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Discussion in 'Italy' started by Scotty, Feb 13, 2010.
Racism still rife in Italian football
rascism is a stain on society where ever it rears its ugly head,and the problem has to be tackled seriously to return the stadia to the real fans and families and away from the animals who embarress decent people with there behaviour......the english game shows the way to deal with the rascist idiots.
And which way is that? Pricing everyone out so the stadia are filled by a lifeless, silent crowd with no passion and a few songs here and there?
Meh.. let's not be so hard on them. Racist taunting may just be how the people express themselves, much like when a rapper brags about pulling a 187er on some motha********a. Why is one form of expression coveted and the other condemned? Fact is when I was playing basketball here I took a lot of racial bullsh1t from stupid people as well. Racism is not isolated to Italy, Italians, or white people for that matter, and people need to stop acting like it is. Sh1t goes both ways, so enough of that.. Why be afraid? Let the people express how they really feel. Italy never had racial slavery like most of the hypocritical slave-trading, civil-rights-denying countries accusing them of racism.. what need they be afraid of?
Someone's never been to see English football then as that's nonsense what you wrote.
I've seen English football. In all honestly its just as bad if not worse. To me I prefer Italian Soccer so maybe I'm a bit biased. In regards to racism I don't like it obviously but I do think that people over embellish things, especially the BBC and we all know that when the BBC says something all of their viewers take it as being the word of God. Racism exists in Italy, England, Spain, and every other place were football is played. The best way to handle it is not to make a huge deal about it. Why you ask, it is simple. Nobody knows what is going between the two players. Balotelli for example could have said something bad about Totti and then Totti retaliated but of course everyone sees this as a much bigger deal. Leave it alone it isn't something that happens every game. Maybe we should concentrate on other things like shirt pulling and diving, thi9ngs that actually matter. Balotelli and Totti are still alive and well aren't they. Last;y, why would you ever believe Balotelli, the guy fights with everyone including his own teammates. Can you really trust anything that this guy says? Totti wouldn't just kick the guy in the legs for nothing.
That's kind of the attitude mostly everyone took to slavery and denial of civil rights for years.
Welcome to the 21st century Sir. Please don't hit your head on the way out.
First off, lets not forget that you're comparing slavery to racism in soccer. Big difference, even though I'm assuming that you're using it metaphorically. All I'm saying is lets concentrate on bigger things. I don't think its as big an issue as the BBC and most people are making it out to be. Don't get me wrong, I don't condone racism and I'm sure it happens however how do we know what Balotelli said to Totti or what other players have said to other players. Me as a player I really could not care less what people say about me, sure call me whatever you want, it would only drive me to play better and at the end of the day what would I care.
If that means less heads broken by baseball bats ... as great.
Couldn't have said it better.
Italy is the last refuge for the ultra culture, and all the passion that it brings, in the elite European leagues.
Yes racism is an issue at times, with some teams it is more of an issue than others. It needs to be dealt with, but the preservation of the Italian culture of support should be valued. Unfortunately you can also add violence to issues that need to be addressed from time to time. But in the end all fans of Italian Football should be proud of the passion that il calcio fosters.
Juve fined 30,000 euros for racist chanting