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What was Bosnich's salute to Spurs fans?

An ill thought-out joke
19 (95%)
A crime worthy of the gallows
1 (5%)

Total Members Voted: 20

Voting closed: October 14, 2006, 01:11:14 PM

Author Topic: Mark Bosnich  (Read 21901 times)

Offline Yossarian

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« on: October 14, 2006, 11:02:38 AM »
In The Guardian today there's a piece by Sir Brian Little on Bosnich's infamous salute to the Spurs fans. Quite well written by Sir Brian, IMO. So was it a silly prank gone wrong made by a talented keeper who lacked the common sense gene or was it the most heinous of crimes by a blatant closet Nazi who should have been hung?

Offline Chris Harte

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« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2006, 11:05:53 AM »
Prank.

Why don't you turn this into a poll?

Offline Yossarian

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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2006, 01:11:53 PM »
Quote from: "Chris Harte"
Prank.

Why don't you turn this into a poll?


Done

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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2006, 04:08:22 PM »
He was waving to his mates in the stand and scratching his nose at the same time. :-

Offline FarEastVilla

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Re: Mark Bosnich
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2006, 08:47:21 PM »
Quote from: "Barton"
In The Guardian today there's a piece by Sir Brian Little on Bosnich's infamous salute to the Spurs fans. Quite well written by Sir Brian, IMO. So was it a silly prank gone wrong made by a talented keeper who lacked the common sense gene or was it the most heinous of crimes by a blatant closet Nazi who should have been hung?


any idea of we can read it onlie?

Offline damon loves JT

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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2006, 09:15:58 PM »
Robert Graves said that a true Englishman is prepared to make a joke about anything - even his own death.

But for something to qualify as a piss-take there has to be a reasonable chance that the piss-takee will see the funny side.

Jews very rarely find jokes about Nazis funny. Unless you're Mel Brooks.

And Bosnich - being of Croatian descent - was on slightly dodgy ground to start with. In WWII Croatia was well behind Hitler, for its own grubby nationalist reasons.

A Croatian ex-girlfriend of mine once got a call from her mother, telling her to go out and buy the paper - on page 3 there was a photograph of her grandfather, `when he was young, looking very handsome.'

She went out and got the paper and found the picture. It was from 1941. Grandad was in SS uniform and receiving a medal from Hitler...

Offline Beijing Villan

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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2006, 09:37:53 PM »
Bloody hell. I've been away from the UK a long time. When I was last home page three had chicks whipping out their waps, now it's Nazis. I know the current bun was always a bit right wing but....

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Re: Mark Bosnich
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2006, 12:41:15 AM »
Quote from: "FarEastVilla"
Quote from: "Barton"
In The Guardian today there's a piece by Sir Brian Little on Bosnich's infamous salute to the Spurs fans. Quite well written by Sir Brian, IMO. So was it a silly prank gone wrong made by a talented keeper who lacked the common sense gene or was it the most heinous of crimes by a blatant closet Nazi who should have been hung?


any idea of we can read it onlie?


Don't thonk it's available

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« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2006, 06:53:09 PM »
Didn't he do the salute to the fans because he'd knocked Klinsman out on the previous meeting.

It was only after the event someone told him Spurs fans were traditionally Jewish.

 


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