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FIFA 17 pushing 'gay propaganda', Russian MPs claim

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 08 Dec 2016 7:00 User comments (18)

FIFA 17 pushing 'gay propaganda', Russian MPs claim Russian MPs are seeking a probe of EA Sports' FIFA 17, claiming it is in violation of a 2013 law banning homosexual propaganda.
The bizarre complaint from the MPs stems from a campaign in England last month by Stonewall, an LGBT rights advocacy group. The rainbow laces campaign saw Premier League footballers wearing rainbow colored laces on their boots during matches.

In response, EA Sports backed the campaign and allowed FIFA 17 players to obtain a free rainbow-colored kit (pictures) in-play.

This is what prompted Russian parliamentarians to raise questions about the legality of the game since the passing of legislation in 2013 that outlaws "gay propaganda".

They have asked consumer protection and communications oversight agencies to launch a probe into the game, with some suggestions that it may even be illegal in the country. Irina Rodnina, MP for the United Russia party, said that authorities need to "verify the possibility of distributing this game on the territory of the Russian Federation."

Others have suggested that an age-rating change may be required.

Read more at The Guardian.

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18.12.2016 12:07

In other news, the Russian government is suing mother earth for making rainbows in the sky.

29.12.2016 15:59

Good job on Russia's government not letting that crap get snuck in. Could be rainbow colours but is likely fag propaganda. It's everywhere now, has to be a fag of both kinds and 1 of every nationality on commercials. Delete.

39.12.2016 20:45

Originally posted by Gdot73:
Good job on Russia's government not letting that crap get snuck in. Could be rainbow colours but is likely fag propaganda. It's everywhere now, has to be a fag of both kinds and 1 of every nationality on commercials. Delete.
Don't forget every commercial also needs a mixed race couple as well.
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410.12.2016 2:49

Leftist OUTSIDE THE FIELD!

510.12.2016 10:04

Originally posted by Gdot73:
Good job on Russia's government not letting that crap get snuck in. Could be rainbow colours but is likely fag propaganda. It's everywhere now, has to be a fag of both kinds and 1 of every nationality on commercials. Delete.

So the ability to choose rainbow apparel it's not forced on you in any way somehow is a problem for you?

Nice. Thanks for the heads-up on who to ignore in the future...

610.12.2016 11:11

There should be a special russian edition of the game...

1.) No Rainbow shirts, or in fact make all the uniforms red and blue so no one can accidentally make a rainbow with different uniforms.
2.) Invisible force fields around the players; wouldn't want it to look like man-on-man action!
3.) No announcer voices; wouldn't want someone to turn off the system at just the right time to cut off a word so it sounds like gey.
4.) Intro and load screens should be hardcore heterosexual porn; just to remind the audience what they should be doing.

710.12.2016 11:18

Originally posted by KillerBug:
There should be a special russian edition of the game...

1.) No Rainbow shirts, or in fact make all the uniforms red and blue so no one can accidentally make a rainbow with different uniforms.
2.) Invisible force fields around the players; wouldn't want it to look like man-on-man action!
3.) No announcer voices; wouldn't want someone to turn off the system at just the right time to cut off a word so it sounds like gey.
4.) Intro and load screens should be hardcore heterosexual porn; just to remind the audience what they should be doing.
That describes the version of the game that I want.
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810.12.2016 11:23

So start designing games yourself and stop bothering people over optional colorful uniforms. I question the design ethos of a game about a contact sport (yes, soccer has contact all the time) where the players cannot come into contact.

And the GOP was calling Democrats "snowflakes"..? I guess we can see how that really works out, can't we, Snowflake? Don't melt, now!

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 08 Jan 2017 @ 17:06

98.1.2017 15:21

While I do think that the Russians are going about this the wrong way. It does need to be talked about.
The problem is that it is currently acceptable to be pro gay, trans, or ethnic but not ok to be pro hetro or pro white.
Let me explain what is wrong with that.
It's not ok to do a complete 180. Because it is just as bad. It's no ok to say one thing is good but not another. It is either all good or all bad.

108.1.2017 17:05

Originally posted by defgod:
While I do think that the Russians are going about this the wrong way. It does need to be talked about.
The problem is that it is currently acceptable to be pro gay, trans, or ethnic but not ok to be pro hetro or pro white.
Let me explain what is wrong with that.
It's not ok to do a complete 180. Because it is just as bad. It's no ok to say one thing is good but not another. It is either all good or all bad.

Excuse me? Please feel free to show one cited example of where it's "not OK to be pro hetero or pro white".

In fact, what you (and people like you) are upset about, is how no one cares to hear about the travails of the oppressors, over those of the oppressed. Deal with it.

118.1.2017 18:47

Originally posted by Bozobub:
Originally posted by defgod:
While I do think that the Russians are going about this the wrong way. It does need to be talked about.
The problem is that it is currently acceptable to be pro gay, trans, or ethnic but not ok to be pro hetro or pro white.
Let me explain what is wrong with that.
It's not ok to do a complete 180. Because it is just as bad. It's no ok to say one thing is good but not another. It is either all good or all bad.

