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Re: spurs goal-scorer is half cypriot

Postby Cap » Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:43 pm

tsukoui wrote:
GreekIslandGirl wrote: Shows how little remnant-African, phenotypic-ancestry modern day Cypriots actually have though.


I disagree, apart from the coloration he looks very Greek to me, almost Ancient. ;)



No way dude. The African ancestry is very visible.
Classic mixed race features.
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Re: spurs goal-scorer is half cypriot

Postby kurupetos » Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:45 pm

Cap wrote:
tsukoui wrote:
GreekIslandGirl wrote: Shows how little remnant-African, phenotypic-ancestry modern day Cypriots actually have though.


I disagree, apart from the coloration he looks very Greek to me, almost Ancient. ;)



No way dude. The African ancestry is very visible.
Classic mixed race features.

I agree. :wink:
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Re: spurs goal-scorer is half cypriot

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:52 pm

kurupetos wrote:
Cap wrote:
tsukoui wrote:
GreekIslandGirl wrote: Shows how little remnant-African, phenotypic-ancestry modern day Cypriots actually have though.


I disagree, apart from the coloration he looks very Greek to me, almost Ancient. ;)



No way dude. The African ancestry is very visible.
Classic mixed race features.

I agree. :wink:


Absolutely. The African features are dominant. A (Brit) friend who has followed Townsend's career closely, through being a big footie fan, was convinced he was of African descent. Then, when pointed out, he could see he might be partly African, but was totally shocked to hear he is half GC. He doesn't look GC at all. That's not a criticism, he's a lovely looking lad - it's just an observation. Cypriots do not have any significant African features - people just go by a tan as being "other".
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Re: spurs goal-scorer is half cypriot

Postby tsukoui » Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:13 pm

GreekIslandGirl wrote:
kurupetos wrote:
Cap wrote:
tsukoui wrote:
GreekIslandGirl wrote: Shows how little remnant-African, phenotypic-ancestry modern day Cypriots actually have though.


I disagree, apart from the coloration he looks very Greek to me, almost Ancient. ;)



No way dude. The African ancestry is very visible.
Classic mixed race features.

I agree. :wink:


Absolutely. The African features are dominant. A (Brit) friend who has followed Townsend's career closely, through being a big footie fan, was convinced he was of African descent. Then, when pointed out, he could see he might be partly African, but was totally shocked to hear he is half GC. He doesn't look GC at all. That's not a criticism, he's a lovely looking lad - it's just an observation. Cypriots do not have any significant African features - people just go by a tan as being "other".


I have lots to say about this but I think it's a little rude to place someone's appearance under such scrutiny. But it's not just the tan that makes Cypriots "other". Cypriots have a very distinct appearance. I can always tell a Cypriot from an Italian, for instance, or even a mainland Greek. Then there's the history of course.
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Re: spurs goal-scorer is half cypriot

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:40 am

tsukoui wrote:
GreekIslandGirl wrote:
kurupetos wrote:
Cap wrote:
tsukoui wrote:
I disagree, apart from the coloration he looks very Greek to me, almost Ancient. ;)



No way dude. The African ancestry is very visible.
Classic mixed race features.

I agree. :wink:


Absolutely. The African features are dominant. A (Brit) friend who has followed Townsend's career closely, through being a big footie fan, was convinced he was of African descent. Then, when pointed out, he could see he might be partly African, but was totally shocked to hear he is half GC. He doesn't look GC at all. That's not a criticism, he's a lovely looking lad - it's just an observation. Cypriots do not have any significant African features - people just go by a tan as being "other".


I have lots to say about this but I think it's a little rude to place someone's appearance under such scrutiny. But it's not just the tan that makes Cypriots "other". Cypriots have a very distinct appearance. I can always tell a Cypriot from an Italian, for instance, or even a mainland Greek. Then there's the history of course.


His appearance is only under scrutiny because that seems to be paramount in the footie world. Look at Beckham ... male model! This guy could make it too. But as to whether he looks Cypriot, I have it on many accounts now that he doesn't.

Cypriots do not look particularly distinctive. They look very much like Greeks who look very much like Southern Europeans, who look very much like Northern Europeans. Average Cypriot DNA, like Greek DNA, is over 90% European. At most some 1% is middle eastern. None have African DNA that I'm aware of (unless you go back over > 50,000 years) - except now! :D
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Re: spurs goal-scorer is half cypriot

Postby Paphitis » Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:12 am

With all due respect, but Cypriots also look like Aussies with a tan.

That's what happens when you have 300 days of sunshine and beach weather!

You are probably an unhealthy looking pasty white and don't even look Cypriot or Greek by now! :lol:
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Re: spurs goal-scorer is half cypriot

Postby Paphitis » Sat Oct 19, 2013 3:50 pm

Oh boy, political correctness in the UK is absolutely just crazy! :roll:

You people just aren't getting enough sun or Vitamin D! :roll:
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