Serbian Women Cause Anger Over Celebration Photo

  0 Carly DeMarque | June 01st, 2017 | European volleyball, International Volleyball, News

With a victory over Poland at the 2018 FIVB World Championship Women’s European Qualifier, the Serbian women’s team advanced on to the World Championships next year.

The top 24 teams in the world make it to this prestigious event that occurs every four years, that will be held in Japan. Since the event is being held in Japan the Serbian women decided to take a photo where they pushed their eyes back to look like an Asian. With the photo circulating the internet, it has caused quite the uproar, angering many.

Courtesy of FIVB

The photo was used on the FIVB story about the victory, but after many people became angry with the nature of the photo, it was taken down. It was instead replaced with the photo below.

Serbia celebrates in Warsaw after becoming the first team to qualify for the 2018 FIVB World Championships. Photo courtesy of FIVB

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Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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