Chilean Miners to Be VIP Guests at Manchester United vs. Arsenal

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Chilean Miners before the Manchester United vs. Arsenal soccer match

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The lengths some people will go to in order to watch a soccer match for free.

Manchester United director (and former soccer legend in his own right) Sir Bobby Charlton extended VIP invites to the Chilean miners to attend Monday night’s top of the table clash with English Premier League rivals Arsenal. Charlton’s father was a miner so he had been following “Los 33″‘s extraordinary exploits with particular interest earlier this year. “You took it in your stride and the whole world was very proud of you,” said Sir Bobby.

(See pictures of former Manchester United star, David Beckham.)

26 of the 33 miners have made the trip and will be given a tour of the ground and meet the players, and manager Sir Alex Ferguson, before the match. Miner Omar Reygadas even managed to issue a challenge by joking (we think) that, “We have got enough footballers to make a team and maybe play Manchester United.”

(See pictures of the Chilean miners being rescued.)

Charlton remarked that his love for Chile was also a reason for the kind offer: “In 1962 I played in the World Cup in Chile and we enjoyed it and I said that if any of them wanted to come back to Manchester they’d be welcome. I had heard some of them were United fans.” Chilean wine producer, Vina Concha y Toro, who are one of United’s sponsors, is footing the bill and almost certainly receiving some welcome publicity to boot. (via BBC)

9 comments
RW911
RW911

Ok, let there be justice, the kind Muslims subject others to when they are a Majority.


I don't hear anyone protesting the massacre of Christians/ others in Sudan, Nigeria, why?


I don't hear anyone protesting the plight of Hindus in Bangladesh and Pakistan, why?

ekaiypov
ekaiypov

_________________________________________PAUSE THE WAR_____________________________________

My name is Emil Kaiypov. I am a citizen of the Kyrgyz Republic, a lawyer, and a father of two children. The proposal for which I am asking your kind support is the suspension of all currently existing hostilities on Earth.


The main goal of my entire project is to save and improve the lives of children who are suffering from the present conflicts and violence.

The challenge is to create a moment of "pause" [a technical term from video language] in hostilities now and in the future, as well as to refusal to restart them at all. I believe that in this context, such "pause" in the war action seems do-able and practical, much more effective than the idealistic and utopian pressing of an imaginary "stop" button. In the future the first action will equate to the second: "pause" will become "stop". In order to alert the international community and potential supporters, I made a demonstration of my own at 18 October 2013 on the territory of Syrian embassy in Beirut, with poster "pause the war".

The purpose of this demonstration, is to show through an example that:

1) one person has the power to perform an action directed to the benefit of all mankind.

2) no one should be indifferent, when war is concerned.

3) war requires us to drop everything else, in order to stop it. Daily activities, against the background of war, look meaningless and empty.

I believe, that this idea will resonate and supporters will wish to join it. The age of information technologies, will help to spread it around the globe. Definitely there will be supporters among the world's famous celebrities. In the event that a large number of ordinary people and celebrities join this campaign, the dream to stop all military actions on the planet will be realized. This will serve as an occasion to announce the call for volunteers in the "international army of peace". It will consist of unarmed "soldiers" who are ready at any time, to go to the hot spot to "pause" the hostilities with the fact of their presence and to encourage the warring parties to engage in dialogue. Ideally, this army should consist of a world-famous and beloved celebrities from all spheres of human activities.

I suggest that countries be ready to support my initiative, in solidarity, by placing on the cloth of their national flags, the well-known pause symbol "II". I believe that in the course of implementation of this anti-war action, the reasons for which the suspended armed conflict began, will be resolved or continued in a civilized manner. This anti-war action will bring about a new peaceful reality, when there will be no state left, which "international army of peace" had not visited.

The termination of all hostilities, will become the point of departure for further continuous progress in all directions.

We are able to bring about the time, when the world will be fairly managed by a workable international organization which will be trusted by all citizens of the earth. When this happens, all kinds of weapons will be transferred to international United Nations control, the purpose of which, will be the preservation of peace and sustainable development of mankind.

We live in a world, when the collective effort makes possible the colonizing of other planets in the foreseeable future. I believe, that we have enough strength and resources for the child born tomorrow to see a world, where uniform international standards of education, labor, pension and medical care, will be established everywhere. A world, where the primary human needs will be satisfied for free.

A world, where nobody talks about freedom, because absolute freedom will accompany each person from the moment of birth, to his last breath. A world, where the happiness and freedom of the individual, will not happen in isolation but will include freedom and happiness of all of humanity. A world without war.

A world without war is undisputed goal, that sooner or later humanity will definitely reach. It is the primary duty of every adult to fulfill a "world in peace"-- everyone’s childhood dream. Every child surrounded by the horrors of war dreams that one day somebody will come and say "It is enough!" and by saying it bring war to an end. Then war will stop. That day has come! It's time to combine our efforts in order to make that dream come true.

DilipKumar
DilipKumar

There is no Rohingya minority in Myanmar. So called Rohingyas are illegal immigrants from neighboring Bangladesh. OIC and Saudi funded Bengali infiltrators are trying to take over Myanmar by manufacturing fictitious history. Bengali infiltrators are involved in rape, murder, abduction and terrorism. Myanmar and its people have every right to drive out the Bengali infiltrators from its border. No amount of propaganda and distortion will succeed. Truth and righteous people of Myanmar will prevail. 

gingermavy
gingermavy

This is incredibly good news. Anything bad that happens to Muslims is a GOOD thing. But, if they don't like it, have them move to Detroit! They love Muslims! And tell them to bring their suicide vests and honor killing culture!

DanTheMormon
DanTheMormon

Partial fulfillment of a prophecy?

"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;.. Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats..." - 1 Timothy 4:1-3

laugh.or.retch
laugh.or.retch

Yet another example of why religion and politics should be separate.

abundantlifechica
abundantlifechica

Such evil is birthed in a lack of love. These groups follow false gods and worship idols.

May people of these two religious ideologies - and all others - find the ONE TRUE GOD, Jesus Christ.

Jakaro
Jakaro

@ekaiypov 

Is ISIS going to "pause"? Is Boko Haram? Or do you propose surrender to them? There will never be an end to war as long as there are warlike ideologies impelling the believers toward violence against the unbelievers, and Islam is the most warlike ideology of all.