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Started by Agaliarept on Apr 1, 2016 11:18:16 AM
German team 'blacks up' to support Sudanese refugee team-mates who were racially abused and attacked

Players from a German football club have digitally altered their squad photo to make them appear to ‘black up’ as a show of solidarity to two team-mates who were racially abused.

The caption alongside the picture read: "Violence against refugees is pathetic. Emad and Amar, you are one of us just like everyone else and we're happy you are with us."

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/europe
an/german-team-blacks-up-to-support-sudanese-refugee-team-mates-who-were-racially-abused-and-attacked-a6962946.html

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Agaliarept - 01 Apr 2016 11:19:00 (#1 of 12)

So it isn't a traditional 'blackface' more an altered photo.

I'm mean it's hard to be mad at them as their intention was good but stiiiillll...

Tenesmus - 01 Apr 2016 11:19:29 (#2 of 12)

Wouldn't it have been simpler to make the two white?

Agaliarept - 01 Apr 2016 11:20:06 (#3 of 12)

GPWM

Jacob_Richter - 01 Apr 2016 11:20:52 (#4 of 12)

That would be appeasement.

Solidarity is much more effective.

Urvile - 01 Apr 2016 11:21:19 (#5 of 12)

Maybe they don't have an unfortunate tradition of blackface in Germany that makes it inappropriate.

Agaliarept - 01 Apr 2016 11:24:32 (#6 of 12)

Must be the case Urvile.

Maybe some of our Germany knowing posters could enlighten us.

inandout - 01 Apr 2016 11:25:25 (#7 of 12)

They have a tradition of blackface they just don't care as much tbh.

Arjuna - 01 Apr 2016 12:15:55 (#8 of 12)

Emad and Amar, you are one of us

So the pair of them only counts as one?

Tenesmus - 01 Apr 2016 12:18:04 (#9 of 12)

Keeps the salary bill down.

Bonusy - 01 Apr 2016 12:35:24 (#10 of 12)

I reckon most refs will see through this transparent attempt to field 12 players.

solomongursky - 01 Apr 2016 12:56:15 (#11 of 12)

Blokes with blond hair who have been made to look black look like those sinister kids off that film.

Bonusy - 01 Apr 2016 13:28:28 (#12 of 12)

Total Eclipse of the Heart?

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