Comments on: German soccer team shies away from cross on jersey http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/03/22/german-soccer-team-shies-away-from-cross-on-jersey/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Richard http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/03/22/german-soccer-team-shies-away-from-cross-on-jersey/comment-page-1/#comment-13922 Thu, 23 Jul 2009 01:39:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/03/22/german-soccer-team-shies-away-from-cross-on-jersey/#comment-13922 i think the designation right own to the team, they can do any design if they don’t encroach the copy right of others. but in the fact, the design should be accepted by the fans of their team

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By: lils http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/03/22/german-soccer-team-shies-away-from-cross-on-jersey/comment-page-1/#comment-4446 Sat, 21 Jun 2008 03:23:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/03/22/german-soccer-team-shies-away-from-cross-on-jersey/#comment-4446 It’s just yet another incident where noone sees anything wrong with the design till a muslim decides it offends him that it isn’t his religious symbol used instead. I quite agree that it is PC taken too far, since the cross is an every day symbol and in case of a soccer club uniform clearly not meant to be religious.
Sadly this madness of doing everything to not offend muslims is quite common in Europe, Germany in particular.

@Mario
Well in answer to your “what next” question, it is no longer allowed to mention an offender’s nationality/cultural background(immigrants) in news reports. At the same time this same cultural background is used in court as a reason to lessen the verdict. Welcome in Germany, where the constitution(everyone is equal) is worth less than not offending immigrants or reporting the truth.

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By: Mario Schunck http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/03/22/german-soccer-team-shies-away-from-cross-on-jersey/comment-page-1/#comment-4445 Sat, 21 Jun 2008 02:45:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/03/22/german-soccer-team-shies-away-from-cross-on-jersey/#comment-4445 The Germans should stand up for there choice, what ever happened to freedom of speech, first an article, then a cartoon, now a football top!. What next? don’t get in the way of the truth, someday we will all find out.

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By: Evelyn http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/03/22/german-soccer-team-shies-away-from-cross-on-jersey/comment-page-1/#comment-4395 Wed, 18 Jun 2008 21:33:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/03/22/german-soccer-team-shies-away-from-cross-on-jersey/#comment-4395 How absurd! I didn’t even see a cross until I read this article and looked at the jersey again. The voters should have gotten what they voted for. Too many people in today’s world are a bunch of whiners who are offended by almost anything. Get over it!

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By: James Butler http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/03/22/german-soccer-team-shies-away-from-cross-on-jersey/comment-page-1/#comment-2445 Wed, 02 Apr 2008 08:27:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/03/22/german-soccer-team-shies-away-from-cross-on-jersey/#comment-2445 In that case Portsmouth FC should be banned from having a crescent moon on its jersey.

It’s all PC madness.

Considering that Christians and Jews are not permitted to display religious symbols in Muslim countries then Muslims should not have the right to tell us what we can do.

A nice big red cross on the England jersey please. It is the national symbol, or are we going to get rid of the flag of St George as well as Britannia from our coins?

Is there a special symbol for “middle class people are idiots”? I’d like to wear it.

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By: Jonny Goldberg http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/03/22/german-soccer-team-shies-away-from-cross-on-jersey/comment-page-1/#comment-2393 Thu, 27 Mar 2008 14:47:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/03/22/german-soccer-team-shies-away-from-cross-on-jersey/#comment-2393 Just because your American, Ari, doesn´t mean your opinion is better. What has been American got to do with it? Why do Americans want the whole world to know they´re Americans? You should be worrying about your own citizens shooting school kids before worrying about others. Religion should be tolerated by all. If it´s accidental or intentional, so what? Freedom of speech and all that jazz. We are near the point where we will get punished now for insulting or harming ourselves.

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By: Terry Hibbitt http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/03/22/german-soccer-team-shies-away-from-cross-on-jersey/comment-page-1/#comment-2376 Mon, 24 Mar 2008 23:03:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/03/22/german-soccer-team-shies-away-from-cross-on-jersey/#comment-2376 Lets hope they ban the players from crossing themselves as they run on the pitch! Shame on them! What about the nazi-esque eagle? Lets hope the Jewish Community doesn’t get offended!!!

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By: Bryan http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/03/22/german-soccer-team-shies-away-from-cross-on-jersey/comment-page-1/#comment-2370 Mon, 24 Mar 2008 04:57:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/03/22/german-soccer-team-shies-away-from-cross-on-jersey/#comment-2370 Do you really feel that way German Teams Say Nine? Its nein, by the way. Though I do feel it is a silly choice, as a cross is one of the most common symbols or designs in the world, its not as though they are offending Christians by not having the cross. Its going to be removed in favor of a neutral design, not a star and crescent. So you see they have chosen something that should offend no one. The only reason a Christian should feel offended is if they previously knew the cross design might have been on their and felt they deserved special treatment.

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By: Ari http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/03/22/german-soccer-team-shies-away-from-cross-on-jersey/comment-page-1/#comment-2365 Sat, 22 Mar 2008 19:02:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/03/22/german-soccer-team-shies-away-from-cross-on-jersey/#comment-2365 As an American, I support the separation of church and state. Clearly, professional sports teams are neither church nor state sponsored, but why confuse the issue? Keep jerseys simple and stay away from controversy.

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