Thank you that you finally started the disciplinary proceedings against Simunic and Croatian football organization. We fully support your action and wish that you come to a result soon.
Enough is enough. Simunic saying "for the homeland" and the public masses answering "ready" - and using this phrase FOUR TIMES - which was the chant during the Ustasha pro-nazi regime 1941-1945 during the World War II. Under that racist regime thousands of thousands Serbian, Jewish and Roma people were murdered by the Ustasha. Imagine, in Berlin someone of the German national football team would say in the 21st century "Sieg, heil"...this would be a great scandal and people worldwide would see it as a comeback of Nazi-time. We have to speak up loud against public hate speech wherever it is used in public. Remember, "Genocide is a process that develops in eight stages that are predictable but not inexorable. At each stage, preventive measures can stop it. The process is not linear. Logically, later stages must be preceded by earlier stages. But all stages continue to operate throughout the process." (Eight stages of Genocide, by Gregory H. Stanton)
In the last months, the new EU member state Croatia is going more and more into anti-serb attitude and handling. It is socially acceptable to destroy tables in Cyrillic letters, it is acceptable to share posters saying "Serbian family tree" and picturing a human being hanging on the tree - which associates of the fact that Serbian people, among other kinds of murder, hung on trees during the WW II - and now it seems to be acceptable that one can stay in front of a mass audience and speak out loud "for the homeland..." "ready" AND doing this FOUR TIMES. Quo vadis, Europae?!
I feel responsible to all the innocently murdered Serbian, Jewish and Roma people, they cannot speak for themselves - we have to arouse our voices that we condemn every action which can lead in the end to holocaust and genocide.
FIFA, please open your eyes and mind and say NO to racism and hate speech!
Please think about it not only punishing Simunic and the Croatian team by money penalty, think about it if you really want to have at the world football games 2014 in Brazil a pro-Ustasha football player on that games! Think about the exclusion of Simunic from the World Games in Brazil! We don't need rascist players at an international event. It would be an award for him if he would be allowed to go to Brazil!
Thank you in advance,
FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association), Tel : +41-(0)43 222 7777, Fax : +41-(0)43 222 7878.
Take disciplinary proceedings and a monetary penalty against Josip Simunic (personal) and against Croatian national football organization, suspend the Croatian team from Brazil 2014!
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Serb From U.S. Announces Legal Action Against FIFA
"There must be Justice"
Posted on November 23, 2013 by Grey Carter
After the latest neo Nazi incident, the informal talks among Serbian diaspora circles about possible lawsuits against FIFA, UEFA and even EU have begun, because of “continuous allowance, or improper sanctioning of acts which glorify Nazism and the Ustasha movement”, as can be seen on some social networks.
Also most of Serbs are aware that Croatia is under the protection of Germany, and that Germany as a superpower will not allow that Croatia be drastically punished, although Germany, for a similar greeting (“Sieg Heil!”) at i.e. Allianz Arena would probably punish the perpetrators with many years in prison. The lack of public condemnation by the European Union makes individuals think that the EU promotes such behavior.
In order to finally reach justice and prevent further fascistic accidents, with hope that everything will not end only in media coverage, one Serb from the U.S., Ranko Tutulugzdija, sent an open letter to FIFA, in which he announces a lawsuit against them and other organizations.
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