Thursday, 18 October 2012

Serbia is not racist, says Serbia

UEFA charged both the English and Serbian FAs the other day with their part in that lovely brawl at the end of the Under-21 match.  You remember don't you?  The one where there was no racism?

Perhaps one of the worst things to have come out of this whole situation is the amount of actual racism now being carried out by people on the internet.  The irony in calling everyone in a nation racist seems to have been lost on some, but that does not detract from the fact that monkey chants aren't cool.  And also they definitely happened.  The Serbian FA said this (BBC):
the Serbian FA released a statement on Wednesday saying a connection between the on-pitch scuffles and racism had "absolutely no ground" and also blamed Rose for the clashes because of "inappropriate, unsportsmanlike and vulgar" behaviour
Ah well.  I think being unsportsmanlike is probably justified when lots of people are being very, very offensive to you so I'm totally on England's side here.  It's like when I was playing golf and my Mum told me that my jumper looked gay so I set fire to her car