|Originally posted by LightsOut |
So did Nazi Germany, but you won't see anyone forget about that anytime soon. Most people have no problem separating football from a political &/or historical context, but like everything else, you have a few bad seeds that ruin it for the bunch. Like you said earlier I believe, European attitudes are somewhat closed off, especially in poorer eastern countries and those that comprised the iron curtain. Some people are still bitter, and nationalism runs deep. For some, these tournaments are nothing more than an opportunity to take out their frustrations and exercise an unhealthy amount of nationalism. It's the sad truth.
I completely agree with you - the mentality and misplaced "partiotism" - read "fanatism" - just ruin things for everyone
considering that Russo/Polish relationship has been more than tense lately, today was a such a horrible move on Russian fans' part - someone needs to appologize, and fast!
then we have Ukrainians with their racism bs - every day is something new :\
Just surrender yourself to the rhythm,
With your hands up in the sky,
Feel the energy deep inside your system
And leave this world behind...