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Old 07-30-2012, 05:21 PM   #1
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breaking the rules and wearing an aboriginal flag on a t shirt into the ring, hooper beat the big mouthed yank 13 to 11.

good shit....both ways.
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:43 PM   #2
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Fell asleep last night, any one got a link to the video?

Woods did well in his flyweight bout but faded after the first round. Still thought he had it in the bag but thats boxing.
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Old 07-30-2012, 07:14 PM   #3
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I'm happy Hooper is proud to be Aboriginal and representing Aboriginal people at the olympics but come one Damo!! such a prestige event knowing it could lead to suspensions and protests of his win and what not.

best to leave that stuff till later... just take an aboriginal flag with you to the medal ceremony or something.

The entire Aboriginal community which includes myself is already proud of him. no need to risk the Olympic sanctions!

Also where were the Aus team officials in the whole matter? should they have not stopped him wearing the shirt before it became an issue?
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Old 07-30-2012, 07:19 PM   #4
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I'm happy Hooper is proud to be Aboriginal and representing Aboriginal people at the olympics but come one Damo!! such a prestige event knowing it could lead to suspensions and protests of his win and what not.

best to leave that stuff till later... just take an aboriginal flag with you to the medal ceremony or something.

The entire Aboriginal community which includes myself is already proud of him. no need to risk the Olympic sanctions!

Also where were the Aus team officials in the whole matter? should they have not stopped him wearing the shirt before it became an issue?
It shouldn't be an issue, it's the olympics, not a concentration camp..
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It shouldn't be an issue, it's the olympics, not a concentration camp..
My thoughts exactly
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My thoughts exactly
I mean seriously, lighten up people... Did he offend anyone?? did he do anything wrong? I seriously cant see what the problem is.
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Old 07-30-2012, 07:42 PM   #7
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It shouldn't be an issue, it's the olympics, not a concentration camp..
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:03 PM   #8
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I mean seriously, lighten up people... Did he offend anyone?? did he do anything wrong? I seriously cant see what the problem is.
What is with the Aussie media and whinging about nothing

What about Monk and Darcy posing at a rifle range, the media made out like they killed somebody

It's about time the media stop putting all their focus on swimming and put a bit into Boxing. We should have a great team every olympics but the kids of today have no idea it exists.
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Agree 100%.
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:23 PM   #10
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True, but unfortunately they are the rules...... although i don't agree

What happens if other athletes start wearing religious or other political messages ?

It seems pedantic i know, but there must be a blanket rule to cover everyone.

Alan Jones on the radio this morning went mental over Hooper wearing the T shirt. He brought up all the other trouble the kid had been in and started going on about how he has a chip on his shoulder when in reality he is being funded a lot better off then some other Australians...... He called him ungrateful



Like Whipsy said above it shouldnt be an issue but rules are rules.
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:28 PM   #11
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I don't know how far he'll get in the Olympics but I think he'll make a good pro. Australia may have someone to look for because of his ability and personality. One to watch, maybe?
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Stupid rules don't deserve any consideration. Good on him I say.

I reckon his next shirt should say "Alan Jones is c?nt!"
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:33 PM   #13
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It shouldn't be an issue, it's the olympics, not a concentration camp..
Be interesting to know the thoughts of others, competitors and international viewers....to be expecting a competitor to come out representing a country on the worlds greatest sporting stage and use it to make a statement.....wonder if it would be seen as disrespectful? It does send a message that is mixed. He was interviewed earlier and he said he was as proud of his white culture as was he of his aboriginal so it seems at odds to want to use this to make comment about one part of his heritage being more valued than the other.
Simply, why would you do it? Aren't we grown up enough to be embracing all cultures that make up this country without having to disregard team unity and olympic codes to make what would now be seen as fairly petty statements about your genetics. He wouldn't be at the peak of his sport representing his country with the support of this nations people and without having the same opportunities as everybody else.....it will be such a pitty for a childish stunt to over shadow his achievements to date and possibly his greatest of his life.

That being said it didn't bother me either, but why do it, what for? Now this will be talked about and not his boxing.....the thing that unites everbody and the sole reason he is there is for sporting achievemnet to represent this country. Doesn't make sense, want to make a political statement, become a politician.....go to the olympics and concentrate on being an athlete.
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:59 PM   #14
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One thing it might do especially if he got a medal, and that is build his profile in Australia.... might help when he goes on to be a pro

All he needs now is Mundine to come out and support him and the general public will really turn against him
Well he supported that Stefensen guy so he will be all over this.
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:33 PM   #15
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'they' are afraid of political statements at big events. ever see a political banner at the footy or cricket?

so they even try and stop these small incidents as they can lead to bigger statements.
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