By Steve Dellar  |  06-24-2018   World Cup
Photo credit: The Goldwater

Tensions in the European Balkans are soaring again over the goal celebrations of two Swiss attackers during the match Switzerland – Serbia.

Swiss star strikers Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri both scored for Switzerland who beat Serbia 2-1 after a dramatic comeback.

However, Xhaka and Shaqiri, who are both of Albanian descent, made a ‘double eagle’ gesture, referring to the double headed eagle on the Albanian flag and to the Yugoslav war of the 1990s when Serbians drove out their families from their homeland and made them flee to Switzerland.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Both these two boys left <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Kosovo?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Kosovo</a> in the 1990s because of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Serbian?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Serbian</a> repression. Now it is payback time. Now for <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Switzerland?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Switzerland</a>, on behalf of Republic of Kosovo, to Serbia. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SRBSUI?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SRBSUI</a>. <a href="https://t.co/G5OEoWrWkB">pic.twitter.com/G5OEoWrWkB</a></p>&mdash; Sokol Havolli (@sokolhavolli) <a href="https://twitter.com/sokolhavolli/status/1010252058585436160?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 22, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Young Xhaka and Shaqiri saw their respective fathers imprisoned in Serbia whilst both young men developed into fine footballers over in safe Switzerland. They never forgot their heritage apparently and matchday was some sort of payback as they repeated the gesture in front of Serbian supporters after the final whistle again.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Shaqiri and Xhaka both celebrating the winner with the Albanian eagle in front of the Serbian fans. <a href="https://t.co/8KBezkMUpx">pic.twitter.com/8KBezkMUpx</a></p>&mdash; DaveBox (@BoalsGoals) <a href="https://twitter.com/BoalsGoals/status/1010251349731225600?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">22 June 2018</a></blockquote>

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The Serbs called the gestures politically motivated and have asked FIFA to investigate. Football’s governing body released a statement today, claiming that they would consider slapping a two-match ban on the Swiss attacking duo, before adding: "In relation to the same match, disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the Serbian FA for crowd disturbance and the display of political and offensive messages by Serbian fans.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup match between Serbia&amp;Switzerland, Serbian fans wearing hoodies with photos of Ratko Mladic, a convicted genocidal war criminal.<br><br>This is like if German fans wore shirts with Adolf Hitler and Nazi symbols on it. People would care if that happened. <a href="https://t.co/QzS3W4hf1f">pic.twitter.com/QzS3W4hf1f</a></p>&mdash; Fatih (@1PhDFatih) <a href="https://twitter.com/1PhDFatih/status/1010419727569735680?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 23, 2018</a></blockquote>

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"Furthermore, a preliminary investigation has been opened against the coach of the Serbian national team, Mladen Krstajic, for alleged statements made in the aftermath of the said match."

When asked about the political celebrations, Shaqiri said to the Swiss press: "It's just emotion."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Shaqiri &amp; Xhaka throwing the double headed eagle after Switzerland scores 2-1 against Serbia. 👐🏻 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SRBSUI?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SRBSUI</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WorldCup?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WorldCup</a> <a href="https://t.co/L4PG6sysUi">pic.twitter.com/L4PG6sysUi</a></p>&mdash; G (@Gjoneto) <a href="https://twitter.com/Gjoneto/status/1010409208494338048?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 23, 2018</a></blockquote>

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"I'm very happy to score this goal. It's not more. I think we don't have to speak about this now."

Source:

https://twitter.com/IlmFeed/status/1010291026492260352

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Whitey No. 29595 1529836813

Serbs resisted their muslim oppressors, and the fake media demonized them for it. The mongoloid Swiss/Albanians soccer dweebs need to be banished back to Albania.

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