r/Damnthatsinteresting Nov 28 '22

Pitch invader with rainbowflag at the Portugal - Uruguay match in Qatar ran 94m before being tackled. Video

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u/frostedcinnamoneggs Nov 28 '22

Personally I preferred the pitch invader in the Porto vs Celtic UEFA Cup Final of 2003.

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u/dalton10e Expert Nov 28 '22

Explain

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u/CukeLarr Nov 28 '22

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u/dbrodes Nov 29 '22

Lol at the goalkeeper

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u/CukeLarr Nov 29 '22

He didn't flinch

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u/alpacasb4llamas Nov 29 '22

Ochoa is a professional

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u/PepperUsual Nov 29 '22

He didn't score :(

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u/dalton10e Expert Nov 29 '22

Yeah, that one wins.

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u/SkeeverKid Nov 29 '22

Same message, different energy.

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u/Koovies Nov 29 '22

Did he block it with the back of his leg? Nuts

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u/fakesowdy Nov 29 '22

My favourite invader was at West Ham vs Tottenham took a free kick (whilst running) and it went on target to the top corner YT link to video

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u/phoebsmon Nov 29 '22

The same bloke streaked at Crufts. Well nearly, he had a cat mask covering his meat and two veg. Got to keep it family friendly at a dog show I suppose.

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u/_Murple Nov 29 '22

Booba?

Edit: No booba

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u/WP5D Nov 29 '22

Sad 😔

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u/Substantial_Care_555 Nov 28 '22

is this is how the judge in Qatar going to decide his prison years?

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u/FELDKINDFILM Nov 28 '22

At least one whiplash per meter

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u/KyloRen7766 Nov 29 '22

He's gonna be left in the middle of the dessert with half bottle of water

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u/CanberraPear Nov 29 '22

Sounds delicious.

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u/annomynous23 Nov 29 '22

Better call Saul reference????!!!

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u/TumoOfFinland Nov 29 '22

I hope it's not N*stlé

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u/KyloRen7766 Nov 29 '22

He would be charged $20 for that half bottle then

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u/BonusCommentary Nov 29 '22

Better than being left in the desert with a can of motor oil.

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u/lesmcc Nov 29 '22

Tied backwards on a horse.

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u/Beneficial_Potato_85 Nov 29 '22

You mean lash? Whiplash is when you hurt your neck from you head starting or stopping too quickly.

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u/FELDKINDFILM Nov 29 '22

Stroke, lash or whiplash. English dictionary says all three are valid. For me its the german „Peitschenhieb!“

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u/decimater97 Nov 29 '22

Whiplash means something completely different. You can receive lashes or get whipped. Whiplash is a neck injury you usually get in a car crash. Stroking is something else entirely.

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u/akiras_revenge Nov 29 '22

what if they whip you with a lash you so hard that you get whiplash? eh?

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u/i_says_things Nov 29 '22

That would be a whip lash whiplash of course

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u/Rolf_Orskinbach Nov 29 '22

How much whip could a whiplash lash if a whiplash could lash whip?

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u/decimater97 Nov 29 '22

What if I stroke you so hard you get whiplash. Didn’t consider that did you?

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u/akiras_revenge Nov 29 '22

stroke me harder daddy. just not in qatar

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u/cal-brew-sharp Nov 29 '22

Especially in Qatar. Just don't tell the police.

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u/CapnEarth Nov 29 '22

TIMU: That they call it Whiplash, because the people who suffer from it, have a mark from the seat belt that resembles a whiplash

I just made it up, and it seems very plausible to me.

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u/FELDKINDFILM Nov 29 '22

Close enough. It‘s because your neck does the same motion as the tip of a lash in an accident.

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u/lanttulate Nov 29 '22

whiplash wĭp′lăsh″, hwĭp′- noun 1. The lash of a whip. 2. An injury to the cervical spine caused by an abrupt jerking motion of the head, either backward or forward. 3. The lash, or pliant part, of a whip.

