Kicking racism Out Of Football

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posted on Feb, 9 2013 @ 04:23 PM
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Racism is a huge problem in Football and it seems that the FA can't really do much about it, so I guess it rests on the shoulders of the players to kick it out, right?


Revenge is a dish best served cold, or in Didier Zokora's case, a wild kick to your opponent's crown jewels. The former Tottenham midfielder incredibly escaped with only a caution after booting Emre up into the air – a revenge tackle a certain Roy Keane would have been pleased with.






posted on Feb, 9 2013 @ 04:32 PM
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Serves that flimsy dramatic racist right.



posted on Feb, 9 2013 @ 04:38 PM
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I can understand they're anger, but once you resort to violence, you give up moral high ground.



posted on Feb, 10 2013 @ 01:16 AM
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You are correct in some theoretical philosophy circle, but what that was was a player not being justly punished for a problem that seems to be somewhat of an epidemic in global sports, and his brothers/teammates taking the matters into their own hands to teach a real lesson to make other racists think twice about the consequences he may face aside from a pat on the wrist by the referees and those that set the suspensions and fines. Sometimes you have to give more reason to not act like a filthy animal than a soft scolding. Sometimes someone needs to be taught a little bit of a lesson. He's not disfigured or wasn't beaten on. Just a few messages sent his way. He wouldn't have called that man what he did if he wasn't on the relative safety of the futbol field.



posted on Feb, 10 2013 @ 07:32 AM
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Wow, just because someone says something disagreeable, that justifies having violence inflicted upon him.....how very civilized (not)
......two wrongs don't make a right.



posted on Feb, 10 2013 @ 02:17 PM
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Did you miss something in the video? Or do you merely think a vile racial slur is cute and that there's hardly anything wrong with it? Also, I have to assume you have never played competitive team sports on any level if you really are so shocked to see payback being dealt in the physical. Even in relatively low contact sports such as soccer and basketball, there is plenty of muscle going up against muscle and sometimes grown men cross lines and the natural effect of that is maybe a little scuffle or a cheap shot thrown here and there. It's part of the game. The good thing is you and other pacifists do not need to partake. That's why there are things like hackey-sacks, frisbees, hula hoops etc. They even make soft foam frisbees with a hole in the center so they're easier to catch and won't stub the nubs!



posted on Apr, 16 2013 @ 08:40 AM
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I do not believe in racism. Anyone who complains of any racial abuse is seen by me as someone with a very low IQ. Until we (humans) start to see ourselves as one type, the issue of racism will continue to exist.



posted on Apr, 20 2013 @ 03:23 PM
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Apparently Emre now might face jail time of potentially 2 years.
Good riddance



posted on Apr, 20 2013 @ 04:09 PM
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Racism is a huge problem in Football


There is no place for racism, anywhere.

Racism is a problem in society in general and to be fair probably less so in football than in many walks of life etc.

Great improvements have been made in football and that should be recognised and there is a tendency to blow things out of proportion - the Anton Ferdinand / John Terry affair is an example, (personally I think they both come across as a pair of pricks but...?)
But saying that I don't think football should rest on it's laurels and there's still a lot of work that needs to be done - but sometimes I feel a good old dose of common sense needs applying, (Common sense, if only it was common - seems to becoming something of a rare attribute).

As for this example - Emre is a horrible man with a bit of history - if he'd said that to a team mate of mine when I played, (back in the day - no where near professional level I hasten to add), I'd have waited until after the match and simply kicked the crap out of him - some things about the 'old days' were indeed better.
edit on 20/4/13 by Freeborn because: spelling



posted on Apr, 20 2013 @ 04:15 PM
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i dont watch as much footy as i used to, though i always got the impression that Emre was a strutting wanker. superb clip and nice to see Zokora's whole team giving Emre what the TFF hadnt the decency to... very telling that after Emre's handshake was refused the next opponent to reach DZ in the line up gave him a big hug and clearly agreed with his stance.

edit on 20-4-2013 by skalla because: clarity





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