I-League 2021-2022: 'Pan-Indian football' at its best

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  • goalkeepargoalkeepar Turkish occupied Cyprus29264 Points
    Why so much hate for bengali clubs 
    munna219777
  • Deb_BanDeb_Ban 9967 Points
    Sports entities should not be on religious lines.
    goalkeeparsudheermylankalEastBengalPridePassi
  • goalkeepargoalkeepar Turkish occupied Cyprus29264 Points
    Then clubs like Celtic and Rangers should be banned 
    munna219777Passiashindia
  • munna219777munna219777 28513 Points
    edited May 2022
    Most European Clubs were built upon community and bonding amongst supporters lines.
    It could be religious / ethnic / economic/ geographical / political.

    Booming economy of Great Britain during Victorian Times brought workers from places like Ireland (catholic) to Protestant England.
    Big Cities were able to accomodate multiple clubs.
    Glasgow -  Catholic Celtics vs Protestant Rangers
    Liverpool FC was Protestant while Everton was Catholic.
    This led to fierce rivalry and clashes amonst supporters.

    In smaller cities with only one club, clubs got aligned to professions like coal miners, textile workers, railway workers etc.


    Americans wanted to end this system of ethnic bonding as they preferred complete corporate control of sports.
    During First World war, they noticed that public took sides based on their ethnicity. There were Germans, Poles, Italian, Irish Americans studying in their native language schools, reading German / italian newspapers,supporting their community clubs etc  They wanted to Americanise the entire population- so they dismantled the ethnicity based sports teams ,  American model promoted the idea of city based Franchise which could be sold to a Corporate. Problem in such a model is that few big people get a monopoly. No place for small clubs or ethnic bonding amongst supporters !!!
    Carbon_14Ronnydeepak dedhagoalkeeparG_Kdebarghya89indian_goonerPassimohammed_87hassangiridharanand 1 other.
  • EastBengalPrideEastBengalPride India9297 Points
    Why so much hate for bengali clubs 
    East Bengal and Mohun Bagan are Bengali clubs. MSC is a Urdu speaking entity and has nothing to do with our culture or history. 
    goalkeepar
  • goalkeepargoalkeepar Turkish occupied Cyprus29264 Points
    Then Mohammadan should be a UP club 
  • EastBengalPrideEastBengalPride India9297 Points
    Then Mohammadan should be a UP club 
    They could be from Uranus for all I care! I support only East Bengal club, no love for any other football club, Indian or foreign. Have special dislike for Mohan Bagan and MSC. 
    Carbon_14munna219777haritrams24
  • goalkeepargoalkeepar Turkish occupied Cyprus29264 Points
    Why you hate MB? They speak bengali and an indigenous kolkata club 
  • goalkeepargoalkeepar Turkish occupied Cyprus29264 Points
    edited May 2022
    I League could be decided tomorrow
    munna219777
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