Regular Gonzalez wrote:
A spokesman for the Iran National Olympic Committee said it was a “general policy” of the country to refrain from competing against Israeli athletes and that Miresmaeili had simply observed the protocol.
Yeah, it’s probably embarrassing to lose to a jew. They’re just preventing the feeling the Nazi’s got when Jesse Owens whipped their asses. Hell at least the Nazi’s had the balls to try.
The Germans actually had a lot of respect for Jesse Owens, while his own country treated him like shit. He also wore Nazi made track shoes during the olympics and later had a street named after him.
Here is a quote from Owens (in response to a fabricated story that Hitler had refused to shake his hand): “Hitler didn’t snub me-it was (FDR) who snubbed me. The president didn’t even send me a telegram.”
I did not know that. Besides, there’s no love lost for FDR from my corner. Worst president ever.
Agreed. if you can call him that. More like a king…who couldnt even walk
On second thought, maybe FDR was jsut tryin to be nice and not give Jesse Owens polio