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Itoje: More racism in football than rugby because football fans are less educated

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:46 pm
by Puja
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/48860547

I mean, we do all know it that rugby fans are more educated and it is true, buuuuuttt... is it wise to say it out in public Maro?

Puja

Re: Itoje: More racism in football than rugby because football fans are less educated

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:34 pm
by ad_tigger
I think that much more of a factor than education is that people only go to watch rugby in the UK because they want to watch the game (or have been dragged there by friends/relatives). Football has an ongoing history of association with far-right groups who I would guess tend to be less educated than average but who's visibility in football crowds and abhorrent views are massively over-represented compared to the british population either at large or filtered by level of education.

Re: Itoje: More racism in football than rugby because football fans are less educated

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:13 pm
by Oakboy
The problem is that we can't have it both ways. As long as money rules, microphones are going to be dangled and players are going to spout. The alternative is silence, sterile publicity environments and less money.

Re: Itoje: More racism in football than rugby because football fans are less educated

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:35 pm
by morepork
He has managed to turn a positive statement into snobbery. Not bad Mr. Shouty.

Re: Itoje: More racism in football than rugby because football fans are less educated

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:44 pm
by Peat
Puja wrote:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/48860547

I mean, we do all know it that rugby fans are more educated and it is true, buuuuuttt... is it wise to say it out in public Maro?

Puja


*shrugs* What's he got to lose by saying it?

Re: Itoje: More racism in football than rugby because football fans are less educated

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:10 pm
by kk67
He's entirely correct.

Brexit is being driven by a bunch of corporate psychopaths and their cheerleaders who are the daytime television crowd. Poorly educated, the elderly, the unemployed, the unemployable, the football hooligans and the stay-at-home parents.

Thickies and lazy twats.

Re: Itoje: More racism in football than rugby because football fans are less educated

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:15 pm
by Mellsblue
That post has been worth the wait. Welcome back.

Re: Itoje: More racism in football than rugby because football fans are less educated

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:28 pm
by kk67
Meh,... the internet.