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Switzerland. Canton Ticino. Lugano. Resega ice rink. Final hockey game for the title of swiss championship. Lugano loses the game in overtime and the supporters are upset. A young woman is making an obscene gesture showing her middle finger "Fuck off " to the fans of the winning team. In Western culture, the finger or the middle finger (as in giving someone the (middle) finger, is an obscene hand gesture. The gesture communicates moderate to extreme contempt, and is roughly equivalent in meaning to "fuck off", "fuck you," "shove it up your ass/arse," "up yours," or "go fuck yourself." It is performed by showing the back of a hand that has only the middle finger extended upwards. © 2001 Didier Ruef