Excuse me? Please feel free to show one cited example of where it's "not OK to be pro hetero or pro white".

In fact, what you (and people like you) are upset about, is how no one cares to hear about the travails of the oppressors, over those of the oppressed. Deal with it.
So tell me where are all of the pro hetero or pro white groups?
Even if there are. Oh my they are sexist they are racist.
Can you recite any straight white ONLY clubs/groups that aren't labeled sexist or racist?
Are there any straight white only groups out besides the obligatory KKK?
Are there any straight white male only colleges? No we have to let everyone in. But they don't have to let us into theirs.
Listen I have no issue with ethnics or gays/trans.
What I have a problem with is there is nothing for the straight white male to champion today. Thus creating a generation of disillusioned straight white males that are all that more susceptible to things like ISIS. Even some straight white females are in this same boat.
Just because I was born me doesn't make me an oppressor.
Because of the way things are today I do feel oppressed because I'm surrounded by groups and clubs for the advancement of everyone but me.
That's ok you say. You are wrong.
I am now being discriminated against. And discrimination of any kind is wrong.

129.1.2017 5:42

Originally posted by defgod:
Originally posted by Bozobub:
Originally posted by defgod:
While I do think that the Russians are going about this the wrong way. It does need to be talked about.
The problem is that it is currently acceptable to be pro gay, trans, or ethnic but not ok to be pro hetro or pro white.
Let me explain what is wrong with that.
It's not ok to do a complete 180. Because it is just as bad. It's no ok to say one thing is good but not another. It is either all good or all bad.

Excuse me? Please feel free to show one cited example of where it's "not OK to be pro hetero or pro white".

In fact, what you (and people like you) are upset about, is how no one cares to hear about the travails of the oppressors, over those of the oppressed. Deal with it.
So tell me where are all of the pro hetero or pro white groups?
Even if there are. Oh my they are sexist they are racist.
Can you recite any straight white ONLY clubs/groups that aren't labeled sexist or racist?
Are there any straight white only groups out besides the obligatory KKK?
Are there any straight white male only colleges? No we have to let everyone in. But they don't have to let us into theirs.
Listen I have no issue with ethnics or gays/trans.
What I have a problem with is there is nothing for the straight white male to champion today. Thus creating a generation of disillusioned straight white males that are all that more susceptible to things like ISIS. Even some straight white females are in this same boat.
Just because I was born me doesn't make me an oppressor.
Because of the way things are today I do feel oppressed because I'm surrounded by groups and clubs for the advancement of everyone but me.
That's ok you say. You are wrong.
I am now being discriminated against. And discrimination of any kind is wrong.
"There is nothing for the straight white male to champion today" How about championing clean energy, private flights to Mars, a free Tibet, the end of child starvation, or any number of other causes? Maybe something closer to home...build an airplane or learn carpentry or something like that. Do you really have so little faith in yourself that the best you can come up with is to ride the coattails of your entire race into a slightly better life somehow? That's really pathetic.

1310.1.2017 1:06

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Originally posted by defgod:
Originally posted by Bozobub:
Originally posted by defgod:
While I do think that the Russians are going about this the wrong way. It does need to be talked about.
The problem is that it is currently acceptable to be pro gay, trans, or ethnic but not ok to be pro hetro or pro white.
Let me explain what is wrong with that.
It's not ok to do a complete 180. Because it is just as bad. It's no ok to say one thing is good but not another. It is either all good or all bad.

Excuse me? Please feel free to show one cited example of where it's "not OK to be pro hetero or pro white".

In fact, what you (and people like you) are upset about, is how no one cares to hear about the travails of the oppressors, over those of the oppressed. Deal with it.
So tell me where are all of the pro hetero or pro white groups?
Even if there are. Oh my they are sexist they are racist.
Can you recite any straight white ONLY clubs/groups that aren't labeled sexist or racist?
Are there any straight white only groups out besides the obligatory KKK?
Are there any straight white male only colleges? No we have to let everyone in. But they don't have to let us into theirs.
Listen I have no issue with ethnics or gays/trans.
What I have a problem with is there is nothing for the straight white male to champion today. Thus creating a generation of disillusioned straight white males that are all that more susceptible to things like ISIS. Even some straight white females are in this same boat.
Just because I was born me doesn't make me an oppressor.
Because of the way things are today I do feel oppressed because I'm surrounded by groups and clubs for the advancement of everyone but me.
That's ok you say. You are wrong.
I am now being discriminated against. And discrimination of any kind is wrong.
"There is nothing for the straight white male to champion today" How about championing clean energy, private flights to Mars, a free Tibet, the end of child starvation, or any number of other causes? Maybe something closer to home...build an airplane or learn carpentry or something like that. Do you really have so little faith in yourself that the best you can come up with is to ride the coattails of your entire race into a slightly better life somehow? That's really pathetic.
So what you are saying is that I and those like me should champion things that everyone on this planet should because there is nothing for JUST me and those like me to champion.
Where is the help for those like me that there is for ethnics?
People like me need no less help than anyone else.
But yet We get less.
I grew up dirt poor in the 80's. I do pretty decent for myself now but would be much better off if I had the same help as others.
What frustrates me the most is that no one needs more help than anyone else but there are those that do get it because we are having equality forced on us. By not giving everyone the same help. I'm all for everyone being treated equal. But that's just it. We're not. Because some are given help that others are not. I deserve no less help than anyone else.
Being a natural born white hetero male in the USA means I actually have it harder than everyone else because I an mot afforded the same assistance that everyone else is.
Now I know that there are people throught the world that have it considerably harder than me.
But here where I am. I actually have it harder than those around me.

