I made a Thread about a very interesting Topic. In the last days I've found out some Albanians in Greece, with interesting Stories. It's not just about the Footballers, there are other Celebrities in Greece with interesting albanian Story. As an Albanian from Macedonia with no relations to any Albanian who lives in Greece, i think i can find out more with your helps, especially from our Brothers in Republik Albania.
So, we all know the Stories about Panajot Kone, Sotiris Ninis, Tatos, Kapinos ect.
The Question is always; Are they Albanians or Greeks from Albania? Or are they Albanian who have to deny their Albanian Roots?
I'm asking, because i found a very interesting Story about a Singer in Greece. She's albanian but always hide her heritage. Here a Wiki-Article:
Eleni Foureira (Greek: Ελένη Φουρέιρα, born Entela Fureraj on 7 March 1987 in Fier) is a Greek pop singer and fashion designer of Albanian descent.
Albanian origin controversy
Foureira's origin and heritage has been a subject of much speculation. When she was a member of "Mystique" she was thought to be Brazilian. Through her early interviews after deciding to follow a solo career, Foureira used to state that: "My father comes from Athens and my mother from Ioannina. I was born and raised in Athens but since my surname is not Greek, I am usually asked about my origin. My surname and my family's origin is from Mexico. Everybody is entitled to their own opinion and that's fair enough. Right now I'm living my dream and I don't want to deal with anything else". Although claiming that she comes from Greece, it was announced that in 2010 Foureira had filed papers in order to obtain Greek citizenship which caused suspicion among Greek journalists. It was later revealed that her origin is not from Mexico but from Albania and her real name is Entela Fourerai. Foureira stated in another interview in 2010 that "My surname is Mexican. I have never said that I come from that country. My father has roots from there." In a 2011 interview for the Greek magazine NITRO, she stated that: "I'm not from Mexico or anything else. I'm from Athens. If my name was Eleni Papadopoulou there wouldn't be a problem. Can we please not talk about that at all?" On December 31, 2013 in an interview for "To Proino" in ANT1 she stated: "Many times I have been prevented from doing many things because of my origin. It's wrong the fact that I come from a different country to be considered a drawback. I don't get it. There has been a huge talk about that and I'm not going to apologize. I grew up here. I can't speak a different language. Who cares where I come from. I'm just doing my job". In an interview she said: “They judge someone from his sexual or ethnic orientation and not from his work. I hid I was born in Albania because when I went to record labels, before I entered Mystique Group, they didn’t even wanna hear it. It was a taboo for them […] I didn’t understand back then when I was a little girl because I felt Greek. I don’t know another language, I was educated here. This is why I told myself, nothing will stop me from doing what I want and spread my message”.
Despite the controversy, both her and her parents' names are Albanian. Foureira's name, Entela is an old Albanian name, with her parents' names being Kristaq (an Albanian name originating in Southern Albania) and Marjeta (meaning "good life" ("Mbarė jeta") in the Albanian language).
That is really interesting. She's afraid to say that she's albanian, because she's scared the Greek won't like her anymore. So when a talenteted Singer has to deny that she's albanian, what about the Footballers? Can we really compare Kone to Shaqiri and co.? Are they really such big traitors like we call them? For me, it looks like there is a really big Racism in Greece against Albanian(which complains why they are hiding their Heritage) so they are scared to talk about it or even say that they are albanian.
I've found another Musician in Greece, with albanian heritage. Claydee (Klajdi Lupa) is a big deal in Greece and Europe. He's proud of his albanian Origin and was even on albanian TV. I found out that he's working often with Albanians for example with Eleni but also with another from Albania. Later to him, back to Football.
I've just found a very interesting Picture of Panajot Kone.
(Sorry Kone, for getting Raped by Greek Media when Panorama Sport will publish this Picture)
I think we can be sure about that, that Kone is albanian. What about Kapino and Co.?
I watched one time Procesi Sportive, where they were talking about Dardan Maksutaj, who said that Young Boys kicked him out of the team because he choose Albania and not Switzerland. Same thing told from Astrit Kabashi with FC Basel. Redi Jupi said, that those Stories are not true because Swiss Teams don't give a shit which Countries the Kids chose, they just want that those Kids play for a Country to get a higher Market Value. Redi talked about that with the Sport Director from FC Basel. Then Jupi said, the only Country that makes pressure to Albanians NOT to chose albania is Greece.
Look at Kapino. He just can't look more albanian.
By the way, look at the Video Clip from Claydee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSRlSST8wbI
On 0:32 and 0:40 you can see another "Greek" Footballer.
So my Discusting Point is; Are they Traitors or it is normal that Albanian in Greece are so scared about Racism and Discriminism?
there is a german-greek Film about an Albanian who didn't know that he's albanian until his Mother started to talk in albanian after she gets sick. The funny thing is that before he knew that he's albania, he hated albanian. Here is the german Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIJuXODkw2w
edit. found the Greek Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUG76TmDoas
Another Story is Turkey, where albanian are assimilated and don't even know to speak albanian, but they know their Heritage. Semih Kaya, Semih Sentürk and Erkan Kas. The last one has fotos with the Albanian Flag on his Twitter Account. Kas = Gashi. I bet there are even more.
Sorry for the english, i tried my best but i think you will understand my points.