Saturday, August 19, 2006

Criticism of Russian Bigshots is "Racism"?

The chairman of a British soccer club recently referred to the owners of a rival club as "a bunch of shysters from Siberia". "Shyster" is British slang for someone operating on the margins of legality. Predatory lawyers are often referred to as shysters. Since the owners of the rival club are in fact Russian "oligarchs", the comment would seem to have some justification but a complaint has nonetheless been lodged saying that the comment is "racist" Details here.

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