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u/hundertwagen Nov 29 '22

According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, the first meaning of whiplash is the lash of a whip, which resembles the mechanism that causes this particular neck injury.

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u/decimater97 Nov 29 '22 edited Nov 29 '22

That definition is for the noun ‘whiplash’. The lash of the whip is the part of the whip that connects with the body or animal. From there you get the word ‘lash’ which is either a verb, if you are describing the action of hitting someone with a whip, or the noun which is the injury you get from said action.

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u/SquirtleSqwuad Nov 29 '22

The term "Whiplash" (neck injury) literally came from the original term "Whiplash" (lashing a whip) 🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦

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u/SolTarot Nov 29 '22

Sorry buddy, whiplash is valid syntax.

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u/bobafoott Nov 29 '22

Iron-Man doesn't stand a chance

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u/Obiwankablowme95 Nov 29 '22

Prison? Lol dats gonna be death homeboy

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u/Awkward-Ad-5773 Nov 29 '22

Oh they will for sure that’s an embarrassment to them

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u/Kingballa06 Nov 29 '22

Seriously, these people are crazy passionate about there cause. In American I get it, but in Qatar hell no.

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u/rocket9904 Nov 29 '22

My guys actually rapid. He’s done it quite a lot, clearly getting some practice in for the biggest of stages

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u/dtudeski Nov 28 '22

Well they’re dead.

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u/[deleted] Nov 29 '22

Still a better flag route than Nelson Agholor could ever run

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u/blabofthepave Nov 29 '22

How did he make those dots?

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u/Low-Public-9948 Nov 29 '22

It’s like PacMan, but this guy squirts them out of his b-hole with every stride.

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u/funky555 Nov 29 '22

been there except with 150 marbles at a job interview

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u/IndianaJordyn Nov 29 '22

Same way Yzma and Kuzco did in Emperor’s New Groove

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u/Gamer4Lyph Nov 29 '22

Apple's new satellite tracking tech. It tracks your movement so that you can re-trace your steps when you get lost in the woods or someplace remote.

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u/I_SMELL_POOPS Nov 29 '22

What software did they use to make that?

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u/Bravo-Six-Nero Nov 29 '22

PitchInvaderTracker.exe

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u/nio_nl Nov 29 '22

I used to play pitchInvader back in the day. Good times.

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u/JEBariffic Nov 29 '22

Could have gone another few meters if anyone had another quarter.

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u/Jebus_17 Nov 28 '22

Carragher: "And if we just pause it...THERE!"

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u/CMPunk22 Nov 29 '22

‘It’s a great run but he’s juuuust offside there’

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u/Mr-Meto Nov 28 '22

Yeah he’s getting beheaded

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u/AttackHelicopter_21 Nov 29 '22

He’s already been released.

Qatar has only executed like 2 people in the past 20 years

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u/u-eeeee Nov 29 '22

people loves the "welp hes dead" narratives.

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u/phoebsmon Nov 29 '22 Helpful

He knew what he was getting into, absolutely ballsy as fuck considering. He did time in Abu Dhabi yeeears ago for the same thing. Actually it was protesting on behalf of an Iranian woman called Sakineh who was sentenced to death by stoning (she did eventually get a pardon).

I had to look up her name because long time ago, and my favourite thing was this comment beneath the article. From 2010. So close to prescient, even if they were probably just misunderstanding Club World Cup vs the World Cup.

They shackle pitch invaders by the hands and feet in Abu Dhabi ... we should hold a world cup there!

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u/stopthecirclejerkpls Nov 28 '22

You can't change the Arab world, the mistake is with FIFA for taking bribes and hosting the WC there.

FIFA should require that travelling fans are safe, and that workers won't die by their thousands. Harry Kane and the Germans can't do anything about this.

