Originally Posted by TomDiginson
It shouldn't even be that way. Dudes are talking about football. It's apart of the sport to have your team or club laughed at, but then we got these occasional fans showing up calling a nation of people animals. Hell, I've never seen such racism in the NBA thread and we got people of different backgrounds there.
If the NBA had Countries/Nationalities for each team, you'd see a ridiculous display of racism in there, believe me.
When it comes to football, people get super-super emotional - it's not just the game. I remember when Portugal vs Netherlands played in 2006 WC "The Battle of Nuremberg" (quite possibly the craziest, ugliest game I've ever seen) I was in High school, young and dumb and I was so angry that I just wanted to beat up a Dutch person, I didn't know any pure Dutch people but I just wanted to go HAM on one. So ridiculously stupid
Much of it comes with age and maturity. But I don't think the NBA thread would be any better.