Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
OFF THE POST: Austrians turn on own team
by Mike Woitalla, September 26th, 2007 7AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  international

MOST COMMENTED

A group of Austrian fans have started a petition that so far yielded 4,000 signatures urging the Austrian national team not to participate in the 2008 European Championship it is co-hosting with Switzerland. "This is not about criticizing players or coaches," said Michael Kriess, one of the petition instigators. "We simply say that the way Austria is playing is an insult to our, to every fan's aesthetic understanding of the game." The petitioners say watching Coach Josef Hickersberger's team is detrimental to one's mental health.

"It means you fall into a dismal state of depression when watching a match featuring the Austrian national team," they say on their Web site, which sells T-shirts reading: "Initiative for an Austria-free Euro 08 supporter."

The proceeds go toward an Austrian academy for soccer officials.

Austria stretched its winless streak to eight games this month with a 2-0 loss to Chile at home.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
WCQ: What's at stake Friday in Concacaf    
After four games, one team -- Mexico -- has clinched a berth in the Hexagonal, the ...
Video Pick: A celebration too far    
Medi Dresevic of Swedish third tier club Norrby IF was ejected for how he celebrated his ...
MLS Countdown: NYCFC and D.C. kick off Conflict Week    
A total of 59 MLS players were called up by their national teams for World Cup ...
Devastated Hope Solo calls it quits for 2016 season    
Less than a week after being suspended from the U.S. national team for six months and ...
What They're Saying: Jurgen Klinsmann    
"My message since I took over this role, since five years ago, to all of them ...
This week in men's college soccer    
The WAC reintroduced men's soccer in 2013 and quickly has become one of the hottest men's ...
U.S. Abroad: Top U.S. youth star signs with Schalke 04    
FC Dallas, regarded as having MLS's best youth development program, lost out on Weston McKennie, the ...
What They're Saying: Hope Solo    
"Seventeen f****** years, and it's over!" -- Hope Solo, with her reaction to her husband, former ...
Video Pick: Sportsmanship from Barca boys    
After Barcelona U-13s' 1-0 win over Omiya at the World Challenge Cup in Tokyo left the ...
MLS Injury Report: Zardes out for regular season    
The LA Galaxy confirmed that U.S. national team forward Gyasi Zardes will miss the remainder of ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives