Michel Platini, the head of the European soccer organization UEFA (Union of European Football Associations), said yesterday he was “fed up” with civil and human rights advocates who think it’s a mistake to hold the World Cup in Russia in 2018.
You know who else is fed up? Russia’s victims.
You know who else is fed up?
These Russian high school kids were beaten up by a mob of thugs the other day simply because they were celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and some of them were wearing kilts, so the thugs assumed they were gay, and needed to be bashed. They’re fed up.
This Ukrainian TV star, who was brutally kidnapped and mentally tortured on camera by a Russian neo-Nazi gang that has the tacit, and now public, approval of the Putin regime – abducted because he’s presumed gay. He’s fed up.
This trans woman, who was brutally kicked and thrown around a public park in Russia simply because she’s different – she’s fed up.
This young South African student, studying in Russia, who was brutally abducted, beaten, and then had a watermelon shoved in his face because he’s black – he’s fed up.
This 15-year-old boy, kidnapped, interrogated on camera, and outed to the world, after having urine poured on his head, simply because his attackers assumed he was gay. He’s fed up.
This boy, named Dima, who lost an eye to anti-gay thugs who barged into a community center in St. Petersburg, beat people, and then shot him in the eye – an eye he may very likely now lose. He’s fed up.
And finally, you know who else is fed up?
46 million Ukrainians who are about to be invaded by Russia.
They’re fed up too.
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