More on the Shin Lam Fencing Controversy
Wow, it gets even more horrible and insulting:
Shin allegedly committed a violation just before the buzzer. One second was added to the clock because of said violation. The match then restarted, but the clock stayed at one second. Heidemann took three swipes at Shin, the third of which connected as time expired to give her a buzzer-beating victory.
The most heinous crime committed by the International Fencing Federation and the International Olympic Committee can be seen in this next excerpt from aTelegraph report:
The crowd was then incredulous when just before 7.40pm - nearly an hour after the incident - that an announcer claimed that in the rules the Koreans had to lodge money for the appeal to be valid.
THIS is how things are done at the Olympics? Athletes are forced to PAY, to essentially be extorted for a bribe, to make a formal appeal on a very questionable ruling? I know that I don’t have all the facts but that doesn’t seem to be in the spirit of the competition at all.
You notice that Big Nasty doesn’t much explain how or why Punk’s complains are really just a diva whining, he just kinda says it is because it is. Okay, look.
- WWE didn’t well-advertise Punk’s appearances on The Talking Dead or McDonald’s Chicago Thanksgiving Day Parade.
- Punk hasn’t appeared in much if any of the promotional material for WresteMania 29 yet, and he’s the year-strong reigning champ of the entire fucking company.
- There’s a chance they could have him drop the title to Rock at Royal Rumble.
If you honestly believe that Punk being pissed with any or all of these things makes him a “diva”, then you must have some sort of fuckin’ logic deficiency.
"The WWE gave us CM Punk." - Bleacher Report
They issued the voiceless a voice. They awoke a voice that had been growing steadily in the underground. This voice had started as a small cry from the few, which quickly turned into the whispers of many, and would then explode like a “pipebomb” gaining the mass appeal and attention the underground had been chanting for all along.
No longer were the days of the endless seas of red, orange and purple seen within the WWE kingdom. They had slowly been replaced with a simple white color claiming to be “The Best in the World.” While the two factions were always apart of the universe, Punk’s supporters finally had the platform and voice loud enough to dethrone Cenation and all of the things “Punk’s army” hated about them and what they stood for… Killing their beloved WWE.
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Note: One of the best articles I’ve read, engaging and observant. -Nina