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

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

Postby Puja » Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:46 pm

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?

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

Postby ad_tigger » Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:34 pm

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.

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

Postby Oakboy » Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:13 pm

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.

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

Postby morepork » Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:35 pm

He has managed to turn a positive statement into snobbery. Not bad Mr. Shouty.

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

Postby Peat » Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:44 pm

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?

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


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