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  1. #1 Yup, Soccer Is Racist, But Only In America 
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    The “everything is racist” narrative has gobbled up the sport of soccer, but this time it at least comes with a qualifier: Soccer is racist, but only in America. That’s quite a relief actually because the sport is the national pastime of every squalid shithole 3rd world country on Earth. The former USA Women’s Soccer goalie Hope Solo says in the US it’s a rich white people’s sport, indicating she has no idea who likes and plays soccer here.

    The World Cup, international soccer’s biggest event, is currently going on and the USA men’s team is noticeably absent from the tournament. Hope Solo knows why, and like everything else, it’s because of racism.

    One reason why the U.S. men’s national soccer team failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia is that soccer in America is a “rich white-kid sport,” former U.S. women’s team goalie Hope Solo said Wednesday.

    Solo, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, was speaking at the Hashtag Sports conference in New York City. She said the sport in the U.S. is too expensive for Latino, African-American and rural kids to play — adding that if she was a kid today her family wouldn’t be able to afford to help her advance in the game.

    “We have alienated the Hispanic communities. We have alienated our black communities. We have alienated the underrepresented communities, even rural communities. So soccer in America right now is a rich white-kid sport,” said Solo

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    If soccer were a big hit in the US it wouldn't be a sport affordable only by a rich elite. It would be as awash in $$ as the NFL, NBA, and MLB, and pro matches would all be played in 50K-60K stadiums (IIRC, the San Jose Earthquakes stadium seats 14K, but for the occasional big draw match they play in 50K-60K Stanford stadium). But 50-60 years of trying to cram it down students throats in schools hasn't produced the desired social conformance to the tastes of the rest of the world.

    I'm sure labeling an entire sport as "racist" will endear existing and draw hordes of new fans. It worked so well the past couple of years for the NFL.
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    As a substitute teacher, I've often subbed for PE teachers and paras, and have found that students of all races like soccer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by movie buff View Post
    As a substitute teacher, I've often subbed for PE teachers and paras, and have found that students of all races like soccer.

    I had a Hungarian teacher in 5th grade. When the weather was nice and we were losing focus on schoolwork, he'd take us out to the soccer field and let us blow off some steam before going back to class. He didn't even enforce rules-he split the class into two teams and put us all on the field together. He was an old guy, but sometimes he'd play, too. It was non-competitive and just fun. These days, parents prefer their kids to play soccer to football, because there is less risk of serious injury.

    But pee-wee hockey is always in fashion in Michigan, regardless of risk to teeth and limbs.
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    America is a country of immigrants mostly from Europe where soccer is god. But instead of immigrants importing soccer, when they got here they embraced baseball which is why there was a boom of Italian players in baseball in the 20's and 30's. And soccer in the U.S. isn't popular because it's boring as plain rice. And it isn't just the U.S. Japan has embraced baseball as it's national sport and China has embraced basketball. Cricket is all the rage in India and Pakistan. Here, football and basketball are king and are played by majority blacks. Would it be safe to say that those sports are racist?
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    Oh for Christ sake!!!
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    Oh, and doesn't Solo have a family member somewhere she can assault?
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