Sunday, May 16, 2004

This place is starting to turn into a newsdump again, but I just keeping finding this shit out there. This idiocy is via FARK:

NEW YORK — American athletes have been warned not to wave the U.S. flag during their medal celebrations at this summer's Olympic Games in Athens, for fear of provoking crowd hostility and harming the country's already-battered public image.

The spectacle of victorious athletes grabbing a national flag and parading it around the stadium is a familiar part of international sporting competition, but U.S. Olympic officials have ordered their 550-strong team to exercise restraint and avoid any jingoistic behavior

Dude, FER FUCK'S SAKE. Do we need anymore proof that we've done wrong? I'm all for rooting for the underdog, taking the unpopular choice, forging your own path, but at some point you have to admit that YOU'VE FUCKED UP.

That is all, hang your head in shame and resume your Sunday.

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