The “Beautiful Game” Turned Ugly

17 May

This is a special report that ESPN did leading up to the 2006 World Cup in Germany that focused on racism in European football.  A lot of the content has been covered in previous posts but it is still a good overview and reference.

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One Response to “The “Beautiful Game” Turned Ugly”

  1. Adrian May 18, 2010 at 12:18 am #

    I agree with the video for the most part but they seem to over exaggerate the advancements the Civil Rights Act and movement has made and how “backwards” Europe is. I don’t know exactly how large racism is in Europe and it seems like a lot more than I know, but to say that America is racially aware is a gross assumption. There’s plenty of incidences in America of racism, outside the game of soccer, that occur regularly. I applaud ESPN’s coverage, but am skeptical of their underlying theme of Americanism.

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