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    'So crazy': thousands attend World Cup qualifier

    Thousands of Dutch soccer fans, in their iconic orange gear, gathered to watch a World Cup qualifier in Amsterdam on Saturday (March 27) evening.This was an experimental trial allowing 5,000 fans - tested on the same day - to attend the match.

    For business student Joyce and schoolgirl Evi, it was a cause for excitement.

    "Of course nothing at all happens in daily life, so this is really something very strange. Also to be with all these people is so crazy."

    There was one major way in which this World Cup qualifier was different from games gone by.

    Overseeing the clash between the Netherlands and Latvia was Stephanie Frappart.

    In doing so she became the first female head referee to officiate a men's World Cup qualifier game.

    With a capacity of over 55,000, the crowds at the stadium were a fraction of what they could but Gijs de Jong, head of the Royal Dutch Football Association, said he hopes attendance can rise to 50% in time for the delayed Euro 2020 tournament in the summer.

    "I think this is the future but only for a limited amount of time. So hopefully this fills the gap between now and the moment we are all vaccinated, so probably in September or something, so for the coming three, four months."

    De Jong also praised the Dutch players for using their platform to protest against Qatar's human rights record.

    They wore t-shirts reading: "Football Supports Change".

    The UK's Guardian newspaper reported a month ago that at least 6,500 migrant workers – many working on World Cup projects - had died in Qatar since it won the right to stage the tournament ten years ago.

    On Thursday (March 25), a representative of the Qatari World Cup organisers said they had "always been transparent about the health and safety of workers".

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    Quote Originally Posted by ốc

    They wore t-shirts reading: "Football Supports Change".
    Supports change in Qatar, Corona in Netherlands.

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    'Daylight robbery': Ronaldo storms off pitch after 'ridiculous' drama

    Cristiano Ronaldo has stormed off the pitch before the end of the game after what appeared to be a clear goal was no given in the final moments of Portugal's World Cup qualifier.

    Portugal and Serbia were locked at 2-2 in the 92nd minute when Ronaldo got on the end of a long ball in the box.

    The Juventus forward appeared to tap the ball over the lined after rounding the keeper, but a Serbian defender swept back and kicked it out.

    Ronaldo became incensed when the goal wasn't given, with goal-line technology not in use, and argued with the linesman.

    After letting out his frustration to no avail, Ronaldo tore off his armband and threw it down as he stormed off the pitch before the end of the match.

    Fans on social media were equally stunned at the decision, which ultimately cost Portugal the three points in the World Cup qualifier.

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    which ultimately cost Portugal the three points in the World Cup qualifier.

    Lỗ hai điểm, còn một. Muốn lấy bớt một trái nữa hay sao mà mất 3 điểm luôn? Viết sai coi chừng Ronaldo giận bỏ về hưu.

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    coi chừng Ronaldo giận bỏ về hưu.

    Hươu cẳng thì xoay qua bán quần sịp. Anh Rô nhiều tài mà.

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    Has a football scandal exposed endemic racism in the Czech Republic?

    By David Hutt • Updated: 26/03/2021

    Rangers' Finnish midfielder Glen Kamara (C) and Slavia Prague's Czech defender Ondrej Kudela (R) clash - Copyright AFP

    Last week, Czech champions Slavia Prague qualified for the quarter-finals of the Europa League, the continent’s second-tier tournament, after beating Scottish side Glasgow Rangers.

    But near the end of a heated game, in which several of Slavia’s players were on the end of dangerous tackles by Rangers players, Prague’s Ondrej Kudela was seen cupping his hand and whispering something into the ear of Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara, a Finnish national of Sierra Leonean descent.

    Kamara reacted angrily and complained to the referee, while a Rangers teammate can be heard shouting that Ondrej called him a “monkey”. Kamara later alleged that he was called a “f**king monkey”. Kudela denied this, asserting that he only called his opponent a “f**king guy”.

    Slavia Prague stuck by their player and denied the allegations, and said they also filed a police complaint against Kamara for allegedly punching Kudela after the game had ended. Because the game was played in Glasgow, Scottish police are currently investigating the alleged racist incident.

    "We believe everything will be investigated and we will respect the decision. If the outcome warrants it, we will act,” Slavia Prague said in a statement on Monday. "We hope that the situation will not escalate further and we will know the outcome of the investigation soon.”

