Just when you think the world couldn't get any more ridiculous than it already is, something like this pops up.
It seems a Turkish lawyer just filed a complaint with UEFA, the European football federation, in response to Italian club Inter Milan having worn a jersey with a symbol of a cross on it during a November game against the Turkish team Fenerbahçe.
Personally, I think the lawyer's just pissed that Fenerbahçe got trounced 3-0, because he wants UEFA to cancel the three points earned by Inter Milan for the victory.
But the lawyer has also asked a Turkish tribunal to sanction Inter Milan for wearing the shirts which he says reminded Turks of an emblem of the Christian order of the Knights Templar. Asking a Turkish tribunal to sanction the team seems kind of odd considering Inter Milan decided not to wear the controversial shirt during the first matchup of the teams in Istanbul. They instead wore the jersey at home, in Italy.
Obviously Muslims have some issue with the jersey, since the symbol on it is closely tied to the Crusades of the Middle Ages.
But, guess what...most African and Arab teams, including Turkey, display the Muslim symbol - a crescent moon and a star - on their jerseys. Haven't heard anyone up in arms about that yet.
So, in other words, the moral of the story here is, uh, complain about other religions that do the exact same thing that you do. But proclaim that your religion is correct because you worship the right God.
Yes, that'll solve everything.