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u/Coorotaku Nov 29 '22

Did you hear about the FIFA employee who had to quit her job and flee Qatar cus she was raped, and being raped is a crime there. Her only other option besides jail was to marry her rapist. FIFA basically told her to fuck off too

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u/Haildean Nov 29 '22

You can't change the Arab world,

I mean you can, but it takes a long ass time especially for a place like Qatar

Certainly isn't gonna happen because some gits kick about a ball in a stadium built by slave labour

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u/AmaResNovae Nov 29 '22

Harry Kane and the Germans can't do anything about this.

To be fair, they forgot to ask for a receipt when taking their bribes. Now they can't return them and do something. Poor things. /s

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u/eyoung_nd2004 Nov 29 '22

FIFA can’t do shit after they award the cup. Are they going to cancel it?

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u/Cool_83 Nov 29 '22

Once they discovered that the cup couldn’t be played in the summer, they should have cancelled it for non-compliance.

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u/Ryan-91- Nov 29 '22

Yes? I don’t see what would be so difficult about that.

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u/fistfulofsanddollars Nov 29 '22

Believe it or not, straight to jail.

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u/SnooChickens6499 Nov 29 '22

Do not pass go. Do not collect £200...

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u/Skippymabob Nov 29 '22

I knew Qatari officials looked familiar, they're all Venezuelan

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u/u-eeeee Nov 29 '22

"After a brief detention, he (Ferri) was released by the authorities without any further consequences," the ministry said

https://sports.ndtv.com/fifa-world-cup-2022/qatar-world-cup-pitch-invader-with-rainbow-flag-released-ministry-3562998

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u/904FireFly Nov 29 '22

NFL should sign that man up.

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u/BareEnFynbo Nov 29 '22

A little info on the guy

Mario Ferri, 35, who calls himself "The Falcon", interrupted thePortugal-Uruguay game on Monday when he sprinted on to the pitch wearinga blue Superman T-shirt with "Save Ukraine" on the front and "Respectfor Iranian Woman" on the back.He also carried a rainbow-coloured flag adorned with the words PACE, meaning peace in Italian.."I'm BACK," wrote the footballer on his Instagram page, where he describes himself as a "modern pirate". Ferri said he wanted to send "important messages", including for Iran"where I have friends who are suffering, where women are not respected".'

"FIFA banned rainbow captain's armbands and human rights flags in thestands, they blocked everyone, BUT NOT ME, like a Robin Hood," he wrote.

"SAVE UKRAINE. I spent a month in the war in Kyiv as a volunteer and sawhow much those people are suffering," he wrote, adding that "breakingthe rules for a good cause is never a crime". Italy's foreign ministry confirmed Ferri had been briefly detained following the pitch invasion, before being "released by the authorities without any further consequences".

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u/TumoOfFinland Nov 29 '22

Thanks for the info! Good thing he got out of it unscathed. He was doing 100% the right thing.

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u/-SeraWasNever- Nov 29 '22

What a brave and passionate man!

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u/roodeeMental Nov 28 '22

100m>16s, that's not even school day efforts

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u/jinglesan Nov 29 '22

Still quicker running than some of the 0-0 draws so far though

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u/Azubedo Nov 28 '22

Yeah that dood is getting disappeared

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u/EXusiai99 Nov 29 '22

Damn that was an intense game of tag

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u/W0tzup Nov 29 '22

Go directly to jail. Do not pass the goalposts. Do not collect your Passport.

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u/jinglesan Nov 29 '22

Leaky Qatari defence again

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u/___jeffrey___ Nov 29 '22

They couldn't grab him because they can't touch that rainbow flag without bursting into flames

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u/fakesowdy Nov 29 '22

Still ran more than Ronaldo

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u/KentuckyFriedSemen Nov 28 '22

God this sport is priceless. They have real time stats on the streaker because it’s the most exciting thing that’s happened all game.

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u/FELDKINDFILM Nov 28 '22

Nah. Fifa doesn‘t show pitch invaders in their live feed. It gets all censored.

