Saturday, June 23, 2018

Kosovo-Born Shaqiri Denies Political Message in His Gestures Towards Serbians

a gesture that resembled Albania’s Eagle
Xherdan Shaqiri of Switzerland’s national team repeatedly made a gesture that resembled Albania’s Eagle after each goal the team scored against their Serbian adversaries.

Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka, two Switzerland players, both having Albanian roots, have been captured repeatedly making a specific gesture — crossing their palms on their chest to resemble an eagle from an Albanian flag. While Xhaka was born in Switzerland to Albanian parents, Shaqiri was born in Kosovo (which Serbia considers its territory), also to Albanian parents.

However, after the game, Shaqiri told journalist that there was no political message in his gestures.
"I don't want to give it much attention. When you score a goal, emotions always take the better of you, so I haven't put anything special in this gesture," he told reporters.

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