If anything it's not racist, but nationalist.8O wrote:Why do you find it weird?TomViolenz wrote:I'm as leftwing as they come here in the Lounge and I still find that weird. Benzema for instance wouldn't do this. And I don't think during the whole world cup I've seen anyone do this8O wrote:
But hey, it's their choice to not win with the correct country...
Edit: On second thoughts, can't be bothered: it's a racist remark.
And I don't even see how it is particularly so expecting the people who play for a national team to stand with the country they play for.
Imagine in 20 years when the German population will have shifted even further and there are 9 players with immigrant parents on the field and while the anthem is playing all stand there staying mum and demonstrating that they don't actually give a shit about the country they play for. Will you find it weird then?!
There are a lot of things wrong in our country in the way we still treat them as foreigners and not as just other Germans with a different name and complexion, but they are here to stay, (something I welcome btw.) and if there are things they don't like about our country they should fight to change them (Germany is still partly a democracy after all). But just pretending these things don't concern them, because they are of another nationality, a nationality of a country they often don't speak the language of anymore and to where they have no inclination to ever move to, is not going to accomplish anything.
If anything, these three players singing the national anthem with gusto, would be an empowering show of force for them!