    The day after the game, a group of Slavia “ultras” posted a photo on social media holding up a banner that read: “Kamara: Just a N*****”. Slavia’s administration quickly issued a statement abhorring the hooligans’ message. Club chairman Jaroslav Tvrdik called it “absolutely disgusting, embarrassing, racist.” But it only added to calls for Slavia Prague to be kicked out of the Europa League because of the alleged racist incident, with the hashtag “#banslavia” trending on social networks.

    How was the row reported in the Czech Republic?

    According to Vladimira Dvorakova, a political scientist at the Czech Technical University in Prague, coverage by the Czech media has focused on the word “alleged”, while bemoaning the fact not enough attention has been paid to the violent conduct of Rangers players throughout the game.

    The prevailing interpretation amongst the Czech media, Dvorakova said, is that the brutal play of Rangers provoked the Czech player into lashing out at Kudela but his words “probably were not racist”. The incident, however, hasn’t sparked a “deep discussion” about racism in Czech society, she added.

    Czech football’s long-running problems with racism have dented the sport’s image in the country.

    At the beginning of the 2019/20 season, Slavia Prague were forced by the Czech Football Association to close one stand of their stadium as punishment for their fans throwing bananas at a player from city rivals Sparta Prague.

    Months later, Sparta Prague themselves were fined $160,000 (€135,000) after their fans made monkey chants against a black player of Viktoria Plzen, after which several Sparta players boycotted the team’s traditional post-match celebrations with the crowd.

    Also last June, Sigma Olomouc, another premier division Czech team, were fined by the Czech FA after their fans racially abused Viktoria Plzen striker Jean-David Beauguel, who told the media after the incident that racism directed at black players in the Czech Republic has become “normal”.

    Football matches in the Czech Republic were sparsely attended when spectators were allowed to watch matches in the stadium. Slavia Prague, the country’s richest and the usual champions each year, had an average attendance of 10,851 in the 2019-20 season despite its Sinobo Stadium holding up to almost 20,000. Most clubs had around 20-30% attendance.

    In part, this is due to widespread hostility towards corruption in the game. Vice president of the Czech FA, Roman Berbr, was amongst dozens of officials arrested last October as part of a police investigation into match-fixing. But many fans stay away from games because of the “ultra” hooligan groups, most of which have ties to the country’s far-right groups, says Michal, a supporter of Sigma Olomouc who didn’t want his surname mentioned for fear of abuse on social media.

    Does the Czech Republic have a racism problem?

    Miroslav Mares, an expert on extremism at Brno’s Masaryk University, said that racism in the Czech Republic hasn’t worsened in recent years but remains “relatively high.” A Pew Research Centre survey from 2019 found that 64% of Czechs have unfavourable views of Muslims, the third-highest in Europe, and 66% held unfavourable views of the Roma, arguably the most discriminated racial groups in the country.

    Views of Muslims in selected European countries
    % of respondents who have a favourable or unfavourable view

    The Czech Republic has not followed neighbouring Slovakia in physically building walls in some towns to separate Roma communities from the rest of the population, nor the Bulgarian government which proposed a law in 2018 to created forced “labour education schools” for Roma children as well as “reservations” for the Roma which could be used as “tourist attractions".

    But an EU study from 2016 found that 10% of Romani students in the Czech Republic attend segregated schools, where their only classmates are also Romani, and 51% of Romani aged 16-24 neither in employment nor education. Czech politicians are still debating whether to compensate hundreds of Romani women who were unknowingly sterilised under the old socialist system, though the practice continued after the collapse of communism in 1989 and the government only formally apologised in 2009.

    Dvorakova, of the Czech Technical University, noted that in the fairly homogeneous Czech Republic many people rarely meet someone from another race, with an exception being the Vietnamese, one of the country’s largest migrant groups, who are “mostly accepted” in Czech society. She added that the views of certain politicians mean that many in society don't take verbal racist attacks seriously nor “suppose them to be important”.

