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69 Responses to European Racism in Football (Soccer)

  1. Profile photo of jxl180
    jxl180 Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2008 at 12:01 pm
    Link: European Racism in Football (Soccer) - Hard-hitting news piece on ESPN about the racism problems in football. Pretty crappy stuff.
  2. Profile photo of LoofahBoy
    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2008 at 12:15 pm
    Ah, the good ol` human race. Aren`t they just adorable?
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    Gnr_paradise Male 13-17
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    April 8, 2008 at 12:15 pm
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    murrymalty Female 18-29
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    April 8, 2008 at 12:17 pm
    and yes us "soccer" fans are really like that, so if theres any liverpool or man city scum out there you better hide! (joke :D)
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    nvrslep303 Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2008 at 12:18 pm
    What is this "Raysism"? Is this new?
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    Ashwindow Female 18-29
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    April 8, 2008 at 12:26 pm
    thats awful.
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    Lompocus Male 13-17
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    April 8, 2008 at 12:29 pm
    lol, so after 70 (or is it 80? goddamn new millenium years` #s messing up my time tables) years of getting rid of that in sports HERE, you have it in teh self-proclaimed `ub3r nation of the future`!

    Yes, I am taunting you, europeans. I am asking for you to shout.

    No, I have not read teh article. I just read the headline!

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    fatex52986 Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2008 at 12:31 pm
    wow...that sh*t would never happen in the USA we have too many awesome black athletes.
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    GL_Sector616 Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2008 at 12:35 pm
    why were they letting people in with huge racist banners?
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2008 at 12:42 pm
    LOOOOL @ the people talking to "Europeans" as if they`re one people/opinion.

    That`s the whole basis of racism. Judging an entire people as if they all fit a single stereotype.

    In the US alone you have hundreds of communities within 350 million people, and yet you get the dumb sonofabitches talking as if all 1.3 billion Muslims in the world are meant to be one community, all Europeans, all <insert ethnic or religious group here>.

    That`s just like racism dumbass. It`s the same problem. It`s not "Americans". It`s not "Europeans".

    It`s YOU personally Lompoc. Stupidity beyond redemption.

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    nomis Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2008 at 12:48 pm
    Spain != Europe

    Spain is IN Europe, but just because some things go down in Spain doesn`t mean the same happens everywhere.

    They speak spanish in Spain too - so let me guess, everyone is Europe speaks spanish?

    Europe is not a single country, it is made up of far more countries, cultures and languages. You cannot look at a single country and and then superimpose the results on an entire continent...

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    patrick-6219 Male 13-17
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    April 8, 2008 at 12:52 pm
    i remember watching this on espn a while ago. crazy stuff.
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    wyngit Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2008 at 12:52 pm
    This is an *extremely* biased piece of news report.

    For one, the Nazi symbols are extremely outmoded, and neo-nazis form a huge minority. Racism might occur on the stadiums, but the extrapolation to European society at large is just ridiculous and sensationalist.

    It`s like saying *oh there`s some color bashing in schools in the U.S.*... then pictures of the KKK, and then ergo, racism is prolific in the U.S. even despite the civil rights movement.

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    Lompocus Male 13-17
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    April 8, 2008 at 12:53 pm
    @ Baalthazag: Thank you so very much!
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    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2008 at 12:55 pm
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    April 8, 2008 at 12:59 pm
    Baalthazag I agree with what you said but.. many many many Europeans do the same thing as the people who refer to Europeans as one. So many times on this website I have seen comments like "Americans all eat cheese burger and are fat!" Okay so maybe not in that way, but you understand what I mean. Many Europeans generalize ALL Americans into one, and I never see anyone make a comment to those people that not all Americans are alike.
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    SoCal Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2008 at 1:05 pm
    I don`t think I would be offended if someone threw a banana at me. I`ve had worse things done to me at school back in the day.
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    CJ-Boy-2010 Male 13-17
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    April 8, 2008 at 1:06 pm
    Just watched through about 1/4 of the article. And it`s bad to hear of that specially considering that all of those players (not sure about Zoro though) are top notch players in their categories.
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    uuaschbaer Male 13-17
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    April 8, 2008 at 1:08 pm
    LillianDulci, if something like that happens you have every right to speak up and correct their image of America and Americans.
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    _Perfection_ Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2008 at 1:08 pm
    I saw that on tv a long time ago. I would really love to take those fans, and just drop them off in some part of Detroit sometime. No money or anything, and just see how things turn out.
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    excelman Male 30-39
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    April 8, 2008 at 1:38 pm
    Ooooh thats terrible...racism rampant in European soccer...tsk tsk..of course that would never happen here in North America, right?
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    Sabre200000 Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2008 at 1:59 pm
    Not all Europeans are this way of course.

