PERHAPS it was their identical red outfits or how their applause was directed by a “conductor” that suggested the North Koreans in the Ellis Park stadium in South Africa were no ordinary fans. But today, the truth behind the “supporters” emerged when it was revealed that one group of North Koreans – none of whom knew each other in advance – had been hand-picked by Kim Jong-il’s government, while another party were actually Chinese, “volunteered” to back their Communist cousins.
Fifa officials and millions of television viewers were surprised when rows of red-clad “North Koreans” took their seats, believing the harsh regime had allowed its citizens freedom to travel.
But one fan, Kim Yong Chon, 43, who said he was North Korean, told reporters his group of 300 had been carefully chosen by the North Korean government. Although they sang their national anthem loudly, the group tended only to cheer when directed by a man who stood before them like an orchestra’s conductor. Meanwhile, another party of fans confirmed rumours they were Chinese, having obtained tickets through a Chinese sports PR agency, authorised to sell part of the North Korean allocation of 1,400 seats.
Dubbed the “fans volunteer army”, they included dancers, musicians and other artists and said they were happy to don the North Korean national colours. One Brazilian fan said: “I spoke with them. They had come from Beijing and knew nothing about football or the World Cup. They said they were supporting their Communist cousins and were happy to be there.” LINK
Ok how nuts-o is this story? I especially love ridiculing countries like North Korea because I just know somewhere in the Bizzar-o world of the “dear leader” (WDH is THAT all about?) that is North Korea, there is a smart ass fireman like me who would do it himself, IF he was allowed to have a blog. Unfortunately in North Korea, like most everything else not personally sanctioned by the “dear leader” blogs are strictly a no-no. That leaves it up to me.
These people aren’t alive. They EXIST. In Communist / Socialist dictatorships like N. Korea, Cuba, China, California… people don’t live. They merely exist. To those in charge, individuals matter not. It the Borg-like Collective that matters. It’s the illusions of prosperity, peace and freedom that matter, not the real things. These people are cheering for another country that’s playing a sport they know little about, that the home team’s fans may never get to see while pretending to be from another country. How’s that for being assimilated into the collective? They even cheer and clap when told to do so by some government functionary from the ministry of cheering. Talk about a loss of humanity.
Holy sh*t it’s Obama utopia!
If FIFA had any ballz at all they would disqualify the North Koreans unless the team met the media head on. Why enable slavery in the name of sports?