Mika Myllyl? received death threats

Mika Myllyl? received death threats

Post by Inger Skramstad J?rsta » Thu, 27 Feb 2003 00:39:48


The Finnish skier Mika Myllyl? has received death threats,  and he is afraid
to start in Vasaloppet and Holmenkollen,  Norwegian radio NRK P1 reported
this afternoon.  Just where these threats originate from,  was not mentioned
in this very brief radio newscast just a short while ago.  This means that
Myllyl? now is afraid to go to upcoming races in Sweden and Norway.  This is
an extremely sad situation,  I think.  The man has served his time,  so let
him race,  if he really wants to.  A life-long ban is against most accepted
principles of justice,  anyway,  and he is most likely far from the only  "
bad guy " out there.  We will just have to forgive,  but not forget,
sometime,  and I think that just maybe the right time for this is now.  This
escalation from  " sleazy " tabloid journalism to extremely serious threats
can not be accepted by anyone.  This so-called  " ski war " in the medias
between Norway&others against Finland must be put to an end now.  It is time
to focus the fact that the Norwegian ski jumping coach,  Mika Kojonkoski
from Finland,  probably is one of the most popular persons here in Norway at
present.  So,  if one Mika can be so greatly appreciated here,  there surely
must be forgiveness for another Mika,  too,  at least in my humble opinion.
 
 
 

Mika Myllyl? received death threats

Post by lust » Thu, 27 Feb 2003 17:35:43


Quote:
> The Finnish skier Mika Myllyl? has received death threats,  and he is afraid
> to start in Vasaloppet and Holmenkollen,  Norwegian radio NRK P1 reported
> this afternoon.  Just where these threats originate from,  was not mentioned
> in this very brief radio newscast just a short while ago.  This means that
> Myllyl? now is afraid to go to upcoming races in Sweden and Norway.  This is
> an extremely sad situation,  I think. (...)

FWIW these threats havent been mentioned in the Finnish media,
but the head of the Vasaloppet organisation did tell a Finnish
newspaper that he had received one "death threat letter" from
Finland and thrown it right into the rubbish bin. Its a sad
fact of life but it seems there is always a small number of
people everywhere who find fulfillment in their lives in this
manner - some are keen on threats, others are fond of more
odorous messages:-) - and are probably quite busy at work
writing to whoever happens to be in the limelight of media
controversy.

I do think that the comments from the Vasaloppet and Holmenkollen
bosses were a bit unthought of and even populistic, but OTOH
Mika Myllyl? couldve gone easier on melodrama instead of adding
"...and, why not, for my life" when he answered the question
whether he feels he should be worried for his safety there.
But the man is what he is and probably cannot help himself -
he stopped to kneel down in a thankful prayer before crossing
the finish line in Lahti on Saturday... - and he certainly
makes the most of the situation by publicly pondering whether
he should, shall and/or can race in the Vasaloppet.

A Swedish tabloid attempted to put further spin of the story
and reported that the organizers at the Lahti WC races have
become concerned about the possible hostile reactions of the
Finnish spectators and brought on new resources to guarantee
the safety of the Swedish and Norwegian skiers. Well, a
nation gets the infantile tabloid press it deserves:-)

Anders

 
 
 

Mika Myllyl? received death threats

Post by Inger Skramstad J?rsta » Fri, 28 Feb 2003 01:06:24




Quote:

> > The Finnish skier Mika Myllyl? has received death threats,  and he is
afraid
> > to start in Vasaloppet and Holmenkollen,  Norwegian radio NRK P1
reported
> > this afternoon.  Just where these threats originate from,  was not
mentioned
> > in this very brief radio newscast just a short while ago.  This means
that
> > Myllyl? now is afraid to go to upcoming races in Sweden and Norway.
This is
> > an extremely sad situation,  I think. (...)

> FWIW these threats havent been mentioned in the Finnish media,
> but the head of the Vasaloppet organisation did tell a Finnish
> newspaper that he had received one "death threat letter" from
> Finland and thrown it right into the rubbish bin. Its a sad
> he should, shall and/or can race in the Vasaloppet.

Maybe I got it wrong here,  I heard it only very briefly,  maybe it was not
Mika Myllyl? after all,  but the head of Vasaloppet?  I am not qiute sure
here,  you know. But Mika was afraid to race,  I think?  But,  maybe it was
the head of Vasaloppet who had receiced these threats,  and not Mika
Myllyl?,  I am not sure.