    You would almost never see anything like that in professional sports here in America though. One of my best friends is Norwegian and he`s seen all kinds of riots in person at games. If that kind of Racism was shown at an American NFL/MLB/MLS/NBA would be spending the night...or longer in prison.

    One of the few great reason to live in the US right now.

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    newbie4sale Female 18-29
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    April 8, 2008 at 2:00 pm
    There are hecklers in every sport who will say or do anything to get inside an athlete`s head. I remember watching a basketball game where everyone was chanting "wife beater" (because one of the players was charged with domestic abuse like 10 years ago)...all while the player`s wife was sitting right there in the stands!

    Sports fans can be such classless arseholes.

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    natakalt Female 18-29
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    April 8, 2008 at 2:13 pm
    That`s awful!

    I`ve recently been to spain and france, and just fyi not all of them are like that, not all eurpeans are idiots, idiots are worldwide

    Here in argentina, instead of racism there`s violence at football, many people have died at football matches, unbelivable!

    People should calm down, be more patiend, have more respect.

    Idiots like that italian guy throwing away food, nazis at footbal matchis and no one stopping them, people being killed at a match only because they were cheering at the "wrong" team and more...


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    natakalt Female 18-29
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    April 8, 2008 at 2:14 pm
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    moonie_kat Female 18-29
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    April 8, 2008 at 2:24 pm
    Rascism makes me angry. It`s so stupid! We don`t pick on people based on their eyecolor or if they have freckles. Why choose skincolor?
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    Daegog Male 30-39
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    April 8, 2008 at 2:38 pm
    Poor footballers..

    They got called names!

    Million dollar contracts and they cant bear to be called NAMES!

    What about the average guy that gets the SAME treatment.. no one gives to craps about him. He just gets crapped on and no one says squat.

    Pay me 10 million a year and call me what ya want, i wouldnt give a rats ass.

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    AfterDeath Male 13-17
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    April 8, 2008 at 2:39 pm
    Sabre200000... yeah, you can say that it never happened in the US, and that it`s a reason to live there but let me ask you this - which country developed civil rights first? Which country`s troops were stunned to find integregation of races when they fought alongside Brits?

    Everyone can generalise. Everyone can point fingers, or pretend they`re better than it. But nobody is above it, because everyone is on the same level - part of human society. And so this is a problem for EVERYBODY in human society, and hence everyone here, not just Europe. What an incredibly biased news report - no wonder the population of each continent think so badly of each other.

  29. Profile photo of The_Maddog
    The_Maddog Male 30-39
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    April 8, 2008 at 2:41 pm
    Well....I`m no fan of football but I do think that news report was very biased. Europe is not a single nation.

    I wont say racism dosnt happen in the UK (obviously it does) but I`ve never seen it like that. Probably because if you did that crap here you would get arrested (and really would).

    It was a biased report though. I can freely dislike Islam if I wish. I dont like`s nothing to do with skin colour. This report implys that disliking a religion, that makes you racist!

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    ak4775 Male 30-39
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    April 8, 2008 at 2:46 pm
    Wow. I thought the U.S. was bad. We don`t come close to that. When are people going to get over this race bullpoo?
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    Wey_Pooh Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2008 at 2:55 pm
    The messed up part is it`s not just the fans of the opposing team. They`re racist against the players on their team.
    How long has this been going on?
    I have never even heard of this.
    I`m not a big fan of European Soccer, anyway.
    Those people are messed up. I`m racist against useless trash n*ggers. Those soccer players are good people.
  32. Profile photo of Bajatar
    Bajatar Female 40-49
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    April 8, 2008 at 3:03 pm
    US rejoice, finally a topic for which you won`t get bashed :D. For some reason, sports events always attract the worst kind of people in every society.
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    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2008 at 3:07 pm
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    deaf_woman Male 30-39
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    April 8, 2008 at 3:14 pm
    But... but... Argentina... really.
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    kikij Female 18-29
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    April 8, 2008 at 3:14 pm
    It doesn`t happen in Britain just Continental Europe. It used to happen in the 80s but people got so pissed off with us never being allowed in competitions because the violence was so bad that it gradually got kicked out - I`m just talking about England here not the other British countries so don`t jump on me Scots or Welsh. :)
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    alikabul Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2008 at 3:20 pm
    There are idiots all over the world... I live in Norway and I just came home from seeing Liverpool - Arsenal and some of them were saying the exact same thing... It`s a shame that under-educated people should make such a difference in other peoples good time. Racism should be punishable by law. It`s so stupid it should be law-regulated.
  37. Profile photo of The_Maddog
    The_Maddog Male 30-39
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    April 8, 2008 at 3:22 pm
    Very true Bajatar.

