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Racism in football

Discussion in 'General Football' started by SteveAWOL, 24 Jul 2015.

  1. lunix

    lunix Stuart Nethercott

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    Like freedom of speech is unique and not the norm in most (if not all) democratic countries in the world?
     
  2. Papercut

    Papercut Jermaine Jenas

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    But is calling someone a 'Nigger', freedom of speech? It's hardly a speech ffs!

    Anyway - has anyone defined what freedom of speech means? Can you call your boss a count and keep your job in the states?
     
  3. Craig_J

    Craig_J Terry Fenwick

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    Can you tell the police you're an ISIS member about to blow yourself to oblivion and keep your life?
     
  4. AuroRaman

    AuroRaman Young-Pyo Lee

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    The Americans have a really warped sense of what 'freedom' is.
     
  5. braineclipse

    braineclipse Andy Thompson

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    It is the norm. But it's not protected as explicitly by law as it is in the US. There's a difference.

    If someone wants to ruin their reputation by saying idiotic things do we need a law to stop them from doing so?

    Laws forcing such opinion to be expressed only in hidden groups can create further problems too. If my neighbour is a raging racist I would actually like to know. I would rather know than have him influence people with his opinions behind closed doors with no counter arguments being presented.

    Losing your job after saying moronic brick is not a freedom of speech issue. In fact it's a solution towards further marginalizing idiotic opinions, something we as people are quite capable of without involving punishment by the government. Much like FIFA/UEFA can punish international teams for their fans expressing their racist opinions, without any government getting involved.
     
  6. parklane1

    parklane1 Andy Thompson

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    Indeed, their understanding of freedom is " do as we say or we will bomb the brick out of you"
     
  7. Bullet

    Bullet Jimmy McCormick

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    So, getting back to that video of violence at Chelski v Kiev... what was going on, was it Kiev fans beating up black fans of Kiev or Cheatski or ?
     
  8. galeforce

    galeforce Tony Galvin

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    looks like Kiev on Kiev

    I do find it incredibly hard to believe that Chelsea fans were present for a racist incident and not involved in some way
     
  9. Roy1983

    Roy1983 Edward Sheringham

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    A pal of mine was racially abused outside the ground today by a chelscum fan.

    Got called a black clam by all accounts and it briefly kicked off just outside the Paxton around 2pm I believe. Scum bags.
     
  10. SpurMeUp

    SpurMeUp Chris Perry

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    Utter scum. Karma - they will get whats coming I'm sure. Hope your mate was okay.
     
  11. Jordinho

    Jordinho John White Staff Member

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  12. Glenda's Legs

    Glenda's Legs Vedran Corluka

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    Awful that this is still happening.
    Strong sanctions are needed but probably won't be applied.
     
  13. Gilzeantoscore

    Gilzeantoscore Young-Pyo Lee

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    They should be banned from all sporting stadiums for life.
     
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  14. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Luka Modric

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    Their fudging cave men

    You have to steep low to make balotelli look the better man but there lower than dog brick
     
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  15. AuroRaman

    AuroRaman Young-Pyo Lee

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    The level of racism that is still so rife in football on the continent is astounding. With little done to combat it.

    It makes the success domestically with stamping out racism all the more impressive.





    Sitting on my porcelain throne using Tapatalk
     
  16. Aldo

    Aldo Bobby Mimms

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  17. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Vedran Corluka

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    But FIFA disbanded their racism taskforce, declaring the job was done.

    And what a fine job they did. :)
     
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  18. LemonadeMoney

    LemonadeMoney Jimmy Neighbour

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  19. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL John Lacy

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  20. K.D.D.D.D.Soc

    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Vedran Corluka

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    It's going to take probably 5 to 7 thousand years before our species can put this behind them. We are all too tribal and dislike "outsiders" and as long as the people in charge can stay in control by setting us against one another nothing will change.
     

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