What a ridiculous post.
If nothing has been done there would still be monkey noises whenever a black player got the ball at Anfield. There aren't.
Unfortunately we can't compare whether things have improved for black rugby league players in this country because, despite how superior we are to soccer in openness, tolerance and loveliness, there don't seem to be that many.
The Serb and Russian racism don't come out of soccer, they come out of what, sadly, seems to be a visible part of their mainstream culture. There was even racist chanting (apparently) during a women's handball match in Serbia recently. Given that handball is also home to the lesbians of Scandinavia it just shows that sweeping generalisations about the culture of a sport are made in ignorance and doomed to failure.
I'l ltake that on board Ginge.
what has been done to make racism, homophobia, and hate in mainstream soccer hasbeen pitiful, ad all to often paid lip service to.
It isn't jut racism and so on on that is the issue, but the exp
ression that certain types of behaviour finds in soccer: behaviour that would be unacceptale, especially in the presence of children on the out. Where in any other form of mass entertainment can we xpect to hear the likes of the runway of death song?
Racism is now generally unacceptable to he extent that it is now illegal, and is less prevalent than say 30-40 yeas ago, hen we had the monkey chants, people selling right wing literature outside grounds and so on, or even worse in the 1920s and 30s when hooliganism in the UK was probably a its zenith.
You accurately describe the bhaviour of fans in central and eastern Europe and ameliorate it by saying tha is what these societies are like. It might well o. Does tt mea that wherever you go to spend your leisure time in large groups in these countries or the uk tenwe can expect tat kind of behaviour? Or that it should be deemed acceptable, 'because it's part of their culture'?