Support for Josip Šimunić
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We want to support the dignity of Josip Simunic, of the Croatian National Football Team and Croatian People against untruthful attacks by newspapers and small groups of pro-Communists’ in Croatia that Josip Simunic used alleged 'pro-Nazi' and "Fascist" chants, language and gestures after the Croatia v. Iceland football game.
The chants in question ('Za Dom Spremni'- eng. 'For Homeland ready' and 'U boj'-eng. 'To fight') has been used since the 16th century by the Croatian people; by Count Nikola Subic Zrinjski in 1566. when leading the Croatian army to defend against Ottoman Empire invasion. It has since been used in literature, history and the performing arts. These chants are deeply patriotic and symbolize Croatian unity and love for country, nation and Homeland.
Josip Simunic just gave a patriotic greeting to the fans on the stadium and led the fans into traditional Croatian chants. He wanted to show his respect and love for Croatia and her people. Josip Simunic has been attacked in the past few days from various newspapers and pro-communist political groups, taking certain elements of the event out of context. He now faces a possible punishment from FIFA.
We strongly condemn any connections to associations of these historical Croatian chants and any ideologies and totalitarian Nazi regimes in the past!
Show your support by signing this petition that will go to FIFA and her President Joseph Blatter!
Podrzimo Josipa Simunica pred FIFOM! Podrzimo dignitet Joe Simunica, Hrvatske Nogometne Reprezentacije i Hrvatskog Naroda pred neutemeljenim napadima novina i pro-komunistickih stranaka i grupa u Hrvatskoj i svijetu!
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