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  • NagendraNagendra Rajahmundry, A.P6516 Points
    spamming will be everywhere.

    But we should appropriate Kerala people for the love & support to their football clubs & players.

    And we have states like Andhra & Tamil Nadu, where people concerned about ranks/marks/grades :)
  • goalkeepargoalkeepar Turkish occupied Cyprus29282 Points
    Smartest people in India are the Dravidians mostly the Tamils and Teligus, all scientific fileds dominated by them.
  • thebeautifulgamethebeautifulgame Durgapur,India29700 Points
    Some thoughts in view of the Sandesh Jhingan incident!

    The ugly side of the beautiful game: does football have a social responsibility to tackle misogyny?

    “The privileged position of football in the national consciousness means that the behaviour and actions of players…contribute towards the (re)production of cultural attitudes, expectations, norms, and in this case, the perpetuation of misogyny and toxic masculinity in football culture.”

    Far from being disregarded as an insignificant pastime, sport is now presented as an integral part of society; having significant social, cultural and economic value. Sport, in all its vibrant forms, matters. This includes aspects of international globalisation, world economics, mass-media, and consumerism. We also expect a lot from our sports stars, often living vicariously through their successes and failures. So what happens when these high-profile sportspeople living in this rarefied world of public consumption break the rules, become the subject of a criminal investigation or worse convicted for a crime? Is there a link between sporting success, money, status and standards of behaviour, morality and law-breaking?

    In the light of the recent case of Mason Greenwood, the Manchester United football player, suspended from the club after allegations of rape and sexual assault, I am moved to ask such questions. Similarly, the Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy is also facing allegations of rape and sexual assault offenses. Both these cases prompt me to ask uncomfortable, but critical questions about the wider issues of gender-based violence and entrenched misogyny in society as it relates to football.

    While we can’t speculate on these allegations whilst the players are the focus of ongoing police investigations, it’s timely to reflect that, for sportspeople who live under the scrutiny of the media, the private becomes the public and the personal becomes political. In other words, either with or without their permission, high-profile sports stars act as ambassadors or role models for their sport. The privileged position of football in the national consciousness means that the behaviour and actions of players have consequences far beyond that of the individual. As a result, they contribute towards the (re)production of cultural attitudes, expectations, norms, and in this case, the perpetuation of misogyny and toxic masculinity in football culture. These concerns are well explored in Caudwell’s 2016 article Football and Misogyny, as well as a new study led by the University of Durham in 2022.

    The old notional that sport is just a simple reflection of society is no longer relevant. Rather than perceiving sporting phenomena as an isolated microcosm of society, we see it as having agency and cultural power, with the capacity to enact social change. One only has to be reminded of sport’s vital socio-political potential by Marcus Rashford’s advocacy and charity work in tackling child food poverty. In stark contrast to other footballers in the news, Rashford has used his privileged platform, wealth and social status to highlight pertinent issues, and with careful use of agency and the appropriation of the media, bring about changes in government policy.

    What this means for victims of rape, or gender-based violence, is perhaps unclear, but it would be timely if popular sports like football acknowledges its social responsibilities and recognises its role in the perpetuation of extensive social problems like domestic violence. The escalation in domestic abuse after the conclusion of a football is well-documented and has been the focus of both media reports and in academia. One suggestion is that national governing bodies, the police, sports media, football clubs and individuals need to work more closely with women’s aid federations, offering a multi-agency approach to tackling domestic abuse. Indeed, it has already begun with the Football Against Domestic Violence campaign.

    Furthermore, a more recent response to the spate of footballers being accused of perpetrating crimes against women was reported in The Guardian on 6 February, 2022. Three feminist groups; Level Up, the End Violence Against Women Coalition and the Three Hijabs have sent a letter to the CEOs of the Football Association and the Premier League, calling time on violence towards women, demanding clubs suspend without payment those players suspected of abuse and bringing in a raft of changes such as clear sexual misconduct charges and a charter outlining basic standards. Pulling no punches, the letter states that it is “… time for the FA and the Premier League to confront a culture of gender-based violence” and to take positive action.

    By acknowledging the potency of sport to harness structural change, promote policy reform and influence socio-economic politics, football could be seen as far more than an entertaining diversion and develop as a powerful political force.

  • goalkeepargoalkeepar Turkish occupied Cyprus29282 Points
    Hypocrite fifa has banned Russia from football
  • G_KG_K Kerala5182 Points
    This is going to set a bad precedent. They will never do the same when a "Western nation" invade another nation, exposing their double-standards.
  • NagendraNagendra Rajahmundry, A.P6516 Points
    Though I would condemn this invasion..

    That's True and double standards from most of the nations. Even if we see the trend of doping, most Western & European nations escaped the ban, only Russia is at receiving end.

    Even now, Russia receiving the ban. FIFA/UEFA may ban Belarus as well.
  • munna219777munna219777 28514 Points
    Sports should be kept out of politics. 
    Nobody banned saudi for yemen war or USA for Iraq war.
    Armenia Azerbaijan Serbia Albania Kosovo xll got teams 
  • goalkeepargoalkeepar Turkish occupied Cyprus29282 Points
    Fifa says there is no connection of politics and sports and now suddenly there is a connection, they didn't ban usa for illegal invasion or Iraq now did they ban Turkey for invading sovergin Syrian land hypocrites.
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