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VIDEO: Egypt Kung Fu gold medalist suspended for wearing Rabaa sign
Kung Fu player Mohamed Youssef is to be deported and banned from his next world participation for sending a clear message of support to pro-Morsi Islamists while receiving gold medal in Russia
Mahmoud Elassal, Monday 28 Oct 2013
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Kung fu player Mohamed Youssef
Kung fu player Mohamed Youssef could be punished for wearing "Rabaa T-shirt"

For sending a political message by wearing a T-shirt publicising the pro-Morsi four-finger Rabaa sign while receiving his gold medal at the World Championship in Russia, player Mohamed Youssef has been suspended by the Egyptian Kung Fu Association from participating in the next round of the international event.

With this gesture, gold medalist Youssef demonstrated his solidarity with the hundreds who died during the mid-August forced dispersal of two Islamist protest camps held in Cairo to demand the reinstatement of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

"Kung Fu player Mohamed Youssef will be recalled from Russia due to his behavior," Egypt Kung Fu Association executive officer Gamal El-Jazzar told Ahram Arabic website.

"He will also be banned from representing Egypt in the coming Kung Fu World Championship that kicks off on 27 November in Kuala Lumpur," he concluded.

Kung fu player Mohamed Youssef

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Eman
30-10-2013 10:34am
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What if he had worn a pro-Sissy T-shirt!
If he had worn a pro-Sissy T-shirt, the coup's government would have welcomed him with a red carpet! Double standards!
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Democracia
29-10-2013 07:59pm
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Mexico 1968
I am old enough to remember the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. Two American athletes (Gold and Silver I think in 400 m run) got suspended from the US Team directly after they showed the "Black Power Fist" while the price giving ceremony. The photo went around the world. And they never again started for the US Team. I think this was ok, even I was heavily with the idea of Black Power that time, but this must be shown on another stage, not in sports and especially not in such an occasion as the price giving ceremony, where also your national anthem is played and you are a representative of all of your country.
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Democracia
30-10-2013 08:44pm
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R4BIA means...
Sorry Eman, you know as well as I know what R4BIA on the shirt (not RABAA...) means, or? "Ready for Brotherhood Independent Army"! Don't play the naive one, please! If this is not a political statement then what else? And about the 5000: Please again, we are not stupid.
Eman
30-10-2013 10:32am
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Humanistic stance not political!
I am Egyptian and I can tell you that the Rabaa sign is not a political stand. Mass murder happened at Rabaa. a5000 were killed! This is not a political stance, it is a humanistic one.
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Syed Arbab Ahmed
29-10-2013 11:07am
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No freedom
How USA and west is supporting Egypt's tyrant military, they do not even allow peaceful protest.Shame on double standards.
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Dr. Bouhaimed
29-10-2013 02:51am
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Protest
I protest against what happened to the world champion by the military coup government in Egypt
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m Sultan
28-10-2013 09:17pm
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Our champoins
this is how to deal with our champions!!!. Our champions are down not for anything but since they raise the Egyptian flag Up.
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Samir Amman
28-10-2013 09:17pm
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Deported or recalled?
I believe he was 'recalled' by the Egyptian authorities, as to be 'deported' he would have to have been expelled by the authority of the foreign land that he was in. It completely changes the feel of the headline and is quite misleading as one makes it seem like he did something wrong or illegal while abroad and the other would sound like he was an embarrassment to the country he was representing.
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tolba
28-10-2013 07:24pm
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shame shame
Would this champion face the same punishment if he was to wear a t-shirt with the CC picture on it? Big shame on the Coup Authorities!
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S
28-10-2013 06:55pm
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According to what??
The question here is, why was he punished? according to what? are there regulations stipulating that it is forbidden to display political slogans or signs? or they just decided to punish him because they want to, because they personally didnt like what he did.. which means they would've probably rewarded him should he put on El-Sisi photo!! i think this is how Egypt is run in general for decades; everyone in charge can do whatever the hec he/she wants without having rules to support the decision..
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m
28-10-2013 06:02pm
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what about egypt
You all did not think about egypt what a bout the next champion and who will represint egypt why we distroy the man and in the same time forgone his duty to egypt thanks for coup and supporters
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Ervin
28-10-2013 06:43pm
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out with him
Better alone that in bad company. If he was patriotic enough, he shouldn't have thought only of one fraction of Egypt, or better to say, some hate-mongers, when he displayed that T-shirt. A sportsman represent his country, not a political fraction. I hope it is clear and simple as the daylight.
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Khalid
28-10-2013 02:40pm
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Freedom of Speecha and Expression
The gold madelist did the wrongthing,he committed an offence.If he had picture on his shirt of Gen. CC then this would be considered loyality to Egypt,freedom of expression.This is new democratic Egypt where loyality and nationlist means your loyal to Coup commander.
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Sajjad Saleem
28-10-2013 03:56pm
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Militray and Judiciary should not engage in politics
I think more than a sportsman, it is duty of military and judiciary, not to indulge in politics but they do and pro-coup people appreciate them. So rules are only for Islamists. Seculars and Liberals have the right to break the rules, whenever they want.
Bubbly
28-10-2013 03:15pm
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Yes
Yes, in your definiation of democracy,freedom of speech and expression, respect of human right means....If we win in elections this is democracy if Islamist win this is not a democracy. If Army is involved in politics this Army duty.If Judiciary inovled in politics, issue political statements and openly take part in politics and coup this all ok. If Journalists and defame media defame the Islam and Islamic value and Islamic peronsonlities this is called freedom of Speech and expression if Islmist do the same thing then you call it incitement and hatred. You off air their TV chanels for inciting hatred.If you protest whole year against an elected president attacked and burn the Islamist party offices then this is your demcrative right but you dont give the right of protest to Islamist. You gun down your who use their right of protest but you killed them and again you call yourself the champion of democracy....Well done my secular and liberal freinds and coup supporters
Ervin
28-10-2013 02:52pm
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no
No, a sportsman should never engage in politics, while he's still practicing sport. Never mix sport with politics, because it ruins the beautiful thing which is sport. He's an opportunist, using the publicity given for his political message. If we wanted to wear it, he could have done it in another case, not while a gold medal is being handed over to him. When will you guys think with your own head? I am really appalled.

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