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Old 06-29-2012, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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In my city there is a large Lebanese immigrant population - mostly Maronite Christians. I have noticed that most of them were cheering for Germany in the Euro. They cheer for Germany in the World Cup as well. Does anyone know why that is? I don't see the obvious link.
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Old 06-29-2012, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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Aside from them playing great football I wouldnt know. I root for Germany in the WC and Euro's too.
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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this peaked my interest...i suspect because the Germans unintentionally helped them get independence from France during WWII (since the french had their own things to worry about)

or maybe they just hate jews and think what the germans did back in the 40's was cool
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Old 06-30-2012, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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In my city there is a large Lebanese immigrant population - mostly Maronite Christians. I have noticed that most of them were cheering for Germany in the Euro. They cheer for Germany in the World Cup as well. Does anyone know why that is? I don't see the obvious link.
Detroit area?

Germany is a favorite for many when they have no horse in the race. Perhaps that's all there is to it. You could ask them too.
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Detroit area?

Germany is a favorite for many when they have no horse in the race. Perhaps that's all there is to it. You could ask them too.
No I am not from Detroit (Dearborn, etc.). I live in Quebec, Canada.

I have asked a few of them here but no one has an answer other than ''I dunno, we always have''...
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:09 PM
 
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I notice that people that are into engineering have a lot of respect towards Germany.
Maybe... somehow, that has some to do with it.
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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i still say its the french-independence or jew thing
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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i still say its the french-independence or jew thing
You're assuming all Lebanese are muslim and racist.
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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You're assuming all Lebanese are muslim and racist.
Just the germany rooting ones brah...
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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All of the ones I know are Christian and they as a community often side with Israel on certain political issues against the Muslim majority in their part of the world. Just sayin...
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