Trying to make sense of a weird world - and maybe make it a little better
Thursday, October 08, 2015
Hong Kong has once again proved it is different from anywhere else on earth. While I am sure there have been previous cases where FIFA has fined national teams because their fans have booed the anthem of an opposing country, this must be the first time in history that a team has been fined because its fans booed the anthem of their own country. Beijing may consider the fine a victory for China, but is it? In fact it could be seen as a moral victory for Hong Kong, because it draws the world's attention to the fact that many Hong Kong people do not want to show any allegiance to a dictatorial state they had no say in becoming part of.