Federer charity video looks a bit of a PR "fake"

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  1. Tiebreak100

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    I agree, do your charity work in a private and discreet manner. Federer like in everything he does, travels with an entourage of photographers snapping every false move. It looks like he is exploiting the misfortune of others to promote the Roger Federer brand, which is rather distasteful. I would not be surprised if all the poor children are kitted out in the horrific and cringeworthy 'Rf' gear.
     
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  2. President

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    Roger Federer is a great man with a truly kind heart. How many other top athletes can say that? To all the naysayers, ask James Blake whether Roger is "fake" or not, when he was the only player on tour to send James a card in the hospital after he broke his neck.
     
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  3. RogerRacket111

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    How much of your time and money do you donate to charity ?
     
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  4. heftylefty

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    Federer gives a damn! Why hate him for that?
    Pick something else to dump on the guy for.
     
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  5. Sentinel

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    First pictures of Fed milking a cow, and now helping poor children in Africa. Horrible horrible man.

    He should be fishing or playing poker or speedboating with his friend's kids.
     
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  6. OddJack

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    He spent lot of time doing activities, playing, painting, interacting with those kids. He doesnt speak their language so reads the book in English and the teacher translate and here you bitter genius come and point out the kids dont understand English? And that's the only part that makes it a fake?

    So if he hadnt tried to read a book with them everything else was fine?

    And who says doing PR for charity is a bad thing?

    Can you even explain what a FAKE PR is?
     
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  7. forzamilan90

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    This thread makes me lose hope in the Internet, for real
     
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  8. Start da Game

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    all this is obviously fake.......it's even more fake when fediva is involved.......

    by the way why is it that foundations are always for africans?

    aren't there any euro-south africans in south africa who are poor? i have heard that a lot of underage euro-south african girls are involved in prostitution due to poverty.......
     
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  9. smoledman

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    Nadal is too buy cycling his PEDs to worry about starving kids in Africa.
     
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  10. smoledman

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    Except the RF Foundation has been doing work in South Africa since 2003 before he was THE superstar. So there goes your "exploitation" hypothesis.
     
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  11. TheCheese

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    Someone is using their fame and wealth to help people and you're complaining about it being a PR move... Really?

    He has no obligation to help anyone at all. Jeez.
     
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  12. NadalDramaQueen

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    Be honest, how many RF shirts do you own? :)
     
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  13. Emet74

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    Where's the RF gear???
    Someone forgot the memo!

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. sbengte

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    I am guessing here that the word OP intended to use was "contrived" , and not "fake".
     
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  15. zagor

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    So basically according to you, an individual can either be a complete fake or a Mother Teresa.

    You do realize most people fall somewhere in between?
     
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  16. tennisbuck

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    Maybe the money that is being donated to charities is fake...
     
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  17. lawlaw

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    Wow. Just wow. Some of the comments on here amaze me and serve to remind that it is better to keep your mouth shut rather than prove to the world just how foolish you are.

    Roger is one of the nicest guys out there. This is a fact, one I can personally attest to. He does lots of charity work and uses his own money and success to help those that are less fortunate. Not everything is publicised, but publicity helps bring awareness to a cause which in turn spurs others to use their fortunate positions to help those in need. Unless this video had been produced it is doubtful the majority talking utter drivel on here would know about the cause of pay it any attention. It's highly doubtful any charitable acts could be claimed by such characters.

    As for Roger reading the story to children in English, it happens to be the official government language of South Africa. Hence why Oscar Pistorius' case is being heard in English. Perhaps some of you should learn a little about the world before trying to find fault with those trying to do good in it?

    Roger is a beast in competition, clearly, his trophy cabinet attests to this. Obviously he knows how good he is and with that comes a degree of arrogance which all serious competitors possess and display in varying ways. For everything he has achieved in his short time on Earth he has handled himself incredibly well. If anyone has the right to brag, he is certainly one of them. The pressure of competing on tour is one thing, the pressure and commitments he faces each week, month and year are simply phenomenal. That he takes it all in his stride tells you something of the measure of the man.

    Obviously there is the usual banter about favourite/disliked players on this forum and it is all taken with a pinch of salt. However, when a man gives of himself to benefit others he doesn't necessarily need a standing ovation, but trying to tear the guy down is quite pathetic. I joined this forum to read and learn the thoughts of tennis players from around the world. It's a little disheartening to see people have don't value their time, instead choose to spend it publishing deliberately spiteful things such as this.
     
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  18. jwjh

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    You mean Shakira and Nadal were lovers?

    Anyway, I think why the video seemed weird was because there was no background music.
     
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  19. B A Y

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    Well said!! and we have a beautiful country! Look it up sometime!
     
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  20. Tiebreak100

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    The children are clearly distracted/distressed in the photo. Behind the camera the 'RF' clothing has just been brought into the room - hence the joy on the face of the Rog.
     
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  21. mariecon

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    Very well said.
     
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  22. Tropikal_Knights

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    well said. agree with everything you have said 100%
     
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