First Mohammed drawings, then the pope, then Mohammed the teddy-bear and now it's football shirts. A lawyer from Turkey demands that Inter's Champions league game against Turkish club Fenerbahce at San Siro, which Inter won 3-0, be cancelled and registered as a victory for the Istanbul club(I don't have any link in English but Gazzetta dello Sport is a serious paper). Reason? Inter's away football shirt reminds him of the Templar knights and the crusaders!
The lawyer said that "watching the game at San Siro gave him a tremendous pain in the soul" nd that the "cross on the shirt reminded him of the bloody days of the past".
I'll tell him what really gives pain in the soul. It's reading about the fall of Constantinople or about how Serb boys were taken away from their mothers to become yanissaries or how the insurgents against the Turks were impaled or crucified when caught or about Ćele kula.
Since the shirt is in honour of the pending centenary of FC Internazionale and has roots in the coat-of-arms of the city of Milan, how long before he asks that it too be declared illegal?
And while he is at it he'll propably try to get the flag of England banned too.
Many will dismiss this guy as a nutcase, and the whole affair as inoccuous. But is this any more serious then Mohammed the teddy-bear?
UPDATE: Dhimmiwatch caught the story, as I hoped.