This? Repulsive.

31 Jan

BB9G73GCcAAhLRjSome a-hole Real Madrid “fan” was caught on camera making monkey noises at Dani Alves during yesterday’s match. What a douchebag. Three cheers however, for the fan who held up a sign saying “The team doesn’t matter, to racism you say NO” Damn straight you do.

Alves wants (and rightfully so) some sort of action from Spanish footballing authorities. I’d like to see our club speak out about this, find the fan and ban them along with any others responsible. This is bullshit. Please, Real Madrid, stand up to the arseholes. Make us proud by taking a strong stance. It’s long past time for some concrete action.

(Thanks to @pinpanpam for the picture and translation)

– Lozil

6 Responses to “This? Repulsive.”

  1. Anonymous January 31, 2013 at 4:56 pm #

    HA! Caught the coward on camera! They think they can act this way because they’re in a crowd (the power of anonymity) and can just sit down or slink off without anyone noticing. We had a similar incident here: a a couple days ago a group of fans from FC Den Bosch shouted racist chants at a black American footballer playing for Alkmaar. Considering Holland’s still reeling from the linesman who was beaten to death last year during a youth game, am hoping for some no-nonsense response from the clubs.
    What I never get about these racism cases is the perpetrators’ sense of “reasoning”. Real Madrid has black players. Hell, Marcelo and Kaká are Alves’ national team mates, so how can any fan who supports one club (and, presumably, all its players) and then behave this way towards other black players? What is this, “selective racism”? You degrade one person due to the color of their skin, but not the other? How does this Real fan think players like Marcelo of Varane (who, need I remind any of you, WAS AWESOME LAST NIGHT!!!) would react to such taunts? He wouldn’t be able to look them in the eyes, I bet.
    They got his face on camera. Find him and make an example out of him.

    • headbandsandheartbreak January 31, 2013 at 5:09 pm #

      Yes, Jozy Altidore from our national team. I should have added that to the post. It’s so disgusting. http://soccernet.espn.go.com/blog/_/name/espnfcunited/id/3030?cc=5901

      • MissLadya January 31, 2013 at 8:04 pm #

        (Posted the first comment without realizing I was “Anonymous”. New browser XP)

        Much respect to him for handling it with so much calm and grace. Earned himself a lot of admirers. Again, I still can’t understand the logic behind this behaviour, shouting racial abuse at one player while there are coloured players on your own team. Is it really reaching that stage where we’re now witnessing casual racism (much like how people casually use the term “gay” when referring negatively to something, and are then genuinely surprised when others protest this usage?) in football? Verbally abusing opposing teams is a “proud” football tradition, but to think that adopting the racist angle as a way to insult/mock players is the new It thing (well, it’s probably always been there, but now we just hear more about it) is disturbing on so many levels.

  2. CinematiqueChic January 31, 2013 at 5:06 pm #

    Just horrible. I don’t care which team you support and how much you might dislike the rivals you just do not do this. I’m so sick of seeing fans and players get away with racist BS. It would be so amazing if Real Madrid took an official stand against this kind of disgusting behavior.

  3. Manie January 31, 2013 at 8:34 pm #

    Repulsive.

  4. Allison February 1, 2013 at 8:46 pm #

    Thank you for addressing this. As a bi-teamual, I read press from both sides and I have yet to see anyone on the Real side of things stand up and say that this is not acceptable behavior. Miss Ladya’s comments above are right on: There are players of all colors and nationalities playing for Real Madrid. When you racially insult one person of color, you insult every person of color. It’s too bad that the referee did not mention the racial abuse in his match report so nothing can be done about it. But the club can do something: They can make it clear to their fans that racist behavior (and also the chanting that Messi is “subnormal,” the Spanish equivalent of retarded) is not acceptable and that the club will not tolerate it.

    I have been pleased with Dani Alves’ attitude about the whole thing: Some people are racists but he is not going to let them spoil his game and he is not going to give them any attention.

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