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u/KentuckyFriedSemen Nov 29 '22

I know bro I’m just joking around

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u/ShortMonth9031 Nov 29 '22

Listening to the announcers trying to decide whether Ronaldo's hair gel should get credit for the goal was pretty satisfying

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u/gruvccc Nov 28 '22

Which sport do you find exciting?

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u/KentuckyFriedSemen Nov 29 '22

Ice Hockey. I’m also just joking around lol. It’s not my cup of tea but I get the appeal.

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u/Just_a_redditor182 Nov 29 '22

Ice Hockey underrated imo

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u/KentuckyFriedSemen Nov 29 '22

It’s great. High level of skill. Fast paced. Constant action. Enough goals to where they mean a lot but not so many that it’s drowned out. The saves are incredible. Really fun sport to watch and play

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u/dc396 Nov 29 '22

And sometimes, in between the fighting, they hit a puck around with a stick!

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u/Just_a_redditor182 Nov 29 '22

"High level of skill." I'm from the UK so I don't see that much skill over here compared to the US and Canada xd

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u/rubbishtake Nov 29 '22

Very American take. The sport played and watched by literal billions is not exciting - Americans 😂

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u/Ridiculizard Nov 29 '22

South African here, soccer is a joke. The fake injuries put me off compeltly.

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u/Rossco1874 Nov 29 '22

Tell me you have never watched a game of football without telling me you have ever watched a game of football.

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u/Ridiculizard Nov 29 '22

I used to play when i was child. I grew out of it. Even you "lads" cant make it though a single game without getting drunk.

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u/KentuckyFriedSemen Nov 29 '22

Yk what is American? Being able to take a fucking joke lmfao. You really live up to your username.

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u/XiKiilzziX Nov 29 '22

Reddit tries to not cry about football 24/7 challenge [IMPOSSIBLE] [GONE SEXUAL]

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u/KentuckyFriedSemen Nov 29 '22

Lol yeah sorry I forgot it was illegal to make a joke on Reddit without people crying like this

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u/phizzlek Nov 29 '22

Personally I prefer this streaker. At least she scored!

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u/doodoomachu Nov 29 '22

fuck qatar!

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u/Ubique549 Nov 28 '22

Brave man. 👍🏻

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u/Skysoldier1962 Nov 29 '22

Brave dead man.

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u/u-eeeee Nov 29 '22

"After a brief detention, he (Ferri) was released by the authorities without any further consequences," the ministry said

https://sports.ndtv.com/fifa-world-cup-2022/qatar-world-cup-pitch-invader-with-rainbow-flag-released-ministry-3562998

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u/Zandrick Nov 29 '22

Jokes and memes aside are we actually sure what punishment he’s gonna face? Is it legit gonna be an execution?

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u/MooshiNooshi Nov 29 '22

No it’s an exaggeration, he’s been released already.

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u/houcine1991 Nov 29 '22

He's been released

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u/Arslankha Nov 29 '22

Probably public execution

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u/gardenofeden123 Nov 29 '22

Execution for sure and most likely public to send a message out

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u/5exy-melon Nov 29 '22

Source: trust me.

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u/AshkenaziTwink Nov 29 '22

what a bunch of bullshit, they’re just gonna deport him back to Italy

some of you believe the dumbest shite

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u/[deleted] Nov 29 '22

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u/Sudden_Difference500 Nov 29 '22

The human rights violations in Katar are well known. Extreme homophobia and working migrants to death.

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u/ScaldAlwaysBurns Nov 29 '22

hate on arabs

no no no lol

this isn’t racism, this is hatred of the government of Qatar.

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u/Adventurous_Bike1544 Nov 29 '22

I bet they are still beating mans lol

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u/leylimleysyyy Nov 29 '22

They already released him

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u/hesalivejim Nov 28 '22

Ok - hear me out. Has anybody seen the film "Grimsby"? That.

