed to calm fears of a debt crisis.
Japan’s Nikkei 225 Index dropped 3.1 percent, the MSCI Asia Pacific Index dropped 1.7 percent.
The Stoxx Europe 600 index was down 2.9 percent in London Friday morning. Anxiety is getting worse. Bob Parker, an adviser to Credit Suisse Asset Management, told Bloomberg: “Markets are highly concerned about the contagion effect. There’s been nothing to calm market fears.”
Looking to soothe panicky nerves, finance ministers from the G7 nations are holding a conference call Friday to discuss the Greek debt situation, The New York Times reports.
The uncertainty of the British election, where David Cameron’s Conservatives appear short of an outright majority, also affected the market-the pound fell to a 13-month low out of concerns a weak
government will emerge from the fray. Get more, HERE.