I cannot believe this there was a fight at the tennis

@rosebug23 (1909)
Australia
January 15, 2007 12:29am CST
The Australian Open started today and i have just heard there was about 100 people evicted because there was a fight. Apparently there was a croatian player Mario Ancic on court,the serbian spectators started shouting abuse at the Croatian fans then a fight broke out. This is terrible fighting at the tennis is unheard of here.Why can't these people keep there fighting in there own countries. Frankly i am sick of people from other countries bringing there grievances here or to countries other than their own.I understand that many are born here so really it comes from their parents. Why keep these hostilities here in this country didn't they leave to make a better life for themselves
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
15 Jan 07
I have just seen this on the news rosebug and I am attending the tennis on Wednesday for the very first time! These ethnic groups will use ANY excuse to cause havoc and here in Australia it is becoming more common than ever. It is about time serious action was taken before it gets REALLY out of hand!
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@rosebug23 (1909)
• Australia
15 Jan 07
Australians could always be proud that we were not like other countries,we had not t racial discrimination to speak of ,riots, violent demonstrations and street fighting were vertually unheard of .Now thanks to these idiots we can no longer be proud of this as we are becoming just like the other countries. Why do they have to come here and ruin our peaceful nation. I am very angry,then they want to know why we say becoming a prejuice country.They only have themselves to blame
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
15 Jan 07
indium, get all your facts right and then maybe come back and discuss these issues because that is not what this is all about and unfortunately Australia is paying now for the trouble that has become from us allowing the different cultures here and they not accepting our way of life! We were once a friendly society and would be able to sit back and watch this happen elsewhere, now we have it right under our noses also! Not happy Aussie here!
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
18 Jan 07
Well my day at the tennis was wonderful and am pleased to say all was peaceful but I did notice a lot of men and women in blue which was nice to see!
@Stijn1234 (266)
• Belgium
15 Jan 07
so sad actually. Hooligans at tennis games now?? :-(
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@rosebug23 (1909)
• Australia
15 Jan 07
i AM SO ANGRY AT WHAT OUR BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY IS BECOMING
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
15 Jan 07
Oh dear I never seen the tennis which I normally do but oh what a lot of trouble they caused and I agree why don't they keep their troubles in their own country, oh but it does not necessarily come from their parents it can also be from the way they are treated here that turns them like this, but yes they did leave to make a better life.
@rosebug23 (1909)
• Australia
15 Jan 07
Kathy ,i am not sure what you mean by the way they are treated here,they would not be treated differently if they did not act the way they do.
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@nhtpscd (1418)
• Australia
15 Jan 07
Yep I heard about that too. Tennis seems to be getting as bad as the soccer and cricket is not that far away. It seems to be the way things are theses days. It is sad
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@rosebug23 (1909)
• Australia
15 Jan 07
tennis has always been the one sport where there was no trouble,what can be done except ban different nationalities which i think is extreme
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
15 Jan 07
I agree with you 100%, Why do they come to a new country to start a new life and bring all their baggage with them I think there is only one answer for this and it is zero tolerance, be Australian in every way or go back to where ever...no excuses....stepd off soap box
@rosebug23 (1909)
• Australia
15 Jan 07
I just can't understand why they insist on continuing the fighting over here. Why come here in the first place and why drum the hostilities into their children
@ausnikki (4058)
• Brisbane, Australia
15 Jan 07
I was absolutely disgusted when I heard of this on the news.These people need to keep their grievances away from sporting events.They way these people act is ludicrous and has now as you say, made Australia as bad as other countries.I agree with the above posts,these people come here and bring their prejudice and crap here and they are destroying Australias good name!
@rosebug23 (1909)
• Australia
15 Jan 07
Thank you ausnikki i couldn't agree with you more
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• United States
15 Jan 07
Some groups just attend large gatherings, so they can strike out at there enemies. I have heard of people coming to parties and cookouts carrying weapons and using them, because of grievances that existed in their homeland. When will mankind 'get it'... mindless wars, needless aggression is just not the way to go, nothing good ever comes from it...SS
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@rosebug23 (1909)
• Australia
15 Jan 07
Really something needs to be done to people who continue to carry the troubles of their country into other countries.They left there homeland to get away from all that so why bring it here
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@BELMCstar (1343)
• Australia
15 Jan 07
Well, as they said on 'Sunrise' this morning, it is not even their 'homeland' they are fighting about. It is their parents or grandparents homeland. I agree - if they can't leave the 'racial tension' behind - then stay away. The parents should teach them the right and wrong thing to do. Hopefully the full force of the law will come down on them, and they will have whatever penalty is the right one for that sort of thing. A lifetime ban from all major sporting events would be a good place to start.
@xyla_v (314)
• India
15 Jan 07
do you think the Australians are very kind enough and gently approaching the game?they are the ones still being racists in the cricket playing nations....and they take pride doing it..what could be done to stop this?
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@emmet18 (1116)
• Romania
15 Jan 07
Lool, I know that people fight at a football game, but at a tennis game, come one...are we that stupid??? Those kind of moments proove that we are more stupid than the animals.
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@pookie92 (1714)
• United States
16 Jan 07
It is really a shame that people cannot behave themselves better. Don't they know that their actions are a direct reflection of their country?? Especially when they are visitors in another country. People these days have no respect. They are selfish and have no concern for others or their feelings.
@msqtech (15226)
• United States
17 Jan 07
common decency has become uncommon
@shaz6611 (951)
• Australia
15 Jan 07
This is a very sad day. I'm not sure but I believe that this would have to be the largest unrest we have had at a sporting event. C'mon people these sporting events are a family affair....what are we teaching our children.
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@rosebug23 (1909)
• Australia
15 Jan 07
I agree sport is not the place to be causing unrest. Soccer often has this type of problems but tennis gosh not so long ago you was in trouble if you coughed at the wrong time
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@Bhutto (742)
• India
16 Jan 07
Do you think it was good.No way,we should appricate our players and the country but above all we never take away credit from a better playing person or country.Most of us dont have knowledge of the game we simply want to support a country or a player even when he is not playing well.Sports is some thing which one has to excel by his talent and hard work not by support and clashes.
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• Indonesia
16 Jan 07
it's ashamed, sport should be make fun and joy not make disturbance.
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• United States
16 Jan 07
Tennis is a calm sport, there shouldnt be any fights.
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@shywolf (4522)
• United States
16 Jan 07
Hearing this makes me even more sad for what society is becoming today.. I mean, a fight at a tennis match? That would have been unheard of even ten years ago, I would think. I am so sorry for what happened. It really seems incredible.
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• Portugal
15 Jan 07
That´s the first time I ear that was problems in a tennis court, it´s a sport that was played always with manners. I really don´t understand people who let that differences to another spoil a tennis or other game. Politicians and sport never get along. Shame on them.
• Malaysia
15 Jan 07
Maybe they want to show to the people, they're the great. Or maybe, they're to happy to be in the other country until they couldn't control their selves on that day.
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• India
15 Jan 07
i donn knw why these ppl fight over a match
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@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
20 Jan 07
It was pretty disgusting and even after the police separated them and sent them off in separate directions they still continued shouting abuse. That was bad enough but what I find more annoying is that they come here to live and for a better life, yet they still continue to argue with people from other nations. They bring their petty rivalries and grievances here and as long as they continue to do so, they are brainwashing another generation with this garbage. I think that if people want to keep the hostilities from their old country, then they should just stay there. End of story as far as I am concerned.