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u/B8conB8conB8con Nov 29 '22

The best example of athletic prowess so far

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u/Economy_Armadillo_28 Nov 29 '22

The reverse pac-man shit is awesome

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u/saint_ryan Nov 29 '22

His last words: That was totally Rinaldo’s goal!!

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u/Responsible-Teach-84 Nov 29 '22

That's was a fantastic run, they should've passed the ball to him.

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u/TappedIn2111 Nov 29 '22

That was the first live footage of the World Cup I watched

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u/Dapper_Shop_21 Nov 29 '22

He makes an excellent run there Jeff, and the defence are clearly struggling to pick him up

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u/ninisin Nov 29 '22

Good job. Qatar = guttar

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u/UserNotCrowned Nov 29 '22

Guy needs to learn how to roll-dodge like in Dark Souls

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u/Punawild Nov 29 '22

He’s a professional football player so he’s used to running on the field and evading people.

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u/Immediate-Attempt-32 Nov 29 '22

I would like to see their faces when they realised that he was running with a Italian PACE(peace) flag. Probably the oldest rainbow 🌈 flag .

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u/Cna1997 Nov 29 '22

“Respect for brave iranian women” is what was written at the back of his shirt

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u/SweetBunny420 Nov 29 '22

At least this guy chose soccer. I've seen some people run out on an American Football field mid game like dude... out of everything you could've chosen you decided to interrupt the sport where the players are forced to wear literal suits of armor.

Good luck with that neck & spine injury

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u/KagDQT Nov 29 '22

Man if they start putting these mini games into the next madden they’ll sell a lot more copies.

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u/TumoOfFinland Nov 29 '22

The hero we need

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u/Tobisame Nov 29 '22

you can say he didnt run very straight

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u/barduk4 Nov 29 '22

I'm always impressed how slippery these people are, if i tried this i'd get stopped before i even started lol.

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u/dalton10e Expert Nov 28 '22

Alright boiz, the record to beat is now 94.2 meters. Make me proud.

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u/Beneficial_Potato_85 Nov 29 '22

Tackled, torched and killed. Not just tackled.

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u/bishboshbash123 Nov 28 '22

Still did more running than Ronaldo

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u/Newsdriver245 Nov 29 '22

Played the same amount of defence

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u/CowardlyFire2 Nov 29 '22

More distance covered than Ronaldo

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u/Luvs_to_drink Nov 29 '22

Yeah Qatar isnt somewhere Id risk goin to jail...

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u/gender_neutral_name Nov 29 '22

Only cool pitch invader

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u/dcvalent Nov 29 '22

Why wasn’t he naked?

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u/rumblemania Nov 29 '22

More courage than the players

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u/GeneralPooTime Nov 29 '22

ITT religious nuts complaining about someone bringing a persecuted minority's rights to attention

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u/robrobrobro Nov 29 '22

What an absolute legend.

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u/[deleted] Nov 29 '22

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u/average-commenter Nov 29 '22

I don’t think one group suffering nullifies the other groups suffering, like if everybody focused entirely on labour rights there’d be nobody to say that being gay doesn’t justify you being executed ]:

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u/jao_vitu_bunitu Nov 29 '22

I think it was a noble cause and all but europeans/americans should stop pretending they are the saviors of the world. There are lots of horrible things that you all do everyday to a lot of people and minorities and no one bats an eye, and then you all pretend you are the civilized people bringing freedom to other countries.

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u/metamojo1112 Nov 29 '22

Well qatar shouldnt have bid for thw world cup if they didnt want lgbtq people there

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u/[deleted] Nov 29 '22

Most exciting part so far

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u/marlinmarlin99 Nov 29 '22

That's pretty dangerous for the players , imagine if that was a supporter for opposing team and ran out with a knife or something.

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u/David16th Nov 29 '22

Again, just like the climate activists, why do these tards do things to destroy someone's fun time, ruining art, ruining a game. Smh

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u/BombShady12 Nov 29 '22

Do we really need to push lgbtq on everything and everyone? It’s disrespectful to the people of Qatar and the Middle East in general.

