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What's up with the PC hysteria ?

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I've become an English football enthusiast in the last years, so i follow the games and the news quite regularly.

I know it's not yesterday's news that there is racism in our societies and football is not immune, but i'm confident, (if the mods allow this topic to run) that we can speak openly about it.

A few days ago, there was the story about B.Silva's tweet to his team-mate Mendy, probably most of football fans know what i'm talking about.

Despite Mendy assurance that it was not an offending joke, Silva, who looks like a nice guy, is under investigation.

Today, Abraham, one of the young new talents, who has been called to represent England, said that "they are ready to walk away" if they hear racist chants from the opposition's supporters.

Well, i guess that since football was invented, the fans had been shouting at the opposition teams, to confuse and unnerve them, using curse words and whatnot. It has been considered normal until few years ago.

 

My impression is that this PC thing is getting a bit over the top, what do you think ?

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I too am a convert to the Premier League and Football. I find it interesting and relaxing, plus its amusing when someone blows on their arm and they fall to the ground screaming in agony. Im a hockey fan too, so please I hope someone doesnt chime in about how tough soccer is. 

 

The thing that gets me about Europe soccer is the blatant violence off the field and the rascism and antisemitism on and off the field. From such gems as Firms, Hooligans, Gas Chamber Noises to Ajax, bananas being thrown on the pitch and Nazi salutes, the world of European football shows the worst of humankind. Thats why I giggle inwardly when Euros call Yanks rascists or violent. My gun killed less folks than the Liverpool stands.

 

99% of the stuff you see in European football would never ever happen in the main USA/Canada sports.

 

So I dont consider them PC, maybe some of the players are finally taking a stand.

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pffft, these upstarters aint nuffing compared to the original hooligans, the blue and the green demes

 

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The Silva/Mendy thing is ridiculous.

Are you suggesting that it’s ok for football fans to racially abuse opposition players?? Because it’s been happening for years??




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6 minutes ago, brokenbone said:

pffft, these upstarters aint nuffing compared to the original hooligans, the blue and the green demes

 

Did you post the wrong video then? Because your cartoon history isnt really on topic. I have books I can reccoment if you want to learn instead of watching cartoons.

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15 minutes ago, Nyezhov said:

99% of the stuff you see in European football would never ever happen in the main USA/Canada sports.

Football, like the ancient gladiators fights, is very useful for the people to vent off a bit, not that i justify any form of violence, verbal or physical.

Perhaps the senseless violence which happen regularly in US, happens because people are not allowed to vent off ?

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3 minutes ago, Isaanbiker said:

If one idiot receives 20 million Euros a year for signing a contract with XXTTYY football club, I lose my interest to watch football. 

I am also disgusted with the exorbitant salaries in football and show-business, but that's the market.

I still enjoy football as a game.

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21 minutes ago, mauGR1 said:

Football, like the ancient gladiators fights, is very useful for the people to vent off a bit, not that i justify any form of violence, verbal or physical.

Perhaps the senseless violence which happen regularly in US, happens because people are not allowed to vent off ?

And i thought it was about football not American football.

 

Have you ever been at a (real) football game anywhere in Europe with hundreds of Hooligans who only came to fight?

 

   

 

  

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Just now, mauGR1 said:

I am also disgusted with the exorbitant salaries in football and show-business, but that's the market.

I still enjoy football as a game.

Headhunters from Bayern Munich, Manchester U. and plenty of other clubs are constantly on planes to find new players who immediately receive a passport of that particular country, just because they know how to play football?

 

    I don't think that's fair if one club can buy more professional players than another from a smaller area. Is it about football, or about who's got more money?

 

   I've stopped watching games and only switch on the TV when the Germans will win the next World Championship. ( Kidding_..._

 

  

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Isaanbiker said:

And i thought it was about football not American football.

 

Have you ever been at a (real) football game anywhere in Europe with hundreds of Hooligans who only came to fight?

 

   

 

  

I have been to football games in Italy, not really big ones.

I have witnessed a whole train being vandalised by hooligans, with the police watching and doing nothing.

I watched on tv the CL final at Heysel stadium, where scores of Italian supporters died.

Yet, imho, the football is not responsible for the violence of criminals, it's the criminals who should held responsible for their violence.

Just take football out of the equation, we'll still have violent criminals to deal with.

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50 minutes ago, Nyezhov said:

I find it interesting and relaxing, plus its amusing when someone blows on their arm and they fall to the ground screaming in agony.

I mean daft things never happen in College football, like a fake heart attack ? I could watch this all day

 

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4 minutes ago, Bredbury Blue said:

It's amazing how quickly a thread goes off topic isn't it.

True, it happens regularly.

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