    Though I`m not sure we can apply that sort of thinking to Tennis and women Syncronised Swimming.

    The truth is, football slowly degenrated into a "lets get drunk and have a fight" sport. some people just want to cause trouble.

    Kikij..Scots are terrible racists..they just direct it at us English..I should now..Half my family and friends are Scottish and I`m sick of English jokes being made at me..

    And Wey`re an ass if u think it ok to say "I`m racist against useless trash n******".
    No really your a dumb ass because obviously whites,asians or arabs cant be a waste either.. Assclown!

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    infearno Male 70 & Over
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    April 8, 2008 at 3:35 pm
    It`s not just racism, check out Celtic vs Rangers. The `Old Firm Derby` is just plain crazy.
  39. Profile photo of Lompocus
    Lompocus Male 13-17
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    April 8, 2008 at 3:54 pm
    oh gawd I started a flamewar!
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    kenny_f Male 13-17
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    April 8, 2008 at 4:01 pm
    how about we all just agree, that all skinheads are dirty peices of poo?
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    Lompocus Male 13-17
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    April 8, 2008 at 4:06 pm
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    Diddie Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2008 at 4:08 pm
    Blatter talks crap. Racism is still rife in Spain and Italy and hasn`t been dealt with at all. Look at what Happened to Lewis Hamilton in spain (LINKFormula 1 not football). They get small fines and thats it. It is a minority of people like the Ultras in Italy but it goes unchecked.
    In the UK you can be arrested for racist chanting and you would definately get locked up for throwing a banana at a black person like the did with Kameni.
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    The_Maddog Male 30-39
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    April 8, 2008 at 4:24 pm
    I think Britian does better (though we are far from perfect) because we have become so multicultural! Racisim is rife worldwide..When will people learn to judge the indivdual for who the acctually are rather than their skin colour,how they dress or what music they listen too.

    I really do hate people at times!

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    Razamire Female 18-29
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    April 8, 2008 at 5:08 pm
    i dont like football,i dont watch it.i am mixed(black/white) european.
    i deal with rasism everywhere,in my country and in other countries.
    personally i hate sport fans,most of them will say whatever they want to piss of the other teams.
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    wowibrandon Male 13-17
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    April 8, 2008 at 5:09 pm
    they should have a security team that would take the people that made the remarks and shut them in a room and open up on them with rubber bullets until they die
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    coolcrazyguy Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2008 at 5:20 pm
    In fact, coloured people are the hugest racists of them all.
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    Careen21 Female 18-29
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    April 8, 2008 at 5:25 pm
    It`s a shame people can`t just enjoy something and have fun without raining on someone`s parade.
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    The_Maddog Male 30-39
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    April 8, 2008 at 5:34 pm
    Razamire: I wish I could say sorry for my fellow man..but we both know they are idiots...but you dont deserve any crap off anyone just because of your biological make-up!

    I`ll still say sorry though!

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    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    April 8, 2008 at 5:47 pm
    Ya know, I actually thought America was bad on racism, realy bad. And then you see these people in Europe, nearly everyone who don`t...know how to act? How they are no different?
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    The_Maddog Male 30-39
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    April 8, 2008 at 5:48 pm
    Oh dear cefka!

    Please..go educate yourself! Nuff said!

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    Maelstrom_x Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2008 at 5:58 pm
    That`s messed up, I never knew that this kind of stuff happened in soccer... It must put a lot of strain on the athletes that have to endure it. I can`t imagine playing through all of that.

    Fans of any sport can be hateful and violent, though. Leave it to a bunch of retards to ruin anything that anyone else enjoys.

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    AnwarNova Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2008 at 6:53 pm
    Good job.
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    mrpopenfresh Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2008 at 7:44 pm
    Ooooold news. Italy has a football club especially for ultra racists. Regular racist just join every other team.
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    liztherocker Female 13-17
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    April 8, 2008 at 8:15 pm
    Personally, we all become an non-nice individual when we watch our favorite team, but throwing bananas is just plain drating stupid.
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    raztits Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2008 at 8:22 pm
    Aw bless :)

    With the exception of cefka and Lompocus this was more of a conversation than a flame war. And I was expecting more hatred in this thread than the others because of the thread subject.

