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Abusive fans should cost teams points

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posted on Feb, 16 2013 @ 06:43 AM
French soccer player, Thierry Henry, wants points to be deducted from teams when their supporters racially abuse players.

Thierry Henry wants soccer officials to deduct points in the standings from teams whose fans racially abuse players

Los Angeles Galaxy forward Robbie Keane wants the supporters punished, not the club.

FIFA ordered Hungary and Bulgaria to play home World Cup qualifiers in empty stadiums next month for anti-Semitic and racist behavior by fans.

The New Zealand Herald

Henry makes the point that the racial abuse of football players isn't increasing, merely that players are making others more aware of it.

I think this is a tricky issue. Should a team be punished for the actions of a small minority?

Surely if racial abuse is illegal, the police should investigate any crime that has been committed and punish those people rather than punishing the club and the innocent majority of supporters?

I can understand clubs taking steps to ban racist supporters from matches, but I'm not sure it is appropriate for clubs to be punished for what could quite easily be the actions of a single or a few fans.

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posted on Feb, 16 2013 @ 07:04 AM
sorry but this is stupid, one bad apple in the bag dosent make the whole bag dirty i dont like the way these ppl think i mean think of the ramifications if we did everything like this madness and this isnt sparta either

my two cents take em or leave em

flag and star good post keep it up

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posted on Feb, 16 2013 @ 07:13 AM
reply to post by ollncasino

He needs to grow some short hairs and put on his big boy football shorts. Fans at sporting events will do and say things to try and throw the opposing teams players off their game. Going to something like the players obvious race, just shows the lack of intelligence of the person(s) taunting.

posted on Feb, 16 2013 @ 07:21 AM
reply to post by ollncasino

I think this is a tricky issue

I don't think its a tricky issue at all.
I think its ridiculous.

Its like saying one guy farted in an elevator so nobody is allowed to take an elevator anymore....punishing people because of a few douches.

Things are so politically correct that its beyond insanity.
Its like the gun guy shoots a bunch of people and 300 million others who did nothing have to pay for it.

Let sports and professional athletes do what they do.....bringing the idiotic fans into it and costing them points because of their actions takes out the professionalism of the athletes.
It wouldn't be a real sport,it would be politics based off the fans actions.....which doesn't make it a fair game anymore.

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posted on Feb, 16 2013 @ 07:28 AM
reply to post by ollncasino

Instead, I would fine the fan or fans. Maybe go as far as barring them from attending games for the year.

posted on Feb, 16 2013 @ 08:06 AM
Erm i don't think he has thought this one through, or maybe he has,
hey lets hire some guys to go racially slur us from their stands and
BAM magic win!

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