Friday, June 08, 2012

Well that did not take long

It's a big day for those of us who enjoy soccer with the beginning of Euro 2012 today.  There have been fears of racial abuse taking place in the host countries of Poland and Ukraine -- well founded -- as it started before the tournament even did.

Euro 2012 was plunged into its first racism controversy after the black players in the Holland squad were subjected to monkey chants during an open practice session in the same city where England will also invite the public to watch them train on Friday.
As the story further notes the Dutch team had just visited Auschwitz.

Oh, and as ever, the governing authorities were quick to be idiots:

 Uefa subsequently tried to deny that it was racially motivated, saying they had checked with the Dutch squad and had been told it was not thought to be of that nature.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So if they feel that the monkey noises were not prompted by racism, what do they think they arose from?