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    • Rasmus
    • 31.01.13 | 16:17 (IST)

    Muhammed Ali was, as lots of others opposed to the war in Vietnam, and was stripped of his World Champion-ship for refusing to fight in Vietnam, his comment was: " No Vietnamese has ever called me a Negro". He was a great force to black American's self-esteem in the years of the Civil Rights, and that is his social legacy. And what a sportsman! The film "When We were Kings" is a great documentary which shows a man with moral principles; a quality which is rarely seen in the political arena.

    from the article: Between Lapid and Muhammad Ali
    First published 06:18 31.01.13 | Last updated 06:18 31.01.13
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