Monthly Archives: May 2019

How a fake story about Cristiano Ronaldo donating €1.5 million to Palestinians for Ramadan spread

Poster of Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo and Palestinian Ahmed Dawabsha, 5, who met in Spain in 2016 one year after Dawabsha survived an arson attack on his West Bank home in Duma, in which both of his parents and infant brother were killed by Israeli extremists. The poster reads in Arabic, ““Thanks Madrid .. Thanks Ronaldo,” Yarmouk Stadium, Gaza City, March 27, 2016 | Ashraf Amra

By Nicolas Sawaya*

Did Cristiano Ronaldo really donate €1.5 million to Palestinians for Ramadan? The short answer: no. The long answer, however, is more interesting. Continue reading

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Canadian soccer players pledge part of their salaries to Common Goal movement

Erin McLeod

Canada goalkeeper Erin McLeod waves to fans after defeating Switzerland 1-0 in a FIFA Women’s World Cup round of 16 soccer match in Vancouver on June 21, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

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This Day. English football salutes Nazi Germany

1938.English Soccer Team.Berlin

On this day, 14 May 1938, the players of the England football team raised their arms to give the Nazi “Heil Hitler” salute before a match in Berlin. They had been ordered to do so directly by the British Foreign Office. Reportedly the players at first refused, until the British ambassador and Football Association secretary intervened and ordered them to do so. At the time the British government had signed an agreement with Hitler permitting his annexation of parts of Czechoslovakia, and much of the British ruling class supported the dictatorships of Hitler, Mussolini and Franco as bulwarks against communism.

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A victory for baseball

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Rugby eliminated as high school sport in Nova Scotia

Note: Since this story was published, rugby has been reinstated Continue reading

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