Then you misunderstand me. I have no opinion on Walter Trøggs intentions. What I do say is that the producers and media grabbed the opportunity for controversy, whether the incident was planned or accidental. The reason I believe this is because that is what the media has been doing since the beginning.
Well, I'm glad you've shown an ability to come to your senses and recognise that it was probably not intentional and he was just waving in his own style. As for the media, yes, one or two outlets (the gutter press) used it to sell a little scandal.
You deserve credit for opening me to the possibility that it could be unintentional on his part. However, for that to be the most probable explanation it must be assumed he is a normal, conscientious human being. I don't see any reason why that should be assumed under present circumstances, under any circumstances. He could be under control of various sources, he could be a psychopath and simply not care about what could be a calculated fall out. For all I know he could not be a person at all, just a fictional creation.
Realizing I can't know any of those things leaves me simply with what we're being shown, a gesture which could be interpreted by a fair number of people as a nazi salute, or at the very least, nazi esque. The difference between the two viewpoints, intentional or unintentional, relies on two separate beliefs. One, assuming he is a normal person, it would be unlikely for him to do this, or two, that it would be unlikely for such an incident to take place in an event under so much control and with so much riding on it by accident, also given the assumption that nothing happens in the media by accident.
After considering this my opinion is that the nature of the incident remains open. My personal conclusion is that either way it's not worth spending energy on, and I have come to realize that I've already spent a lot more than I should, and for that I thank you. Perhaps, if intentional, that was part of the perps goals.
Speaking of Germans... interesting choice of nik, herrnimrod
From Old High German hēriro, hērro, the comparative form of hēr (“noble, venerable”) (German hehr), by analogy with Latin senior (“elder”).
1. Mr., mister, sir
3. master, lord, generally denotes that somebody has control over something, either in a generic or in a regal sense
In Hebrew and Christian tradition, Nimrod is traditionally considered the leader of those who built the Tower of Babel
Based on this, I submit that herrminrod is a secret member of the aristocratic shapeshifting bloodlines that have ruled with an iron fist since ancient times and that he is infatuated with the German dude's wave in the Olympic arena is cause he so badly wants it to be a Nazi salute.
Does that sound plausible?
If not, why not?
If you answered "because it's based on assumptions and subjective nonsense", you would be correct!
This discussion reminds me of an old forum member who posted photos he took of faces he was seeing in clouds. No amount of reasoning with him would convince him otherwise. In the end we just had to let him be.
I wonder if to this day he still sees faces in the clouds.
Actually, my great grandmother was the daughter of the consul in Hamburg (Friedrich Wuppermann), so you might be right. Though, the monies from that dowry were squandered by her descendants so my upbringing was not exactly what you would call noble. My father rejected his invitation to the Freemasons because he thought the entire idea was silly.
Other than that the name is simply a result of an earlier, superficial respect for Nimrod when I heard he rebelled against his false god. Herr denotes my sense of belonging to the germanic heritage. Before that I went under "pollux", and the explanation for that was the movie Face Off! Didn't even know he was a greek demigod until years later. The names just corresponded with me for some reason.
The assertion that I wanted it to be a nazi salute is probably correct though. Not because of any adherence to those beliefs, but because I'm infatuated with friction. Preferably from a distance, but I don't mind a bit of it in my personal life either.
All in all your analysis is actually pretty intuitive, but I have to disappoint you on the shapeshifting part. Though that would be kinda cool.