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Old Dec 17th 2019, 10:14 am
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... with pictures of monkeys.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/50814275

I can kind of understand what they're saying but I think it's a bit too subtle for the average Italian football supporter who's used to booing black players, making monkey noises and throwing bananas. Did nobody stop to think?
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I saw this morning Jings and was somewhat perplexed too. When I read what the artist was saying about it, I could see what he was aiming for. Do I think it’s a good signal to a spectator on the terraces? No.

Some years ago when working in Libya, on my way to work in the morning a huge sign appeared that said “Black People are Revolting” - thankfully it had been removed by the time I came home.
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I don't think it works but I think the idea of removing racism from football is far fetched. John Terry, for example, is a famous racist, celebrated in song for it, and is still working in football. Supporters of his old club still hiss at matches involving Tottenham. I don't know if people express themselves more freely in a football context or if football brings out hatred people don't experience in real life but racism is as much part of the game as not pissing on burning Gooners.
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Originally Posted by Jingsamichty View Post
... with pictures of monkeys.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/50814275

I can kind of understand what they're saying but I think it's a bit too subtle for the average Italian football supporter who's used to booing black players, making monkey noises and throwing bananas. Did nobody stop to think?
There is probably some funny business involved.. It is hard to imagine many people wasting their cash on his artwork.
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Old Dec 17th 2019, 2:52 pm
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Originally Posted by dbd33 View Post
I don't think it works but I think the idea of removing racism from football is far fetched. John Terry, for example, is a famous racist, celebrated in song for it, and is still working in football. Supporters of his old club still hiss at matches involving Tottenham. I don't know if people express themselves more freely in a football context or if football brings out hatred people don't experience in real life but racism is as much part of the game as not pissing on burning Gooners.
At the moment I think most sane Gooners are considering self-immolation and wouldn't thank you should you whack the old chap out and attempt to douse the flames.
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