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Damarcus Beasley has called for action to be taken against Zeta fans after being racially abusedAlso Charlie Adam was hit by a lighter as he warmed upWhilst not forgetting about our own issues lets hope something is done by Uefa
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posted Aug 8, 2007
UEFA have demonstrated time and time again that they will not do anything to fight racism. When Spain were seen by millions on TV in both the U21 and full international games chanting racist slogans throughout the match, what did UEFA do, a €30,000 fine i think it was, that showed them eh? English fans have an horrific history and reputation, and UEFA has taken the correct policy of banning English clubs in the past, so lets see the same hard line with other countries that don't even admit they have a problem. Could you imagine UEFA banning all Spanish clubs, or all Italian clubs from Europe, never going to happen so what then, another pitiful fine and all non white players have to put up with the disgusting chanting and abuse from the ignorant and foul. If Platini wants to make a difference to European football, don't tinker with the competition itself, sort out the problems that drive many of the decent supporters away form the sport.
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Love how certain people have suggested only a Celtic fan could possibly complain about Rangers in the way I have. No not a Celtic fan, I am a supporter of Scottish football - so that rules out both Old Firm sides then doesnt it? ;-)I am only saying that some of the same people screaming for punishment of Zeta will join in singing deeply sectarian and offensive songs at the next match they attend. Euanisa etc ... - your points about endemic sectarianism in Glasgow are true but apply to endemic racism in the former Yugoslavia too. So why bother to punish any racist chanting at all by your logic?If FK Zeta deserve to be punished, then Rangers deserve to be punished. Why is racial prejudice "worse" than religious prejudice?
I am english. last season I travelled as a neutral to watch benfica- celtic in the champions league. imagine my disgust to find a lisbon macdonalds full of drunken idiots chanting songs about the IRA bombing london. I was also very nervous that someone would "discover" me and the mob would turn it's lager fueled hatred on me. the chants continued throughout the game. could someone from the celtic camp please explain what relevence these iRA songs had with that particular tie, or any sporting occasion.
"Why should we let our players being racially abused and not do anything about it?"Shouldn't it be - Why should anyone be abusive....whether it is racial or sectarian. We are supposed to be "supporters" not abusers, let's encourage our own team not abuse others.
comment by the_sisco_kidposted 4 Hours AgoUEFA dont care about racism, they dont see it as a massive issue, look at when england played spain...all the abuse the likes of SWP got...what happened Spain got fined 50p and warned about future conduct, absolutely not good enough...then look at the uproar when england fans boo the oppositions national anthem...all hell breaks loose, double standards UEFA...pull your fingers out and back the anti racism campaign--------------------How does all hell break loose? How have England ever been punished for booing national anthems? All that ever happens is that the xenophobic media whip up a frenzy about how we're going to get doubly punished because we're English and then... nothing happens!I can't stand this small-island mentality that we get victimised. Why would we be treated more harshly. And if somebody uses Heysel as an example I want a comparison with another tragedy where thirty-odd people were killed and those responsible didn't receive a five-year ban.
What is your point PMkirk - Rangers have been punished for their chants...wake up
If you want to help stop sectarianism in glasgow then take down the irish flag from Parkhead! They are a scottish club playing in a scottish league in the united kingdom. So why fly an irish flag?I have been to matches at both Ibrox & Parkkhead and heard both sets of fans sing sectarian songs yet only rnagers seem to get punished!!!! Somethings not right.
Beasley needs to play the game and act professional, and not bring attention to himself as a whining schoolgirl.Fans the world over resort to creative methods to get under the skin of the opposition, and give their team perhaps a slight advantage. May I remind you all of a chant that my mother sang to me when I came home crying from fan abuse - when I was 8 years old - and everyone there was the same race - colour - whatever the excuse. She sang 'sticks and stones may break your bones, but names will never hurt you' Grow up, quite your snivelling, and earn your keep for the Rangers. Once they figure you out, its back to MLS (Major League Snivellers) for you.
posted Aug 9, 2007
Subject:Good on himPosting:I am from Uganda and (need I say so?)I am African, very black African. While I sympathise with Damarcus Beasley and other black footballers in Europe, I am not at all surprised that they are regularly subjected to racism. Whether this is published or not, I assert that majority "white" Europeans are racist not just at football matches, but almost all the time except when it suits them not to be. So all this whining about racism in football and EUFA's vain attempts to stamp it out are simply a wasted dose of crocodile tears.White Europeam racism will never be stamped out this or the next century as it is part of the caucasian make up. The Beasleys of this world should get on with their football and its racism the same way they get on with their other activities in life - on trains, in churches, super markets,etc where they are subjected to racism only less overtly.
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