Saturday, February 03, 2007

Italy, the day that soccer ended

Violence by any means is reprehensible. When it happens in sports, it can also be funny... and sometimes, it can go much further than that.
This thought is a result from the latest news coming from Italy, where the (corrupt) Italian Football Federation decided to cancel all soccer-related events indefinitely after the riots registered following a match disputed between the teams Catania and Palermo.
The result was pretty tragic: A dead policeman, around 100 injured, and a lot of destruction. Now what?
Unfortunately, this is not the first time that an incident like this one happens, and it's not likely to be the last one. It looks like soccer is no longer a sport to which families can attend the venues. At least not in some countries, like Argentina and England, where hinchas and hooligans, respectively, have turned the game into a perfect excuse for riots and violence. And Italy's league is following more or less the same fate.
There's not much to comment about a topic such as this one. It's just an event that makes us think where are our social values going to.


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