    Anti-Roma rhetoric extends to BLM

    The far-right Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) is the third-largest opposition party in parliament. Czech President Milos Zeman, an illiberal populist, sparked controversy last year after stating that “the slogan Black Lives Matter is racist” but he is better known for his diatribes against the country’s Roma population,

    Zeman has said that 90% of Romani - who make up less than 1% of the Czech population, according to the last census - are “inadaptable citizens”. Just before the 2018 presidential election, which he won, Zeman lauded the way the communist-era government forced Roma to perform menial tasks and imprisoned them if they refused. If a Romani didn’t work, he said, “they slapped him around. It’s a very humane method that worked most of the time".

    “The problem is that many Czechs with real racist views do not accept that they are racists,” said Mares, of Brno’s Masaryk University.

    But whether the alleged racist abuse during the Slavia-Rangers game last week should have any bearing on the country as a whole has been another talking point of the Czech media.

    Pots, kettles, and the UK media

    Parts of the media have decried British newspapers for allegedly depicting racism as a specific, Eastern European phenomenon, while not acknowledging the UK’s own problems with racism in football over the past 12 months. Some commentaries have asserted there is a fundamental difference between Western and Eastern societies in how racism is accepted or not accepted, Dvorakova said.

    An article on Monday in Dnes, one of the country’s largest newspapers, argued Rangers could not stand being beaten by a team “from the East” while lambasting the fact that the alleged racist incident dominated the headlines rather than praise for a Czech side progressing through the Europa League.

    With the Scottish police and UEFA, Europe’s governing body for football, now investigating the alleged racist incident, it is not yet known whether any action will be taken against Slavia Prague, which was drawn to play England’s Arsenal in the next round of the competition.


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    Netherlands joins Germany, Norway in Qatar World Cup protest
    By Euronews with AP • Updated: 28/03/2021 - 09:03

    Netherlands' players enters on the field with shirts reading 'Football Supports Change' prior to the start of the World Cup 2022 qualifier vs Latvia on March 27, 2021. - Copyright AP Photo/Peter Dejong

    The Dutch men's football team on Saturday wore T-shirts reading "Football supports change" in an apparent statement against Qatar's human rights track record ahead of the 2022 World Cup.

    The protest, which comes after similar action from the German and Norwegian teams earlier in the week, was carried out before the qualifying match against Latvia which Netherlands went on to win 2-0.

    The team said in a statement that "Qatar is where we'd like to become world champions. But not without looking outside the box. That's why we use our football for change."

    "As early as 2010, the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB) expressed its opposition to Qatar holding the World Cup. Conditions for migrant workers in the country are terrible, but a boycott is not the best response."

    "Human rights organisations emphasise that a boycott would mean that migrant workers would lose their wages and recent progress in Qatar would come to a halt. In their view, it is better at this stage to go to Qatar and use the World Cup to exert diplomatic pressure on the authorities to pursue reforms," it added.

    A day earlier, Germany had made a similar statement with players lining up before their qualifier against Iceland, each with one white letter to spell out "HUMAN RIGHTS". The German team won the match 3-0.

    The President of the German Football Association said he was "very proud" of the team's action.

    "We must stand up for our values, which are written in our statutes, and let our voices be heard at all times. If someone cannot rally behind a statement for human rights, they urgently need to realign their morals," Fritz Keller also said.

    Norwegian players were the first to start the movement on Wednesday ahead of their match versus Gibraltar by wearing T-shirts emblazoned with "Human rights on and off the pitch."

    They doubled down on their protest on Saturday ahead of their game against Turkey in Malaga, Spain, urging other teams to follow suit. The players' T-shirts also bore the names of Norway and Germany with ticks beside them and the question “Next?”

    Denmark is expected to join the protest on Sunday afternoon ahead of their qualifier against Moldova.

    FIFA’s disciplinary code states players and federations can face disciplinary action in cases of “using a sports event for demonstrations of a non-sporting nature.”

    FIFA has not opened a case against Norway or Germany for their actions.

    Qatar was a controversial choice to host the 2022 Men's World Cup and has been under scrutiny since because of its discriminatory laws and conditions for the migrant workers who are helping to build the infrastructure for the event.

    FIFA president Gianni Infantino said last week Qatar has made social progress because of becoming the World Cup host.

    England manager Gareth Southgate said the English Football Association and Amnesty International have been in talks. Amnesty International wrote to the FA last year urging them to put pressure on FIFA to ensure the rights of migrant workers in Qatar are properly protected.

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