Stop Racism In Soccer…Uh, I Mean Football

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For those of you Americans who don’t think much about soccer, the European soccer community is having a big problem with racism among its fans and players. It’s really bad. I mean, like “Let’s make monkey noises and throw banana peels at the black player” bad. Jews and Muslims get their share of crap, too, and recently a bunch of Croatians recently formed a human swastika in the stands. Also, here’s a Washington Post article that touches briefly on the issue in general. And a while back, HBO’s Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel did a feature on the subject.



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Dan Goldgeier is a Seattle-based freelance copywriter with experience at advertising agencies across the U.S. He is a graduate of the Creative Circus ad school, and currently teaches at Seattle's School of Visual Concepts. Dan is also a columnist for and the author of View From The Cheap Seats and Killer Executions and Scrubbed Decks.