Algerian player slaps female reporter after game

Submitted by Bosch on June 23rd, 2010 at 2:45 PM

http://g.sports.yahoo.com/soccer/world-cup/news/algeria-star-slaps-fema…

While walking through the interview zone, Saifi spotted writer Asma Halimi, who works for Algerian newspaper Competition, and struck her with his open hand in front of dozens of witnesses. Halimi responded by striking the player in the mouth.

Hopefully, this was caught on tape.  Double humiliation.  Hitting a woman... and then getting cuffed back by her.

Comments

Dhani Bowtie

June 23rd, 2010 at 4:43 PM ^

As an Algerian American I am really offended by your comment. Algeria is a nation made up mostly of  Muslims but we are not a country made up of extremists and a "headscarf" is not something that is forced upon anyone to wear. Please chill out on the anti-Muslim sentiment in your comments. I'd really appreciate it.

ironman4579

June 23rd, 2010 at 4:52 PM ^

I'm not going to get into a political thing here, but I don't think you can honestly say that there might not be at least a few people in Algeria who are more hardline and might be perfectly in line with the above statement.  Wearing blinders does not help anything.

 

You may respond if you wish, but I'm not going to continue the discussion, as I shouldn't have risen to the bait of politics on this board in the first place.

STW P. Brabbs

June 23rd, 2010 at 5:09 PM ^

First of all, it sounds like you don't know shit about Algeria and you're making a wild stab here.

Secondly, you're probably right that there are at least a few people in Algeria who would think this to be justified.  There are at least a few people in America who believe that those who have sex before marriage should burn in an underground pit for eternity.  And there's a long list of crazier shit than that.  That doesn't mean you should paint either country with one broad, derogatory brush. 

You sound like a bigot.

ironman4579

June 23rd, 2010 at 5:29 PM ^

Or I sound like someone making a statement about a possible minority of people in a given country.  I was simply defending jmblue because he said "SOME (THOUGH CERTAINLY NOT ALL.)  As in a minority.  Neither he nor I ever said that all Algerians are hardliners.  In fact, it wasn't even implied.  In no way, shape or form, did anyone attempt to paint an entire country or culture with, as you called it "one broad, derogatory brush." 

 

If this helps you, if I made the statement, "Some (though certainly not all) Michigan fans want Rich Rod fired."  Does that mean to you I'm saying ALL Michigan fans want RichRod fired?  If it does, I don't know what to tell you.  Actually taking the time to read and comprehend what was written helps.   

 

Again, putting blinders on to a tiny minority doing something disgusting because it's only a tiny minority doesn't help move things forward, regardless of what it is, whether muslim, christian, hindu, Jew, or freaking Wikkan.  And calling anyone that questions that minorities ideals or practices a bigot or a racist doesn't help anything either.

ironman4579

June 23rd, 2010 at 4:10 PM ^

Damn I knew I messed up somewhere.  Clearly "the" should be "tEh" and also a "SUXXORZZ" and "1!!!1!!1!!" belong in there as well so that OSU fans can understand it.  If you want to imagine how they see the world, just imagine it with that in there somewhere.

ironman4579

June 23rd, 2010 at 4:09 PM ^

I wasn't seriously upset my friend.  I just had to edit my post, and figured I'd give a reason for the edit instead of a post that said "EDIT:" or something equally brilliant.  My post was basically along the same lines as jmblue's.  I really do wish there was a quote feature on here sometimes though, like on proboards.

ThornXBL

June 23rd, 2010 at 4:48 PM ^

Any other Mass Effect fans think of Commander Shepard (renegade) decking that annoying reporter Khalisah Bint Sinan Al-Jilani?

"I'm tired of your snide insinuations!" /punch

/nerd

jtmc33

June 23rd, 2010 at 5:34 PM ^

Would you still think your picture of fighting kittens was cute and funny if you found out that the kitten on the right is now dead... and the kitten on the left is serving 20 years for forcible felony assualt and rape?

Sock's parents are still in mourning.  And Tigger's 9 siblings won't see him unitl he's 20 1/4 years old - Jesus, 8 of them will be dead by then. 

You need to think before you post photos of violence on the internet.