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There is no room for bigotry behaviour in football

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50971696

I don't believe it as common as we are seeing now, a few years back, you started seeing it in international competitions or friendlies. Now it seems like its spread everywhere! There is no room for bigotry behaviour in football. To some degree, I accept it at times on the streets but inside major sports complexes I DO NOT.

Younger and middle-age fans seem to think it's a laugh, which it is not.

You see this happening far less in other sports, why all of a sudden is it becoming acceptable again in football?

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I think the more it's spoken about in the mainstream, the more it becomes almost like a badge for idiots to wear when they do it.

Kick It Out has done a great job.

Fans need to report it before it becomes much louder.

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I hate to say it, I think there has always been elements there but more seem to be engaging in this stupid behaviour. Racism, bullying and homophobic behaviour needs to be put out by fans, I have seen Stewards ignore these types of comments but if more people widely thrown upon the comments - instead of accepting them I think it would go along way. Reporting things is only part of the issue, clubs need to be proactive to cut it out. 

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There is no room for this type of behaviour in the modern world, people not getting on.

Football has gone backwards.

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This type of behaviour annoys me, at Uni it's a mixed ethnic surrounding and every gets along just fine.

Football is becoming a sport where negative behaviour seems to get the attention the people who cause it crave, I feel, there should be an approach like media outlets do with serial killers now. Zero coverage, with the consequences of the actions being pushed extremely.

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it makes me angry, i just want to get on with people and when you see this stuff it makes you mad. there is no need.

i have a type of autism, i grew up being singled out and made to feel different. these days you would not know unless i told you, but then i was very awkward. its why i dont like speaking to people in person or being in groups. so i can relate to people who are of a minority that get singled out. its just awful. 

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Short minded people, there is no room for it at all.

The Football League must pressure clubs to take quicker action to prevent these incidents.

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It's alarming how many offences are being shown or reported in the media.

I have to say I don't recall hearing anything on my travels but I have watched live games where monkey sounds can be heard. It's shocking and disgraceful.

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At least arrests have been made, I have to say I am surprised Brighton was more at fault than Chelsea.

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I find it impossible to comprehend how and why some individuals think it's acceptable to behave in this way, and yet again I will make it very clear that neither Brighton nor the wider football community, will tolerate racism, homophobia, or any other form of discrimination at any time.

Sounds like fans were quick to react.

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Its just been reported more now, hense why its being noticed.

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4 hours ago, B&Wstripes said:

At the very least, this behaviour will lead to arrests.

The article states arrests have been made, so that is one good thing.

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Bigger fines for the clubs, better stewarding, actual bans and potential prison time for those caught doing it.

It needs to be cut out.

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It's utterly depressing. In a way it's good that at least the culprits have been caught, but even if we stamp on the perpetrators so hard that things calm down again, we're only really treating the symptoms, not the cause.

In reality, there's only so much the football authorities can do. Football doesn't exist in a vacuum. These attitudes have never really gone away, and now the racists feel validated. For many of them, Brexit (whatever your stance on it) has given them the feeling that Britain has turned its back on the world and they have won. In addition, social media tends to act as an echo chamber that confirms people's individual beliefs, however extreme they are - day after day after day, Breitbart and co. are telling them that they're right. So they are emboldened.

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Arresting people is the start of tackling issues, it will make some fans think twice.

The issues is preventing what looks to be like a wave across sports, not just football.

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I agree bigger fines or arrests would work or at least be a start to making people think.

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On 03/01/2020 at 00:50, AmericanPie said:

The article states arrests have been made, so that is one good thing.

Yes, that's just part of what needs to happen. The offenders need banning from football for me.

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No doubt you'll be aware that a far-right terrorist murdered 10 people (8 with a migration background, plus his parents) in Hanau, Germany, last week. That's 30 miles away from where I'm sitting. I don't need to tell anyone on here how I feel about it and about him.

This weekend, a minute's silence was held at all professional matches in Germany, with the slogan "show racism the red card". For some reason, the very act of holding a minute's silence was a controversial issue for a large number of football fans and people on social media, although (white) victims of attacks have been given the same mark of respect in the recent past. The silence was disturbed at numerous grounds throughout the country. At Frankfurt (below) the sensible majority at least found the right answer, by chanting "Nazis out" after the pond life decided to make its voice heard. After the match, reports on this were met by scores of "laughing" smilies.

I have had enough. I am sick of the mealy mouthed justifications, I am sick of the attempts to blame the "left" or "Merkel", I am sick of the attempts at distraction and deflection, I am sick of the complete lack of respect for (and often open hatred of) anyone who hasn't got white skin. What is wrong with humanity?

No, me being an anti-fascist does not make me just as bad as the fascists. Fascists use freedom of speech to spread the cancer of racism in our society and enough is enough. I'm really angry (but not surprised) at how some football fans have reacted to the atrocity and am depressed by social media. Rest assured that any attempts to spread racism on here will be stamped on hard.

 

 

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It was just as common it was before unfortunetly, just been talked about more and getting more noticed. Social media plays a big part in both bad and good sides of it.

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