Granit Xhaka celebrates scoring goals in the World Cup match against Serbia in the World Cup Russia 2018.
These delightful photos from the 2018 World Cup in Russia have gone viral around the world. Granit Shaka (29) and Xherdan Shaqiri (30) used their hands to form the double-headed eagle depicted on the Albanian flag during the match against Serbia.
Before the match, there were various provocations, no worse than that of Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic (56) with the question “whether Serbia will actually play against Switzerland, Albania or Pristina”. During the match, right-wing Serbian extremists chanted “Kill the Albanians”.
Shaqiri on Swirling Two-Headed Eagle: Sorry if people feel offended.(03:58)
After the match, violent clashes erupted between the rival groups in various places in Switzerland. There was less talk of victory than symbolism. The gesture immediately sparked discussions that go beyond football: polarization, exclusion, nationalism, and the loyalty of dual nationals. The double eagle has been named the word of the year 2018.
12,000 requests sent
What are the consequences of the double-headed eagle on Kosovo in Switzerland? Were you discriminated against soon after? This is exactly what the study looked at European Journal of Policy Research. He appeared. Authors Daniel Orr and Didier Rodian reached a startling conclusion: the double-headed eagle benefited the inhabitants of Kosovo in Switzerland. discrimination decreased. This day was reported by «Argauer Zeitung».
To measure this, researchers sent out nearly 12,000 dummy applications for free apartments. They sent two identical requests for each ad, with one exception: one had a Swiss name, and the other had a Kosovar name. The experiment was conducted between March and September 2018, exactly during the match that took place in June 2018.
“At first I thought: That’s it then”
After the first three months, the result is clear: 78.8% of the Swiss received an invitation to see their home. For Kosovars it was only 72.3%. Then came Shaka and Shaqiri’s gestures.
“At first I thought: This is all for our experiment, because the so-called interference, that is, the external influence, can be very large,” researcher Daniel Auer tells Aargauer Zeitung. “But later on, the double-headed eagle was a stroke of luck.”
Because then the numbers had suddenly been adjusted. After that, the Swiss still often received positive feedback. However, the ratio was significantly revised to 70.5 versus 69.1 percent.
“I thought discrimination would increase”
The scientists were surprised by their findings: “I had thought that discrimination might increase. Apparently, the discussions around this game led to a feeling of togetherness. The feeling of defending the Swiss flag together, as Shaqiri, Xhaka, Lichsteiner and the whole team do, has carried over into everyday life. ‘ says Auer. He estimates that the players have directly ensured that “the disadvantages of their communities in Switzerland are diminished”.
However, it is unclear how sustainable the double-headed eagle’s effect will be. The political expert tells the newspaper that the experience must be repeated for this. “It would not be surprising if the difference has increased a little in the meantime. Because the double-headed eagle is a concrete condition, a single gesture rather than a development over many years.”
How the relationship evolved should also feel elsewhere in a few months. On December 2, Switzerland and Serbia will meet again in the Qatar World Cup. Shaka and Shaqiri should be there too. (From)
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