8-match ban for Luis Suarez racist comments

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Re: 8-match ban for Luis Suarez racist comments

Postby Coito ergo sum » Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:35 pm

An FA statement said: "It is alleged that Suarez used abusive and/or insulting words and/or behaviour towards Manchester United's Patrice Evra
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/15764900

Big fucking deal. They're big boys. Get over it.

Do we even know what he actually said? Was it "negrito?"

“It’s about questions of translation or context,” said Mark Sawyer, director of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Politics at the University of California Los Angeles.
http://www.caughtoffside.com/2011/11/17 ... use-storm/ That is code for "if we like you, you can say what you want - if we don't like you, you'll get suspended."

The word’s literal translation is “little black man.” But generally, negrito is not considered a racial slur in Latin America,
Sawyer said. In fact, it frequently has a positive meaning.
“It’s often a term of endearment,” he said.
But what the word means also depends on where — and how — it’s said.
“In Puerto Rico, it has one meaning. In Cuba it has a slightly different connotation and in the Dominican Republic it has a slightly different connotation,” said Jorge Chinea, director of the Center for Chicano-Boricua Studies at Wayne State University in Detroit.


LOL -- in order to determine if what he said was permissible or not, we have to agonize and interpret and really think about it. If Mick Jagger sings about a "negrita" -- that's o.k. because we know he meant it positively, and when this other guy uses "negrito" - well, we know he was being racist...even though he denies saying it and nobody accept the alleged "victim" says they heard it....

Here is a good solution: These are grown men. Evra should deal with Suarez directly and they should work it out. If a referee hears one of them getting out of hand on the field, then boot that person from the game. Done.
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Re: 8-match ban for Luis Suarez racist comments

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Re: 8-match ban for Luis Suarez racist comments

Postby Strontium Dog » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:46 pm

Yeah, even the Mancs were rubbishing that one. Every no-mark anti-racism campaigner is trying to make a name for himself off the back of absolutely nothing at the moment.
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Re: 8-match ban for Luis Suarez racist comments

Postby Strontium Dog » Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:42 pm

Patrice Evra shows his true colours in a public arena by kicking a supporter in the head before a match. An inevitable ban that will be measured in months rather than matches, and hopefully a criminal conviction too.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41853841

Suarez exonerated. Strontium Dog right again. Happy, joyous day.
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Re: 8-match ban for Luis Suarez racist comments

Postby Brian Peacock » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:34 pm

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Re: 8-match ban for Luis Suarez racist comments

Postby Strontium Dog » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:35 pm

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Re: 8-match ban for Luis Suarez racist comments

Postby Brian Peacock » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:56 pm

Is this good or bad? I don't follow teh fussball.
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Re: 8-match ban for Luis Suarez racist comments

Postby Strontium Dog » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:59 pm

It's karma :awesome:
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