UAE 'Sand Monkeys'

Old Oct 16th 2012, 4:21 pm
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The Asian Football Confederation has had to apologise after calling the UAE team 'sand monkeys' on their own official website........

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs/...163209537.html

Still the UAE fans are getting their own back - now. Currently live on AD Sports, they are playing a friendly v Bahrain and the banners facing the cameras are pretty outspoken.........
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The UAE released a statement saying: "We express our strong resentment over the use of this bad description by the AFC website.

"What happened is unacceptable and shows disrespect to others. It is a proof of racist attitudes that are starting to surface."

The UAE team are usually referred to as "Al-Abyad", or the whites, because of the colour of their shirts.

They demanded "a quick official apology," and were duly granted that by the embarrassed AFC who admitted they lifted the nickname off the internet
An official UAE org. complaining about racism....
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The Aussies don't complain about being called Wallabies or Kangaroos, so why should the UAE complain? It's their typically derisory attitude towards animals.
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The Aussies don't complain about being called Wallabies or Kangaroos, so why should the UAE complain? It's their typically derisory attitude towards animals.
Does a kangaroo make reference to skin colour?
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Does a kangaroo make reference to skin colour?
Yeah, to be honest, I think the use of monkeys to describe those of darker skin has a connotation of them being more primitive.

I'm sure if you called them falcons (which would be the analogy with us Aussies being call the Roos or Wallabies), they wouldn't have an issue.
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Originally Posted by auzdafluff View Post
Yeah, to be honest, I think the use of monkeys to describe those of darker skin has a connotation of them being more primitive.

I'm sure if you called them falcons (which would be the analogy with us Aussies being call the Roos or Wallabies), they wouldn't have an issue.
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The Aussies don't complain about being called Wallabies or Kangaroos, so why should the UAE complain? It's their typically derisory attitude towards animals.
You seem to love being contrairy - sand monkey is a well known derogatory term akin to raghead etc. I don't think it had much to do with attitudes towards animals - do you really think that?
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You seem to love being contrairy - sand monkey is a well known derogatory term akin to raghead etc. I don't think it had much to do with attitudes towards animals - do you really think that?
regardless of what he thinks, he has yet again highlighted what a twat he is
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Yet another trolling event in the public eye that has reached hysterical limits recently because of lack of common sense, general knowledge and/or cultural awareness.

Below the radar I'm seeing a steady stream of misappropriated images and text on social networking sites that are going viral and sucking in loads of people. Incidentally, those posting such are not withdrawing them or explaining them away when challenged with the evidence of their trolling. In fact, the other day we caught someone who accidentally logged in under the wrong account trying to spin it further. A total facepalm incident!
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Yet another trolling event in the public eye that has reached hysterical limits recently because of lack of common sense, general knowledge and/or cultural awareness.

Below the radar I'm seeing a steady stream of misappropriated images and text on social networking sites that are going viral and sucking in loads of people. Incidentally, those posting such are not withdrawing them or explaining them away when challenged with the evidence of their trolling. In fact, the other day we caught someone who accidentally logged in under the wrong account trying to spin it further. A total facepalm incident!
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Originally Posted by auzdafluff View Post
Yeah, to be honest, I think the use of monkeys to describe those of darker skin has a connotation of them being more primitive.

I'm sure if you called them falcons (which would be the analogy with us Aussies being call the Roos or Wallabies), they wouldn't have an issue.
Monkey hangers being the exception.
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Monkey hangers being the exception.
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An official UAE org. complaining about racism....
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Sorry, I was in a chat with a couple of friends at the time still comparing a viral image with text of a smashed up Lambo (baseball bats) due to a bad garage fix where Lefties were posting it as something to due with Greek strikers/rioters.
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Sorry, I was in a chat with a couple of friends at the time still comparing a viral image with text of a smashed up Lambo (baseball bats) due to a bad garage fix where Lefties were posting it as something to due with Greek strikers/rioters.
I have completely lost or missed the point here....... pretty good going for a thread I started............
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