I watch in disbelief last night on HBO's Real Sport a story about racism in European soccer.
Racism in Europe should not surprise anyone. However, this is different. What was shown on that show was an incredible and extremely overt display of racism against black players by most fans.
Here a taste: during a game fans would would make a monkey sound every time a black player touches the ball. if a black player comes close to the sideline or is shooting a corner, they will throw bananas on the field or try to spit on them... Name calling off course is the norm.
I can't do the story justice by posting, you'd have to see the images yourself to appreciate the magnitude of what i'm talking about. or, maybe you've witnessed it first hand, in which case you may be able to explain it better than i can.
the U.S. is no less racist than these european countries. but to the u.s. defense, what is going on in europe right now could never happened in this country without enticing a major civil rights movement.
thierry henry started a campaing to stop it by sellin bracelets...
where are the european gov'ts; where the European Union; more importantly where is FIFA?
Please reply.. and check your listing for that real sports episode on HBO. they'll probably play it again.
oh, there was one match a few weeks ago between england and spain that was played in madrid. and to date it might the worst example yet.