2020 Men's Intercontinental Olympics Qualification Tournament

  • As they should be. How anyone is this dumb in 2019 is beyond me. How hard is it just to not make a racist gesture.

    It's obviously because they don't think it's a racist gesture. There aren't many asians in Argentina, they probably haven't had contact with many of them or know very little about their culture and what would be considered offensive for them. It's different in countries like Canada, the US or western Europe where racism is a very sensitive issue due to the plurality of races/cultures living together. The average citizen in those countries is much more informed about the matter.


    And I know Conte played in China, but he could barely communicate with anyone while he was there, so I doubt he had the opportunity to learn anything about racism in asian culture.

  • Argentinians don't decide what is offensive or not TO ASIANS lmao Idc about their culture because it's here not about their culture. You are pro volleyball players and travel around the world, so many similar situations happened by now, educate yourself! How dumb do you have to be to still use this I cant anymore...


    Geez, how hard it is for some people to not be racist is beyond me... And all of em have their excuses ready per direct.

  • Argentinians don't decide what is offensive or not TO ASIANS lmao Idc about their culture because it's here not about their culture. You are pro volleyball players and travel around the world, so many similar situations happened by now, educate yourself! How dumb do you have to be to still use this I cant anymore...


    Geez, how hard it is for some people to not be racist is beyond me... And all of em have their excuses ready per direct.


    It's not an excuse, I'm not anyone's lawyer. I'm giving you an explanation of what may have gone through those 3 players' heads. I know what they did is wrong.


    As was posted before by someone, you may be overstimating how informed some people are about racism, despite being well-travelled professional players. It's not really a matter of "common sense", if it was common sense then things like KKK or those popular european xenophobic political leaders wouldn't exist. Education plays a big part in preventing this.

  • It's not an excuse, I'm not anyone's lawyer. I'm giving you an explanation of what may have gone through those 3 players' heads. I know what they did is wrong.


    As was posted before by someone, you may be overstimating how informed some people are about racism, despite being well-travelled professional players. It's not really a matter of "common sense", if it was common sense then things like KKK or those popular european xenophobic political leaders wouldn't exist. Education plays a big part in preventing this.

    Totally agree. When it comes to cultural perceptions, differences exist, by extent, ignorant behaviour is inevitable. It doesn't necessarily mean racism though. I personally don't consider myself an uncultured person and yet wouldn't think this is deemed as a racist gesture.

    Some people seem to not accept that others may come from a different background. Dialogue is what should be pursued and not

    constant public bashing.

  • Totally agree. When it comes to cultural perceptions, differences exist, by extent, ignorant behaviour is inevitable. It doesn't necessarily mean racism though. I personally don't consider myself an uncultured person and yet wouldn't think this is deemed as a racist gesture.

    Some people seem to not accept that others may come from a different background. Dialogue is what should be pursued and not

    constant public bashing.

    Did Conte respond?

  • Did Conte respond?

    Conte apologized in a temporary Instagram story:


    "I wanna say SORRY to all Chinese volleyball fans that felt unrespected after last match celebration. The idea was that we became Japanese because we are going to Olympics in Tokyo. It had nothing to do with no respecting China or Japan! Now we know it wasn’t a good idea, and i regret making you feel that way!

    I had 2 of the best seasons of my life In Shanghai, and I will never forget how good the team made me feel, I will always be thankful for the experience".

  • are chinese and japanese all asians?????


    logic comprehension...

    No, but kuwaitis, iranians and qataris are also asian and they don't have slanted eyes. Better to just adress the two countries that could feel the most offended by this IMO.


    Or what do you want him to do, write a list of every country he might have offended with the slanted eye gesture? Lol that actually would have been even more racist in itself.


    In my opinion, his message is ok. He more or less explains he did it due to ignorance but doesn't justify it, he admits it was wrong.

  • i didn't think it was necessary to get into this, but one the reasons it is viewed as offensive is the sheer euro- (or white-) centrism of it. what european people are saying is, they are the normal/universal humans and all others, are marginal, not-normal, not the standard. it's like thinking white skin and straight hair are normal, and dark skin and frizzy hair as the other/marginal/abnormal. just imagine all the other implications of that kind of thinking.

  • i didn't think it was necessary to get into this, but one the reasons it is viewed as offensive is the sheer euro- (or white-) centrism of it. what european people are saying is, they are the normal/universal humans and all others, are marginal, not-normal, not the standard. it's like thinking white skin and straight hair are normal, and dark skin and frizzy hair as the other/marginal/abnormal. just imagine all the other implications of that kind of thinking.

    Yeah, I know that... and Conte is saying in the story that he understood it's wrong ("now we know it wasn't a great idea and we regret making you feel that way") . So, what else do you want him to do? Kill himself?