Toilet Brush upsets Turkey - Brushgate

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  1. Jun 11, 2019
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    Vidyoyo Self-confessed coffee shop chat-up expert

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    First of all, brilliant OP.

    Second, how the hell is Emre (formerly of Newcastle) still playing?!
  2. Jun 11, 2019
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    Red For Ever Full Member

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    And as an Icelandic sports channel said.

    Turkey were Brushed aside 2:1.
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    :lol::lol:
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    Due to the majority of Turkeys Football fanbase losing their minds on social media over such a silly trivial matter such as this,you'll now likely witness the majority of opposition supporters bantering Turkey with a crowd of elevated blue handled Toilet Brushes in away games.
    Turkey,lighten up.
  5. Jun 11, 2019
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    Touché! :lol:
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    Snow Somewhere down the lane, a licky boom boom down

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    A few of my co-workers have as well.

    Some random American Instagram girl posted a generic picture with a line from Barbie Girl that said "you can brush my hair" and the Turks attacked her Instagram because they thought it was related to this incident.
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    Nothing new, speaks volumes that they get upset to this extent over such a meaningless thing. They are still struck in the ottoman empire mentally.
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    Snow Somewhere down the lane, a licky boom boom down

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    Wasn't even a toilet brush but a dishwashing brush.
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    The length of his career is quite insane. For perspective, Eric Cantona and Diego Maradona were still playing football when he debuted for Galatasaray.
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    Well,after this new information I think all Icelandic people should be crucified.
  11. Jun 11, 2019
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    VorZakone What would Kenny G do?

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    Dude, what? :lol: That's crazy.
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    Most incredible thing to me is Emre here not only still plays football (must be about 46 now?!) but still captain of Turkey.:lol: Was scrolling through line up and half expecting Rustu, Alpay and Hakan Suker to pop up from vintage 2000-02 era.
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    Graeme Souness actually gave him his debut for Gala to make it even more bizarre. Signed him for Newcastle ten years later when he was in his early 30s.
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    Grylte "nothing wrong with some friendly incest, bro"

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    That's a weird looking toilet brush...
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    limerickcitykid There once was a kid from Toronto...

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    Just found out I'm in my early 30s so :lol: he was only 24 then
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    If you're getting worked up about a foreign person pretending to interview a footballer of your national team using a dishwashing brush then that is not a healthy nationalism to be imbued with; if there even is such a thing.
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    Was at the game.
    Of course the joke pre match was bringing brush...but apparently it'd be racial abuse :rolleyes: .
    Glad nobody did...
    And what a performance by Iceland. This group is wide open right now...
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    utdalltheway Sexy Beast

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    Death threats over a dishwashing brush joke?
    Fragile egos, those Turks.
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    Emre Belozoglu still playing? Bloody hell, how old is he?
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    Pogue Mahone Poster of the year 2008

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    Turkish football fans don't seem to be able to take banter or humour very well,lol. Talk about insecure egos.

    What's baffling to me is that the Turkish federation doesn't take steps to take the steam out of this. Things could go horribly wrong one day for a random Icelander minding his own business somewhere in Europe
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    You'd think Turkish fans could brush off a harmless joke such as dish.
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    TwoSheds More sheds (and tiles) than you, probably

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    I rarely hear of İSTANBUL BAŞAKŞEHİR FK and didn't know it was owned by Erdogan. Weird that he would own a small football club in a market that is absolutely saturated with 3 huge clubs.
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    André Dominguez Full Member

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    So we see why Erdogan will stay in power for the rest of his life. Him and Turkey deserve each other.
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    The state of footballers thinking they are above being inspected by customs officials. Almost as bad as any grown adult who thinks that was a toilet brush.
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    TwoSheds More sheds (and tiles) than you, probably

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    Man it's even dodgier than that, they're owned by the Ministry of Youth and Sports so it's not even Erdogan's money distorting the market, it's the state's.
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    It's not a toilet brush, it's a washing up brush. You use it to scrub your plates and stuff, they're all over Scandinavia.
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    I don't think its a Scandinavian thing only. I've seem them all over. But apparently not available in Turkey it seems.
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    Beautiful outcome. Turkey is just one of those countries (Serbia, Argentina, loads more) where the inciest slight is taken as grave disrespect against their 5,000 year old honour and direct offence intended toward their mothers. Amusing and always reveals hardcore nationalism to be the seriously low IQ pursuit it is. Has the supermarket Iceland been death-threatened yet?
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    Great analysis.
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    According to one of my Turkish mates this incident is deeply racist. Turkish people are often called "schoonmaak Turk" in The Netherlands, which mean's a Turkish person working as a cleaner. And this is evidently based on that disparaging idiom. He's very sure that this applies to Iceland as well, because even though the Icelandic don't speak Dutch and the Turkish immigration to Iceland is quite different from that of The Netherlands, SURELY this is racist.

    Conversely, Turkish fans mocking the Viking celebration the Iceland team does is fine, that's just silly primitive superstition.

    Nationalism is weird.
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    Has he been a good boy and made some proper death threats to persons and institutions completely unrelated to a Belgian tourist?
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    That's the market niche others have been looking for! Let's start a business in Turkey and sell these brushes!
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    Pagh Wraith Full Member

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    You really call cleaners schoonmakers? I love Dutch!
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    KirkDuyt Full Member

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    He doesn't seem like the type of guy to do that, but who knows when the anonymity of the internet protects him.

    To be fair, he's not really my mate, but a member of my football team.
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    Few dodgy comments in here.
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    André Dominguez Full Member

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    I was being subversive due to the topic opinions. I realize the critical situation Turkey is atm, but he has such a strong popular support that is almost near to impossible to turn the tide in a near future.
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    :D
    I have an Irish lady at work who especially loves our word for toiletseat "WC-bril", which translates to Toilet glasses.
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    André Dominguez Full Member

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    That's actually a good idea. We'll print an Iceland and Belgium flag on toilet brushes and they will run out of stock as soon as we put them on sale at Turkey. Profit!