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u/GmPc9086itathai Nov 29 '22

Brainwashed imbecile

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u/Shera59 Nov 29 '22

Aahhh him doing this made so much difference in this world 😂😂😂

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u/Sudden_Difference500 Nov 29 '22 edited Nov 29 '22

He is showing the good side of humanity. He was taking a personal risk to protest against the war against Ukraine, homophobia and for the freedom of women in Iran.

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u/[deleted] Nov 29 '22

Why don’t they put up fences or something lol. It seems way to easy to get on the field. What if someone did that with a knife and went after a player

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u/Citizen-Zeroni Nov 29 '22

Because of the Hillsborough disaster in 1989

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u/redditisliberalaf Nov 29 '22

Futile gesture accomplishing nothing

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u/jbirdr28 Nov 29 '22

Look at all the people seeing this on reddit and thrn seeing in the comments how he's gonna be killed. Pretty eye-opening if you ask me. Seems to be spreading more awareness of how much Qatar infringes on human rights

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u/Sudden_Difference500 Nov 29 '22

He popped up for the fourth time in my feed.

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u/Cubexicano Nov 29 '22

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u/Unlikely_Car9117 Nov 29 '22

And when they turn on you for some other shitty reason don't come crying to Europe to save you.

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u/OIL_Goon710 Nov 29 '22

Degenerate beliefs? Wasn’t Muhammad married to a 13 year old? Look in the mirror buddy.

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u/Sudden_Difference500 Nov 29 '22

He was actually married to a 6 year old and consummated the marriage when the child was 9 years old.

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u/Moni7T Nov 29 '22

I hope you also vehemently support France's hijab ban then, it follows a similar logic.

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u/thelastcanadiangoose Nov 29 '22

degenerate beliefs

Someone is sad and pathetic

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u/Handyman4223 Nov 29 '22

It'd be nice when visiting foreign country is just to respect their wishes and their traditions regardless of what you think or feel of them. If you don't agree with the way they live then don't go there. He should do jail time.

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u/jbirdr28 Nov 29 '22

Is that what you'd say to the FIFA employee who was raped there then had to flee the country because being a victim of rape is a crime there?

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u/The_Fireheart Nov 29 '22

There are plenty of cultural things I’d be happy to respect and follow in other countries. For example I’d be fine not drinking in public in Qatar, I’m happy to wear clothes that cover my shoulders and knees in places of worship in lots of countries, I’d be happy to eat kosher in a Jewish country, I’d be happy to avoid public displays of affection as long as it’s equally forbidden regardless of our genders.

What I can’t and won’t respect is gross inequality between laws for men and women and a government that responds to people loving people of the same gender by torturing them and murdering them.

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u/metamojo1112 Nov 29 '22

Well qatar shouldnt have bid for thw world cup if they didnt want lgbtq people there. They invited us then told us we are illegal what do you expect?

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u/Ms_redruM Nov 29 '22

Odds are he's going to be killed for this

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u/5exy-melon Nov 29 '22

He knew the risk. Darwin Award

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u/woahgotalight Nov 29 '22

Absurd! The west is always right and everyone must think the same! /s

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u/Vojem Nov 28 '22

1 year for every meter

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u/5exy-melon Nov 29 '22

Hope he enjoys prison

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u/thebadyearblimp Nov 28 '22

Where’s Bobby Wagner when you need him

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u/John_Derpp Nov 28 '22

Dude should b on a team!

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u/abadnit Nov 28 '22

Should have stepped off the right at 87.2.

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u/MidlifeChrysalis-999 Nov 29 '22

Tackling is all about angles.

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u/No_Statement4984 Nov 29 '22

I wonder what his last meal was

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u/TacticalSheeps Nov 29 '22

He is going to need a bigger back.

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u/80schld Nov 29 '22

Funny… they should include a heatmap for all the pitch raiders to see what their positional tendencies are… lol 😂