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Old 06-26-2004, 12:15 PM   #1
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Ethics question (3)

How ethical or unethical is this !!

Suppose someone ( say A) migrates from country X to country Y. Takes citizenship of country Y. And when it is a match ( sports match like football or something) between X and Y - openly supports country X. Even the decendents of A who had citizenship of country Y by birth continue to support X in a X-Y sports encounter ( football, hockey, cricket or any other game).

So isnt this unethical ?
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I don't think it counts with teams. People usually like teams for reasons other than their location, such as certain players or an interesting story behind them or something. My husband was born and raised in CA and moved here, but he didn't switch to the Redskins, he's still a 49er fan.

I am a big fan of team loyalty, especially vs. bandwagoning (jumping on and off being a fan of a team depending on who's hot at the time) So I would say if you have always rooted for team X don't switch to team Y or you are a 'ban fan'
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I don't think so, you may be a citizen of country Y but you remain a member of X's nation and have the right retain that cultural identity - including support for your team.
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ethics and sports?


hmm
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Yeah, don't tell the NFL refs. They're more biased than people discussing politics!
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I don't think so, you may be a citizen of country Y but you remain a member of X's nation and have the right retain that cultural identity - including support for your team.
I am not talking about dual citizenship. Suppose for getting citizenship of Y you need to completely leave citizenship of X.

U2kitten - i am not talking intra-country clubs or team. I am talking about inter-country. Like USA and Mexico
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Yeah I mean nation as in like Greek Nation, you can be a citizen of a different country but you are still a Greek.
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I root for Canadian teams in hockey...is that a problem?

I think I'm going to move this to Put 'em Under Pressure, being as it's not a really hot-button political or religious issue. More people will care about it there.
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I know what you mean Acrobat. Im not too fussed out it as long as its restricted to sport.

When it starts turning into gang warfare in suburbs involving people who have never set foot in the country they are "defending" nor the one they are "attacking" - then its really wrong in my mind.
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I know what you mean Acrobat. Im not too fussed out it as long as its restricted to sport.

When it starts turning into gang warfare in suburbs involving people who have never set foot in the country they are "defending" nor the one they are "attacking" - then its really wrong in my mind.
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Well, nationality and ethnicity are two different things. I don't really get bothered by people rooting for whoever. During the World Cup, the Italians here go nuts, the Portuguese just as nuts, etc. You have to remember they grew up in homes where their fathers likely talked forever and ever about the teams and there is of course an emotional response.

Root for whomever, so long as there isn't hooliganism, I couldn't care less.
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Well, nationality and ethnicity are two different things. I don't really get bothered by people rooting for whoever. During the World Cup, the Italians here go nuts, the Portuguese just as nuts, etc. You have to remember they grew up in homes where their fathers likely talked forever and ever about the teams and there is of course an emotional response.

Root for whomever, so long as there isn't hooliganism, I couldn't care less.


Indeed. Just because you received a new citizenship, that does not mean you have to forget where you came from.
I don't see a problem in it.
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Old 06-27-2004, 07:01 AM   #13
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Even I see no problem. I was not talking about problems. I was talking about ethics. And I would prefer this thread to be moved back to FYM.
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PM a mod if you want something moved. Salome and AngelaHarlem were online a little while ago, they could still be.
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How could it ever be unethical?
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