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Hockey player: The world has to respect Russia’s anti-gay law during the Sochi Games

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  1. Respect? No more than I would respect any other racist bigoted group of hatemongering scum.

    Act like ignorant backwards mouth-breathers, and that is how you shall be regarded.

  2. Robert in S. Kensington 28 Aug 2013, 2:00pm

    And if Russia suddenly banned the orthodox cult from existing, the entire “christian” world would be up in arms demanding that the games be moved to another country and would probably be successful with the majority of international leaders joining the throng.

    No, Russia! We will NEVER respect your vile law.

    1. Andrew Quinn 28 Aug 2013, 2:10pm

      Time travel back to 1936 and we see another vile jack boot bigots who discriminated against Jewish people and this grew and grew from minor regulations and “reasonable” restrictions on civil rights to murder. All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing” Edmund Burke

  3. That There Other David 28 Aug 2013, 2:06pm

    Nobody has to respect anything just because Russia says so. Especially not codified discrimination enforced by the threat of violence.

  4. Jock S. Trap 28 Aug 2013, 2:10pm

    Er, no it doesn’t.

    The Winter Olympics were given to Russia on a lie as this law came in after they were awarded the games.

    There is no respect for a country that cannot respect it’s own esp the LGBT children.

  5. Here’s a crazy idea: how about Russia respects basic human rights?

  6. Mike in U.S.A. 28 Aug 2013, 2:41pm

    Respect a disrespectful law? Yeah, no… no we don’t have to respect your laws, whomever you are. The fact that you’re asserting that we do either means that you are covering because you don’t know what you’re talking about or that you’re, literally, a homophobic bigot.

  7. … you mean just like the Nazi’s urged people to respect Germany’s anti-Jewish laws, pre WWII?
    I think not, you backward, homophobic meat-head.

  8. Whilst I respect Russia’s right to make their own laws, I for one, will not respect a law such as this. Similarly I respect Muslims, Christians etc. rights to believe whatever fairy tales they want, but ask me to respect their beliefs and practices at the expense of my own freedoms….never. There is a huge difference in these two positions. Unfortunately the bigots who sprout such nonsense do not.

    1. (oops)….understand the difference between the two.

  9. Perhaps Ilya Kovalchuk has taken a hit on the head one too many times, his powers of reason seem somewhat out of wack.
    Respect for naked discrimination based on ignorance and bigotry perpetrated by a fascist cleptocracy, I think not!
    Russia is squirming trying to reconcile the irreconcilable. They know they are in the wrong, but they dare not allow the illusion to slip to reveal the naked Czar (at least not yet).

  10. What would you expect from a hockey player? Warmth? Intellgence? Humanity? This from someone who regularly beats his wife and children and hangs out in men’s bathrooms. But again I must question why pinknews gives space to these braindead morons.

  11. barriejohn 28 Aug 2013, 3:15pm

    “It’s a free world”. Did he really say that? Bigots just don’t get irony, do they? Contestants are Olympic athletes, so do they respect the Olympic ideals or Russian law? They can’t do both!

  12. I am not going to watch TV during the Olympics Games. I would be happy and show respect to the athlets who resigned to travel to Sochi as a protest against the breaking of human rights in Russia.

  13. johnny33308 28 Aug 2013, 4:24pm

    Bigotry, hatred, persecution, prejudice and other evil ideas deserve NO respect on any level, since they are by their very existence, unethical and serve no good. Respect isn’t even a word to be associated with such barbaric ideas and beliefs.

  14. It’s a free country? It’s “our” country. It is clearly not a free country for the victims of her hatred and it is clearly not “their” country. We should pass laws all around the world in “our” countries saying that anyone who is Russian should not speak Russian there, should not bring their Russian partners or spouses with them and should not be seen to Russian or to do anything Russian. Those laws should be respected as well, right, or am I just being completely illogical, unfair and bigoted?

  15. Did he RESPECT the racist laws in the old SOUTH AFRICA as well?

    So we need to RESPECT Putin’s right to abuse people?

  16. if Russians do not see that Putin is destroying their human rights & dignity maybe they deserve him,pity about the minorities.

  17. Then I shall not be going…. because they do not respect me.

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