Originally Posted by Chris 84
and i understand that, but to me, nothing compares to the atmosphere of a football match. some people won't like it, some people will, and obviously there is no excuse for deliberate intimidation, but i've been going to football for 26 years and i've never had a bad experience in that regard. and yes, i do take your point and accept that it is true for some people. my only issue is with people who say this is a football problem and not one which permeates society as a whole.
isn't it up to society to educate people? uneducated people are part of society. so are those who are educated just fine and still think that kind of thing is acceptable.
This. And I've also seen countless acts of good natured rivalry, sportsmanship and even kindness between fans of different clubs at matches throughout the Americas (haven't been to European matches, though I still hope to).
The overwhelming majority of football fans judge players by only one standard--can he play?