Sissoko is one of my fave players. He was also one of the best players in the 18/19 season. I do not care what a person is. As long as they do nobody no harm.
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I love to jump in when I perceive racism, but this is codswallop.I think this is a classic example. We have signed Ndombele, who to me looks technically brilliant, has an eye for a pass (7 assists last year). Hes obviously a very intelligent player.
But the press will focus on his pace and power. Same with Pogba, the double p raises its ugly head.
The you have our player of the year Sissoko who has to take a back seat for Winks. Who has never been more than a bench player for Spurs when we have a full squad.
Why is the Sissoko Ndombele combination not fancied? Its because its perceived to have a lack of intelligence. You need to stick a white guy in there to get that.
It smacks of racism IMO. Maybe not the hardcore 1980s racism, but the tones are still present. Black people are strong and stupid.
What black player is praised for skill and awareness? I cant think of many? I mean real black, not lighter shades like Henry.
Michael Essien, Patrick Vieira, Vincent Kompany, Claude Makelele, Rio Ferdinand, Patrice Evra, Nicholas Anelka, William Gallas, Ashley Cole, just off the top of my head. Oh and of course Ledley (and Judas).What black player is praised for skill and awareness?
Think you left out one of the greatest of them all....Darren Bent........only joking, Pele!!Michael Essien, Patrick Vieira, Vincent Kompany, Claude Makelele, Rio Ferdinand, Patrice Evra, Nicholas Anelka, William Gallas, Ashley Cole, just off the top of my head. Oh and of course Ledley (and Judas).
I think rating the post disagree or posting disapproval of the post is enough, no need to try and get the guy banned.Totally deserved. Shit thread to start and single out particular players. If he'd have started a more general thread in the off topic or general football part, or used an existing thread there would have been a different reaction.
Why people of particular backgrounds do better at particular sports or in certain positions in particular sports is a worthwhile discussion to have but not starting off with a crass post like that.
He has a point.... my American friend said "now we have 2 big niggaz bossing the midfield" talking about Sissoko and Ndombele. I don't like that kinda language. Is he a racist? of course not, he's half-black himself. But it's funny most people see black players as physical first.