I do not like to jot down about football, though I like the sport.
The downside is loopy that all the time seems once I discuss Benfica, FC Porto or Sporting. A sick aggression that crosses me – however that’s not what I need to discuss.
Not even the craziness of the previous few days.
Who bullies children into taking off their shirts.
From the assault on the household of Sérgio Conceição.
I do not need to discuss this.
Let me vent out loud.
Football is a metaphor. Two groups combating with a method that goals to achieve possession of the ball and injury the opponent. Football is a recreation of power, a chessboard with muscle tissues. A scary world.
And a troublesome planet for journalists. It is as tough as it’s for these working in dictatorships who imagine in freedom. There are nice sports activities journalists, references in the enterprise, and I consider them once I see statements from sports activities heroes or individuals who have affect behind the scenes.
Journalists are instruments. They are handled under the minimal degree of dignity and, it’s honest to say, they usually settle for humiliation.
Some football leaders are aggressive past all clarification. And they’re by no means penalized for it, which brings us to a 3rd world surroundings.
Most reporters have lengthy since stopped asking the questions that trouble coaches and presidents. When they do – and we at residence say “very nicely, that’s what we need to know” – football followers reply with insults and threats. There are moments once we suppose the coach will beat the reporter if, in an act of profound madness, he repeats the query.
There isn’t any democracy in the world of football. Perhaps this may change now with the entry of different sorts of statistics, however the supporters who applaud and vote for presidents are those who speak thick, have the brains to barter, management the backstage and lure and feed the non-public armies that terrorize opponents. . rivals
The drama in all that is that football is just not an amazing democracy both. In the tribunes of honor, weeks later, we see him applauding targets alongside football oligarchs.
a drama. Because we’re not as anesthetized as many individuals had been below the dictatorship. We know the way it’s, and we find it irresistible. We need our workforce to win, we need to rejoice the title and we’ll applaud the most important bastard if he ensures us an excellent temper and a breakfast the place we are able to crow and neglect just a little about the whole lot that fills our days. It’s solely once they begin dropping that we resent being so stupidly smug.
Almost the whole lot in football is tribal.
Almost the whole lot is absolute.
Almost the whole lot is predicated on wins and losses, there isn’t a center floor in football.
Almost the whole lot is authorized on this area – cowards could be courageous in the stadium and work in packs that assault anybody in sight.
Even children, outdated folks or girls, it does not matter.
It is pure brutality fueled each day by commentators who criticize aggression in the stadium, including aggression to the feedback.
It is pure animality powered by membership machines.
In football we see democrats consuming canapés subsequent to dictators. We additionally see Democrats who risked their lives in the title of freedom and membership presidents who had been something however Democrats.
Don’t speak to me about animals that spit on mother and father with infants on their laps.
Because the issue is the animals that feed the circus with their hate and insanity.