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Federer targeted by Chinese death threat
« on: October 04, 2012, 01:53:22 PM »
Wow... I hope the security is tight:

Roger Federer targeted by Chinese death threat
AFP | Oct 4, 2012, 10.27PM IST
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"On October 6, I plan to assassinate Federer for the purpose of tennis extermination," read the message, posted under the name 'Blue Cat Polytheistic Religion Founder 07' on baidu.com. (Reuters Photo)

SHANGHAI: Shanghai Masters organisers have tightened security around Roger Federer after the top-ranked men's tennis player was targeted by an online death threat, a report said on Thursday.

Extra precautions for Federer, who has arrived in Shanghai with his family, were taken after an unknown blogger said he planned to "assassinate" the player, in a bizarre posting on a popular Chinese website.

"On October 6, I plan to assassinate Federer for the purpose of tennis extermination," read the message, posted under the name 'Blue Cat Polytheistic Religion Founder 07' on baidu.com.

The user also posted a doctored image showing a decapitated Federer on his knees on a tennis court, with a masked executioner dressed in black and holding an axe posing next to him.

Police and other government agencies have been contacted to increase security around Federer, an official with the tournament's organising committee told the Shanghai Youth Daily.

"We hope that it was an oral threat only, and the fan won't take substantive action. However, we have to take it seriously," Yang Yibin was quoted as saying.

"We have contacted the local police and we will upgrade the level of security for Roger. Meanwhile, we will also protect other players' security."

Yang gave few details of the extra security, but he said Federer's arrival time was not disclosed to media and that he and his family were ushered through a VIP channel and driven straight to their hotel after flying in to Shanghai.

Attacks on tennis players are rare, but in 1993 Monica Seles was stabbed by a deranged fan during a match in Hamburg.

In the 2009 French Open final, a fan invaded the court and tried to put a beret on Federer, before being tackled by security officials.

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Re: Federer targeted by Chinese death threat
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2012, 01:55:35 PM »
Dallas - this is scary stuff. I hope it won't affect Roger's performance.
Then we will fight in the shade.

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Re: Federer targeted by Chinese death threat
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2012, 02:57:52 PM »
hard to believe that there are people out there sick enough to go after athletes who bother nobody.

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Re: Federer targeted by Chinese death threat
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2012, 03:59:20 AM »
What is the objective behind the threat is what befuddles me? Roger is the consummate ambassador for sport in the world. Threatening him could only grab the Chinese police's unwanted attention towards the group.. :\
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Re: Federer targeted by Chinese death threat
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2012, 11:39:42 AM »
why bother targeting innocent people at all? what have they done other than to pursue their own trade.

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Re: Federer targeted by Chinese death threat
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2012, 02:00:56 PM »
Why would anyone want to "exterminate tennis"? Sounds like he's mentally ill.
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Re: Federer targeted by Chinese death threat
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2012, 04:46:42 PM »
lot of sickos in this world.
they should be locked up once they are identified.

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Re: Federer targeted by Chinese death threat
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2012, 05:27:23 PM »
lot of sickos in this world.
they should be locked up once they are identified.

This guy will end up in some labor camp for 10 years. Serves him right.
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Re: Federer targeted by Chinese death threat
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2012, 05:37:26 PM »
actually he should be executed.
 
somebody that sick is a huge liability to the society.

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Re: Federer targeted by Chinese death threat
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2012, 05:41:47 PM »
actually he should be executed.
 
somebody that sick is a huge liability to the society.

He'll meet his end soon enough in prison.
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Re: Federer targeted by Chinese death threat
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2012, 06:10:00 PM »
actually he should be executed.
 
somebody that sick is a huge liability to the society.


  I think the matter should be taken seriously, but to abandon central tenets of legal and moral liberal thinking on the basis of this twisted opprobrium is itself a sign of distorted thinking.

  The reality is that this is likely to be one of those mindless acts of verbal GBH that the internet throws up now and then. Of course it  has to be dealt with in those terms, and any action should be proportionate to his vile threat. But killing people for making threats is just absurd-think how that idea would work if that idea was actually how a society was run.
You cannot defend the idea of human inviolability by killing people at the drop of a hat. 
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Re: Federer targeted by Chinese death threat
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2012, 09:01:03 PM »
this is just ridiculous. Hope they find him.

Sports and the athletes is the best thing in the world. We have some crazy people in this world.


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Re: Federer targeted by Chinese death threat
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2012, 06:08:42 PM »
this is just ridiculous. Hope they find him.

Sports and the athletes is the best thing in the world. We have some crazy people in this world.

Does that craziness include people who think those who post threats on the net should be 'executed' ?
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Re: Federer targeted by Chinese death threat
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2012, 07:31:22 PM »
Does that craziness include people who think those who post threats on the net should be 'executed' ?

What is crazy about wishing righteous vengeance on wrongdoers?
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Re: Federer targeted by Chinese death threat
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2012, 10:07:49 PM »
The guy was arrested. These things should be taken seriously. Remember what happened to Seles? That German psycho destroyed her career. 

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Re: Federer targeted by Chinese death threat
« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2012, 10:37:25 PM »
Does that craziness include people who think those who post threats on the net should be 'executed' ?

What is crazy about wishing righteous vengeance on wrongdoers?

A pair of bricks would do the job.  ;-()

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Re: Federer targeted by Chinese death threat
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2012, 02:59:20 AM »
I know this guy on that forum. He is Federer hater.

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Re: Federer targeted by Chinese death threat
« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2012, 02:07:21 PM »
Does that craziness include people who think those who post threats on the net should be 'executed' ?

What is crazy about wishing righteous vengeance on wrongdoers?

What's crazy about wishing those who post nasty stuff on the internet should be executed is that this exhibits exactly the same lack of reverence for human life that the nasty posting implied in the first place.
Here in the UK some people have sent death threats to someone who performed on a tv talent show. Now this is egregious, and speaks volumes for the small minded twat who posted it. However, no ones life should be taken for a posting such stuff. Yes there should be sanctions, and yes it should be taken seriously, but to claim lives should be lost because of words said, even harmful words, is utterly absurd.
   ' righteous vengeance on wrongdoers', sounds like some old testament drivel put forth by some unthinking moron.

We all love Fed, but lets not lose sight of the reality that this is one of those malicious internet acts that happen all the time.
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Re: Federer targeted by Chinese death threat
« Reply #18 on: October 08, 2012, 05:24:48 AM »
FedFanForever. You gotta watch this movie, '12 Angry Men'. It will demonstrate the difference between mindless drivel and genuine murder threats..  :whistle:
Nevertheless, such threats must be dealt with utmost diligence and seriousness and the rule of law must prevail.
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Re: Federer targeted by Chinese death threat
« Reply #19 on: October 08, 2012, 05:37:55 AM »
Is the person really chinese?  Just wondering