Mi-a scăpat acest articol atunci când a apărut. Dar conținutul va fi actual pentru multă vreme. Incidentele vor fi tot mai dese.

Perhaps it might be wise to start by changing fundamentally the way football talks about these incidents, by moving away from the idea that this is “a Manchester City fan” who stands accused of abusing Fred. Club loyalties are irrelevant here, as they are in every other form of crime. Everyone loses, everyone suffers in this situation, just as everyone should feel sympathy and regret, not simply those who wear the same replica shirt. Backing your man, backing your tribe, dealing only in blame and division – this is the poison football, sport, everybody with a vote needs to resist.

Barney Ronay


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