The Ugly Side of Sports

Justin Deas
11 December 2019
Mr. Rigdon A2
British Literature

The Ugly Side of Sports

Rocky once said, "The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place." Sports are considered one of the most important parts of the physical development of young people; they play an essential role in training and education. For many, it is an opportunity to keep the body and mind in a fit condition. However, playing a sport, unfortunately, does not censor out society's view on things. Racial inequality is explicitly shown in soccer, basketball, and football. The issue of racial equality is a social barrier that has not yet been overcome.
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their success at the national level. He is a one-time Champions League winner, three-time Italian champion, one-time English champion, one-time FA Cup winner and Euro Cup, finalist. In recent news, the Italian nicknamed "Super Mario", has been known to be verbally and physically attacked on the field and has been once again a victim to the abuse by fans. "Balotelli...picked up the ball in the second half near the corner flag and kicked it towards the fans that were abusing him with monkey chants during his team's 2-1 away loss in Serie A." Balotelli had left Italy 9 years before this incident for the same reason and thought that with his return that things would be different. To worsen matters the coach for Verona, the other team, in a press conference after the game blatantly said, "There was loud whistling and mockery but no racist chant. There was nothing." (Bandini "Balotelli returned to Italy with hope. It has been crushed again by racism" 2019). Fan recorded videos that went ...

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you used to'. Instead of punishing the fan first the NBA fined Russel Westbrook $25,000 for using profanity towards the man and his wife. In a way, you get the sense that they are more worried about the fan rather than protecting one of the biggest stars in the sport. Eventually, there was an investigation where the fans were banned from all Utah Jazz games. What does that do though? That is nothing but a slap on the wrist in retrospect to how heinous the words that were said to Westbrook which pretty much related to him to be like a slave in the past years. One would think that with time ,something like this would just gradually disappear . However, that is not the case cause at the end ...

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