Nike should withdraw their sponsorship, but they wont, because they like dodgy people, look at Lance Armstrong!
"You're fired" as Lord Sugar might have said to him.
"I don't want to be rude but I could not have gone to Derby. It was impossible"
Guy Moussi, July 2011.
I'm not condoning the actions of the Serbians but i work with a guy from Lithuania who isn't racist. But back in his own country the first time he saw a black person he thought wow and that they were from a different planet so this must be the perception of people in other countries and therefore are ignorant to other races and faiths as its not the norm in their own countries to have a multi cultural society.
and overnight UEFA have charged both the Serbian FA and the English FA with failure to control players. Unbelievable.....have they not heard of provocation? Also, they charged the Serbian FA with 'alleged' racists chanting. What is alleged about it. Its proven the bunch of numb nuts.
Agghhhhh, I give in that justice will ever be fairly given out in fuckball.
It's a nasty scene. I just saw the full vid,a nd I'm a little put off by Rose, to be honest. Of course, I am not condoning the chants. That's just puerile bullshit.
But though Rose is still fairly young, he is old enough to realize how his own actions can contribute to a situation. In his post match interview, he seems naive to why he was sent off (for just kicking a ball). Well, Danny, you kicked it into the crowd after the final whistle, and it's an aggressive act against a very hostile group of people. Not intelligent.
Having said that, some of the Serbs, like that one coach kicking people and whatnot, he should be given a five year global ban, at a bare minimum. That jackoff needs to be hammered.
Nice to see psycho out there, not backing down, though that may get him a sanction in itself.
As this is the third major incident in the past 6 years (2007 and 2010?) UEFA needs to grow some huge balls and use them.
They won't though.
Both UEFA and FIFA don't dare upset anyone by issuing a ban. The cowards.
They should start banning some of these countries or at least ban their fans from games. They'll end up fining them some paltry insignificant amount, they fine a Country 20 grand for racism but a individual 80 grand for sponsored pants, these people are fookin idiots.
No kidding. Corporate sponsers far outweigh basic decent human behaviour.
Certainly have their priorities set, haven't they?
Though I can't stand Bendtner, so the fine is fine by me.
Bosnia was banned by FIFA (and uefa) because of the way their FA was organised.
I hate all Serbians, the racist bastards, etc, etc...
Ironic flippancy aside, would banning them and their sides from UEFA competitions really do anything to aid the cause? Wouldn't it just turn them against black people even more? It's all very well us getting on our high horse over here in the UK where all races live in perfect harmony and there are never any racial incidents in football (okay, so I wasn't done with the flippant irony) but as the thread title implies, it was only a few decades ago the same situation could have happened on our terraces and no action would have been taken. How did attitudes change in this country? It wasn't by banning clubs for racist chanting.
Every town has its ups and down
Sometime ups outnumber the downs
But not in Nottingham
The Glory of Forest - out now in some good book shops!
The sanctions available to UEFA/FIFA are kind of limited to either fining the Serbs, or kicking their teams out of competitions until they learn to change the behaviour of their supporters.
Remember, UEFA banned English League Clubs from Europe in the 1980s because of the behaviour of their supporters; why not apply a similar sanction, at national level, to Serbia?
Ban them from all competition for five years - it's not like they'd be missed - or until they get their house in order.
I don't imagine that Serbia is going to have the same levels of imigrants who will give birth to back indigenous Serbians for the next generation to accept as "one of their own".
It will not be easy or even possible to change attitudes by education alone, leaving punishment as the only alternative in my opinion.
Not sure I have the solution myself, best I can come up with is sending Pele over to do some diplomacy (which, to be fair, worked wonders when he came to this country). There does need to be a proactive and positive effort on behalf of the football authorities to change attitudes, not just to punish those attitudes now deemed anathema.
Anathem is a good book. Real good, actually.
I think the 5 and 7 years England was out of Europe gave plenty of time for "reflection".
Where's that Whoosh smiley gone...?
Sorry, missed the 'ironic flippancy' bit, I need glasses; I'll delete it.
You'd swear the guy was trolling but maybe not.
There's also a link to a clip of the sebian fa's conveniently edited version of proceedings!
Ban Serbia from all competitions - particularily the qualifying for the next world cup! (a 5 goal swing in goal difference couldn't hurt the Welsh cause! )