    Good day sir.

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    pat125 Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2008 at 8:39 pm
    ooh oooh oohh!!! I finally get to say it.... here goes... Only in Europe!

    Seriously, I`m laughing my ass off at all the Europeans defending themselves when they have no hesitation bashing the US right and left for stuff that they do themselves. This board is so full of hypocrites it`s disgusting.

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    raztits Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    Just leave it alone.

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    Hansbo Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2008 at 10:52 pm
    That`s why I stay the hell away from sports of all kind.
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    Groogle Male 30-39
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    April 9, 2008 at 1:14 am
    Europeans are the new rednecks.
  60. Profile photo of Razamire
    Razamire Female 18-29
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    April 9, 2008 at 3:30 am
    as far as being a hypocrite,I personall haven`t been bashing a nation,just for the fun of it yeah.
    I think all people are dicriminate.I myself,am not a notionalist.I`m not a type of person that laugh at other nations pain.So it`s very easy to reconise a nationalist,who calls out another nation out for something a group,be it small or big did or do..all the while forgetting that there are subgroups of PEOPLE that have nothing to do with it.
    Every country,everywhere there is bullpoo.

    Let`s not forget that while racism is very much alive,so is haterd for the unknown.

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    poliepapie Male 18-29
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    April 9, 2008 at 6:45 am
    in europe most black dudes or muslims are thieves. the reason they immigrated is because they never had friends in their own country. everybody hates immigrants. they never work. so you need to shout to them like they are dogs. when a black person talks to you, most say something like: can these animals really talk?
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    poliepapie Male 18-29
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    April 9, 2008 at 6:55 am
    people who have never been in these countrys just dont understand how bad these immigrants behave. in most european countrys, people who don`t work still get money. we have to pay more than 50% taxes because some black poo doesn`t want to work. i think most americans would be pissed if they only get 50% of their paycheck. personally i think that is a good reason to hate them.
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    realblender Male 18-29
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    April 9, 2008 at 10:57 am
    there`s so much wrong with poliepapie.
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    gcxj220 Male 18-29
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    April 9, 2008 at 11:30 am
    Wow, it`s almost like how it was in the the sixties...
  65. Profile photo of Razamire
    Razamire Female 18-29
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    April 9, 2008 at 1:51 pm
    poliepapie,I only know white people on wellfare,I work my butt off for some crap like you to JUDGE ME by my f-ing color!I am european,my skin is brown.Stop talking poo.

    By the way,you fail to mention that there`s countries going down because their "own" people drink too much,..and they go to border lands right,and "steal" you precious jobs.european`s stealing europeans jobs makes no sense right?

    And first of all,it makes me mad when people complain about immigrants all the f-ing time.Did you know that in the 60`s they send them to europe to do jobs white european considered below them.
    I think more then what you think deserve their right to live where ever they want.

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    John_Mclane Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 6:17 am
    blablabla, yadayadayada.....

    For our non-european friends:
    1. Yes, there is racism in football. There is rascism in every society, ergo there will be rascism in every aspect of society, even leisure and sports. So, footie hooligans don`t like immigrants; big friggin boohoo. nobody listens to these people anyway.
    2. Professional footballplayers make millions a year. I would gladly suffer the occassional monkeychant and/or banana; because you must realise you (the player) are on the opposing team! of course they`ll taunt you!
    3. If you`re own side displays rascism on a large scale: threaten to quit the team! If you`re demands are not met and you stay on the team, well then your paycheck must be more important then you`re selfrespect.

    p.s.; I`ve personally be in situations where my non-arian looks were a means of trying too put me off my concentration in many game situations.

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    revengeguy Male 13-17
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    April 10, 2008 at 8:44 am
    Racism is everywere, and with a huge global gathering such as the world cup some people are bound to have racist attitudes, you cannot stop that. Racism in sport is not so prolific in America as they have chosen to practically isolate themselves from all sporting events outside of their own country. I.e their all too busy playing their `Football` (poor mans rugby) and `Baseball` (poor mans rounders) with mainly just american athletes.
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    bomb_tom Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 10:51 am
    great reporting. europeans suck.
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    BikerTeen Male 13-17
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    April 13, 2008 at 2:53 pm
    ok come on "players of color" whats so bad about black it is just a color and it is the color of there skin now call it racism if you want but it is not it is just a color thats it.

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