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03-29-2013, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by ebis View Post
From Czechoslovak POV, the rivalry was more about politics than some "battle of systems", like here:

It still is, to some extent, although probably only with the oldest players. For example this video from Slovak locker room after the semis in 2002. The players already knew that they would play against Russia in the finals and you can hear one of the players (I think it was Radoslav Hecl) shout: "****ing Russian ******! They've been ****ing us for 40 years, now we will **** them!" About 0:50 and 1:07

I'm sure it is similar in Czech Republic.
Definitely not that way on the russian side. Ppl need to get rid of their complexes. It's pretty laughable regarding how little attention Russians pay to those issues and how little knowledge of the real political background the ppl having those issues with Russians have.

btw, the guy in the vid should hide under some stone and be ashamed.

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