Monday, November 5, 2012
How to stop racism and violence @ Football grounds
The Evening Standard summed a week, actually a year, of disgraceful racial tension in football, as follows: As club accuse referee of saying ‘shut it up monkey’ to one of their black players, one of their fans makes a gesture towards black opponent. Racism, bigotry and violence have no place anywhere, at any time, and as a Leeds United supporter I am disgraced by the supporter’s violence at Sheffield Wednesday last week. But how does a society change? What will bring an end to this behaviour? The manager of Sheffield Wednesday was on to something when he said: "People that go to games that are disgusted, they're the ones that should walk out and police their own fans," Is it everyone’s responsibility when some misbehave?
Posted by Mendel Cohen at 8:02 AM