November 15, 2019
I read this article several times, and at no point did I feel controversed in the slightest.
Dunno why that is.
The much-anticipated first “Klassiker” of the season, in which Bayern Munich emphatically beat Borussia Dortmund 4-0 at the Allianz Arena, was not short of headlines, but one had been written before a ball had even been kicked.
Speaking at a press conference ahead of the game, Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc described his club’s recent results against Bayern Munich as “horrible” and demanded that the players show more character going into the game.
“It’s not about tactics,” he said. “We must play men’s football. We must act like men on the pitch.”
In a normal society, nobody would’ve cared about this.
But we live in a Talmudic society, so people do.
Zorc wasn’t the only one making a reference to the players’ alleged masculinity, or the lack thereof, ahead of the game. In an interview with tabloid Sportbild, midfielder Axel Witsel also spoke about Borussia Dortmund’s last two appearances against the German champions in the Bundesliga, the first of which ended in a 3-2 Borussia Dortmund win, with the game in Munich finishing with a 1-5 defeat for the Black and Yellows.
According to Witsel, the difference between the two performances was that “in the first game, we played with balls. In the second, we played without them.”
That’s actually kinda clever.
Football players aren’t generally very witty.
Zorc’s quotes triggered a discussion about the role sexism plays in everyday language used by football’s top figures in Germany.
On Twitter, one user started a thread with GIFs of players pretending to be injured, adding the caption “Männerfussball,” or men’s football, to each one.
Criticism was also made by several members of one of Germany’s most popular football podcasts, Frauen Reden Über Fussball (women talking about football or “FRÜF”), in which female supporters discuss the game’s burning issues.
Among the most prominent voices criticizing the language used by Borussia Dortmund’s sporting director and players was Germany goalkeeper Almuth Schult. In an interview with Eurosport, the 28-year-old VfL Wolfsburg player said she thinks it’s “a shame” that the women’s game is discussed in such negative terms.
“We don’t spend so much time lying on the pitch trying to act like we’re injured [in the women’s game],” she said, while also calling for more severe punishments for players pretending to be injured and repeatedly complaining to referees.
Womyn have some nerve, considering the best of them get their asses kicked by teenage boys and flabby middle-aged faggots pretending to be women.
Completely and utterly destroyed every single time…
I wonder how fast I’d get banned from Twitter if I pointed that out.
At a Fan Project conference in the southern German city of Stuttgart this week, social workers and education professionals who work with young football fans in some 50 locations across the country gathered to discuss this very issue.
Under the title “Fan Work and Gender,”experts discussed topics such as masculinity in football and the way it is expressed by players, supporters and commentators, as well as strategies to promote gender inclusiveness for female and non-binay fans.
One of the points discussed was the issue of language and its use in football and how it can serve as a hurdle in the fight for equality in the German game.
Among the examples named was the German word for a team. The word “Mannschaft” is based on the word “Mann” – literally, “man” – which could be considered unsuitable terminology for a group of female players. Some clubs are already trying to replace the term with the more neutral anglicism “Team” as a way of promoting gender inclusiveness.
Can you imagine where we’d be today if just a fraction of the time and effort and resources we waste on pretending women have any kind of utility on this planet outside of making babies and sandwiches was used for something else?
We could’ve had it all – moon bases, cities on Mars, robot butlers, immortality, the cure for every disease, flying cars, video games without DRM…
But instead, we get shit like this.
I hate the hecking kikes.