Friday, August 10, 2007

"Kick Out Racism"?

We've heard that over and over again from the corporate bigwigs, whether is it UEFA or FIFA. But reading what FIFA vice president, Jack Warner, said about England, I think these organisations aren't really doing what they're preaching.

In short, just pure hypocritical.

"If the World Cup were to go to Europe, I'm quite sure, with the English luck as it is, they won't get it,"

"Nobody in Europe likes England. England invented the sport but has never made any impact on world football."

These are the quotes, out of the mouth of the vice president of the organisation which encourages anti-racism. Maybe it's good to have a review of the plan and check as to what 'racism' REALLY mean.

rac·ism: a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to rule others.

As you might have notice, racism isn't all about people chanting monkey chants at African players or jeering the black players but rather, having discrimination against certain group of human beings, or marginalised so to speak.

I'm no England fan, but as a football fan, I'm once again truly disgusted as to how such obnoxious people could get into such a high place in a major sporting association. UEFA did it months ago with Liverpool. Now FIFA sounded like the perfect 'daddy' of it all.

No wonder I'm losing interest in it altogether...


atleti said...

It's a ridiculous statement. If hosting a World Cup depended on the impact the country has on the game, the USA, South Korea/Japan, and South Africa wouldn't have hosted the event! :|

DROGBALLS said... actual fact the only country that should host is either Brazil or Germany... :)