1410.1.2017 12:28

Absolute bullpuckey. I grew up VERY poor, as a lily-white Irishman by descent, and we got a LOT of help. Was it enough? No, never, that's the way our country is, but it also wasn't nothing. Food stamps, Section 8 (which my mother is on again, in her old age, I'll note), food banks, education assistance... Yeah, it was there, just like it was for black/brown people.

Apparently, you thought the reduction in welfare and other assistance during the Reagan years somehow fell upon white people the hardest. Nope! If you desire, I can drown you in references showing exactly the opposite. Just let me know.

Whine less, please. As a person who grew up dirt poor, you are offensive to those who know you're full of crap.

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1510.1.2017 21:40

All I want is for the whole world to recognize that myself and people like me. Have it no easier than anyone else. We have it just as hard as everyone else. Yet we are the only ones not being talked about anywhere when those in need are brought up.

1610.1.2017 23:28

Perhaps there's a cost to keeping a boot on so many necks for so long? Sorry, still not giving a crap.

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1712.1.2017 1:21

Originally posted by defgod:
All I want is for the whole world to recognize that myself and people like me. Have it no easier than anyone else. We have it just as hard as everyone else. Yet we are the only ones not being talked about anywhere when those in need are brought up.
How did this get to "those in need"? You mean "those gay people in Siberian prisons because of a BS law need our help"? If so, why would anyone start talking about you in that conversation? You may not like to admit it, but you don't have it as bad as everyone else. Gay people can't even get married in all 50 states yet and face plenty of discrimination. When was the last time a church showed up at a funeral to say that a soldier died because you are straight? Black people are several times more likely to be arrested in spite of committing crimes at about the same rate as white people. Women are still conditioned to see themselves as objects and to aspire to careers that don't pay well starting at an age before they can even talk. So saying that you, as a straight white man have it just as bad as everyone else just because your family was not rich is a load of crap. Oh, and if your only claim to help is that you were (or maybe still are) poor, then people do talk about you. People talk about helping the poor all the time and they do it too. What the f**k are you thinking saying that no one ever talks about the poor? You just want preferential treatment because you are white and straight...you don't want to earn your way, you want it given to you and you complain because people don't honor your very existence while you yourself are happy to see others persecuted. If there is any justice at all in this world, you will continue to be at the bottom because that's clearly where you belong.

1813.1.2017 0:23

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Originally posted by defgod:
All I want is for the whole world to recognize that myself and people like me. Have it no easier than anyone else. We have it just as hard as everyone else. Yet we are the only ones not being talked about anywhere when those in need are brought up.
How did this get to "those in need"? You mean "those gay people in Siberian prisons because of a BS law need our help"? If so, why would anyone start talking about you in that conversation? You may not like to admit it, but you don't have it as bad as everyone else. Gay people can't even get married in all 50 states yet and face plenty of discrimination. When was the last time a church showed up at a funeral to say that a soldier died because you are straight? Black people are several times more likely to be arrested in spite of committing crimes at about the same rate as white people. Women are still conditioned to see themselves as objects and to aspire to careers that don't pay well starting at an age before they can even talk. So saying that you, as a straight white man have it just as bad as everyone else just because your family was not rich is a load of crap. Oh, and if your only claim to help is that you were (or maybe still are) poor, then people do talk about you. People talk about helping the poor all the time and they do it too. What the f**k are you thinking saying that no one ever talks about the poor? You just want preferential treatment because you are white and straight...you don't want to earn your way, you want it given to you and you complain because people don't honor your very existence while you yourself are happy to see others persecuted. If there is any justice at all in this world, you will continue to be at the bottom because that's clearly where you belong.
There you go putting words in my mouth. I never said anything about wanting anyone persecuted.
I don't want anything given to me. But I also don't want it given to anyone else either.
What people don't want to acknowledge is that being a straight white male makes living life no easier than anyone else.
So what gays can't get married in all 50 states. I have no desire to get married.
I don't want preferential treatment nor do I deserve it. No one deserves it.
Don't go spouting off things about women and minorities to me. I didn't create the world that we live in. Do you just expect me to magically wave my hand and things just fixed. It takes time.
I actually want everyone to be treated equally. I just don't want anyone to to get anymore assistance than I get.
I want women to be paid equally equal for the same work but also be a woman at home.

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