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Saturday, 23 August 2008

Debteraw and our Athletes

Tedla Asfaw

I am surprised why avoid covering our athletes glories victories in Beijing for the final week of  Beijing ttstOlympics. Did it find it irrelevant or what ? Whether the editor find it irrelevant or not it should cover it in its own way out of respect for millions of Ethiopians who are grilled to TV back home to watch the glorious victories and celebrate by singing "Keneisa Anbessa" as a sign of protest and call for the release of Teddy Afro.

Website like tried to own our athletes by running interview with athlete Haile Gebreselassie on its site. Our athletes are surfing websites from Beijing and what will they say to sites like Debteraw  who ignore their presence ? Make no mistake our athletes are Ethiopia's treasures and you can not get unchallenged for ignoring them.

Many like me who regularly visit your site are very disappointed and we need you to correct your mistake soon. Sport and politics are only separated in TPLF's  mafia not in millions of Ethiopians mind. We should also challenge sites like on its attempt to monopolize our athletes as his own and using them to propagate a "Kedami Emebete" propaganda for TPLF by posting greats like Haile's interview  with his "Kedami Emebete".