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    During yesterday´s serbian national anthem I noticed that some players did a three finger salute and others not ,what does it mean? is it some kind of serbian nationalist salute?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ESPARTACO View Post
    Hi there

    During yesterday´s serbian national anthem I noticed that some players did a three finger salute and others not ,what does it mean? is it some kind of serbian nationalist salute?

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    http://diymuscle.com/ebay3/3fingerstee.jpg
    3 fingers mean In the name of the God, Son and the Holly Ghoast...Some Serbs use that as national symbol...

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    The three-finger salute is almost exclusively used by ethnic Serbs. It had often been used as a nationalist sign before and during the Yugoslav wars and was often flashed by Serbian soldiers during military operations

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-f...lute_(Serbian)
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    I thought it was an Orthodox Christian salute, but in fact I only saw Serbs doing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rikhardur View Post
    I thought it was an Orthodox Christian salute, but in fact I only saw Serbs doing it.
    rikhardur,

    In fact both parts of the sentece are accurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rikhardur View Post
    I thought it was an Orthodox Christian salute, but in fact I only saw Serbs doing it.
    Thats half the truth. The Orthodox Christian Salute is three fingers merged together. This is a cooler improvisation but it actually has no official meaning

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    Thanks to all for the replies,so I guess this salute´s political implications ,hasn´t it? in that case does it means that the players that didn´t do the salute when the anthem was playing aren´t nationalist or have slovenian,croat,bosnian roots?

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    Don't think that any of Serbian players are nationalist. Btw, three fingers is originally a christian salute, but used only by Serbians,because it was "invented" only some 15-20 years ago, just before the war. To be honest, it started as nationalistic salute, but nowadays it truly became the christian-orthodox salute for Serbs. Maybe that's why some players don't show three fingers- they are simply atheists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ESPARTACO View Post
    Thanks to all for the replies,so I guess this salute´s political implications ,hasn´t it? in that case does it means that the players that didn´t do the salute when the anthem was playing aren´t nationalist or have slovenian,croat,bosnian roots?

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    Its a patriotic salute! All of the players are Serbs!

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    no all the players do it when the anthem is on but its a national salute that every serb does whether they are watching sport at church, out in the city clubbing, with friends and yeh its a national symbol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by milic17 View Post
    no all the players do it when the anthem is on but its a national salute that every serb does whether they are watching sport at church, out in the city clubbing, with friends and yeh its a national symbol.
    how far from the truth can you be?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Categor...bols_of_Serbia

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    They also kiss three times like as a greeting, which we also do often in Greece...
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    Thanks ozziem.

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    Majstorex dont tell me about my people i know better because i am serbian how far from the truth are you.... stop about this lets talk about basketball!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mysh View Post
    They also kiss three times like as a greeting, which we also do often in Greece...
    I thought we kiss 2 times not 3 lol

    Interesting.
    From an academic point of view,it's expected almost,that this fairly new serbian national symbol was to be born during a war time and that it is rooted also on religion.
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