Why dont victims of racism just suck it up??

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  1. Greek One profile image63
    Greek Oneposted 11 years ago

    Leading figures in the world of soccer on Thursday blasted FIFA president Sepp Blatter for controversial remarks he made on racism in an interview with CNN World Sport.

    The head of world football told Pedro Pinto there is no on-field racism in football and that any player who has been abused should simply shake hands with his opponent at the end of the match and move on.

    yet ANOTHER reason not to watch soccer

    1. SimeyC profile image90
      SimeyCposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      While I don't agree with this 'stupid' statement - the problem is they are only focusing on one form of injustice in the sport.

      In a prior World Cup there was a famous incident where one player head-butted another after he said something nasty about his mother - any form of abuse, be it racial, sexist etc needs to be stamped out of soccer.

      1. Greek One profile image63
        Greek Oneposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        mothers should be fair game... it IS sports, after all  smile

        1. Rosie2010 profile image68
          Rosie2010posted 11 years agoin reply to this

          FOUL!!!  Mothers are sacred... mothers-in-law, however, are deemed to be fair game. big_smile

          1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
            Hollie Thomasposted 11 years agoin reply to this

            MIL are definitely fair game. lol

      2. Xenonlit profile image60
        Xenonlitposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Perhaps we can't suck it up because we are conditioned to kick uno what when racism comes at us. Ditto for moms. Evil In-laws are indeed fair game.

    2. Uninvited Writer profile image79
      Uninvited Writerposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Relax...Brenda will be here to defend him soon enough smile

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        Brenda Durhamposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        I already don't watch soccer.
        I have, however, watched racism claims become a dime a dozen, while the social and economical consequences are astronomical.

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      klarawieckposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, you mean this?

                     It was just a tribute to China, really!


      1. Greek One profile image63
        Greek Oneposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Not a fan of group photography either!

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          klarawieckposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          I won't ask what group activities your a fan of... but now, I think you'll tell me anyways. lol

          1. Greek One profile image63
            Greek Oneposted 11 years agoin reply to this

            hello Ms. Klara! smile

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              klarawieckposted 11 years agoin reply to this


              Helloooo Greek! wink

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      Longhunterposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      One of many reasons not to watch soccer.

      I look at this way. Any sport that has a rule that you can't touch the ball with your hands but you can hit with your head is a stupid sport to me.

  2. Lisa HW profile image61
    Lisa HWposted 11 years ago

    Ah...  the old, "just move on" thing - famous words of the boorish, the guilty, the uncomfortable, and those who happily make lemonade out of rotten lemons when they don't have the stomach or "whatever else" to throw them back toward "from whence they came".

    1. couturepopcafe profile image60
      couturepopcafeposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I think you're right.  Contact sports have typically been the domain of men.  Who are the general aggressers in the world?  Men.  Who are the rough housers as children?  Boys.  Who starts wars?  Men.  So the inherent competitive nature has no outlet in this society hence the need to play dirty, rough, hard, whatever.  The game can be played well without all the 'psycho-threats' and intimidation. 

      Of course another man would say 'suck it up', man up', and whatever.  Most people can't move past their base instincts or their mob mentality.

      1. Captain Redbeard profile image59
        Captain Redbeardposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Being a father of two boys and three girls means I have seen the boys beat the crap out of each other and girls be vintictive and down right nasty to each other, surely the ugliness of the world isn't blamed only on the men.

  3. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 11 years ago

    Can be played in any piazza in Europe with just a ball and some books.

  4. Druid Dude profile image60
    Druid Dudeposted 11 years ago

    Why don't racists give it up? Everyone should be treated as fairly as possible. You let racism slide and fore ya know it there will be gun totin racists everywhere and no one will be safe. Got one leg shorter than the other, wheeelchair bound. Kill 'em all and let the coroner sort 'em out? What?

    1. The Scary Truth profile image55
      The Scary Truthposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      ^^^^ I feel like Danial Tosh, is this racist? Yes, not only that but making fun of handicapped people. You cant erase hate with more hate. Just adding to the problem. Just let the racist be racist, eventually they will breed themselves out, or screw with the wrong person, who has carpet, chain, and access to a lobster boat, they are willing to part with 2 of those items.

  5. SpanStar profile image61
    SpanStarposted 11 years ago

    If we are to have a society then we must expect people to elevate themselves beyond the level of barbarians. I have watched fans in Brazil fighting fans of the opposing team to the point that they are banned from attending other games at that location-what kind of example are adults setting for their children when their children see them behaving worse than children?

    If we as so-called mature people cannot respect the people we are playing and  the rules of the games then we shouldn't be playing.

    Is not ignorance which should be ruling our lives but rather respect and self-respect.

  6. Cassie Smith profile image61
    Cassie Smithposted 11 years ago

    If Pedro Pinto is okay with shaking a player's hand after he kicks Pinto's head in because Pinto's a greasy portuguese, I'm okay with it.


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