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2012年3月15日星期四

英基外籍童怒踼亞州童事件被外媒描繪為「反白人情緒」

School football incident sparks Hong Kong race row

2012-03-15 16:00 AFP (法新社

A violent incident in a school football match in Hong Kong has sparked an ugly race row after a video was posted online showing a Caucasian boy kicking an Asian opponent in the head.

Parents of the Asian boy filed a police complaint after the weekend's under-12 game between ESF Lions and Kitchee Escola descended into chaos, with fathers and the ESF coach engaged in an angry on-field altercation.

A video of the match showing the 10-year-old ESF player making contact with the Kitchee boy's head has been viewed more than 50,000 times and generated a torrent of often racist commentary against "gweilos", or Caucasians.

"These are English Men ... Shame of mankind!" wrote one viewer on the YouTube website.

Others called the coach and mainly Caucasian players for the English Schools Foundation (ESF) team "animals" and "white scum", and demanded the government stop subsidising the English-language school system.

"The Hong Kong government should cancel its funding of the ESF. Gweilos should leave Hong Kong immediately," said one user.

"Gweilo" means "ghost man" in Cantonese and is often used as derogatory slang to describe people of European decent.

Other commentators however said the incident was bad enough without the racist abuse on the Internet.

"I am not sure what is worse, the coach, the young thug, the refs or the tirade of racist comments in this thread," wrote another viewer.

But at least one commentator said the ESF boy may have misjudged his kick and not meant to hurt his opponent.

An ESF-affiliated company that organised the match asked a lawyer to contact the suspected uploader of the video, one of the Kitchee boys' parents, to ask them to take down the YouTube video.

"I understand that the parent of the injured child has referred the matter to the police and we will cooperate fully with any police investigation," ESF chief executive Heather Du Quesnay said in a letter to parents Thursday.

She expressed concern for the injury to the Kitchee child but said the video clips should be "closed down because of the distress that the offensive comments were causing to the ESF Lions player and his family".

"Appropriate action will be taken to deal with this incident, but, as we do that, we have also to ensure that criticism of a 10-year-old who made a serious mistake does not get out of hand," she wrote.

Representatives of the Kitchee team had no immediate comment, and would not identify the nationality of the boy who was kicked.

The clip was still viewable on Thursday at

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfxZL-Dl8Wc

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3 則留言:

匿名 說...

香港個名臭哂啦!!
一日都係d家長唔夠包容所致既

匿名 說...

我唔知邊個傻西在 youtube post 埋尐咁 on9 咁 racist 的言論。香港人其實係仇富,仇恨不公義,唔係仇外。你可以鬧英基球隊不負責任,但係唔可以鬧趕鬼佬出去。同埋香港宜家最需要外國人支持,點解仲有人可以走出黎倒米?

匿名 說...

What HKnese people need now is advanced knowledge, quality information, and modern technology. All these can be learned albeit with a lot of effort, especially for HKers who are unprepared for the new knowledge-based economy. As a result, it seems that many HKers indiscriminately embrace all western bull shit to the point of self-mutilation, to make up for their inadequacies. To the point of denying racism when they clearly see racism.
As the son of a police officer who worked for colonialism I am myself a beneficiary of this kind of betrayal. But I'm trying to help fellow HKnese people to see where the problem is.
There is no easy way to overcome backwardness, but the easy way is wrong.