State of alert – devastated by its demons, football falters
Gnawed by its demons, football falters
Racism, violence on and off the field, disproportionate transfers, exorbitant salaries, megalomania: the most popular sport on the planet aligns unacceptable excesses, without anyone managing to regulate it. Will he end up cutting himself off from his fans?
The observation is amplified with each new drift. He is now cold in the back. Victim of the multiple excesses it generates, football has lost my mind, always looking more like a pressure cooker ready to explode. Unmarked violence, racist insults, abandoned matches, indecent salaries, financially asphyxiated clubs by calamitous management, accelerated globalization: thepolemics and scandals, sometimes endorsed by the actors themselves, s‘continue to the summerheartily.
Even thea Switzerland is no longer spared by cskids and cth outburst of hatred. August 21, Timothy Fayulu, FC Sion goalkeeper, burst into tearss after being the target of discriminatory insults uttered by the kop fans St. Welsh who has it, according to him, treated like a monkey. The same weekend, Nice-Marseille could not go to completion en because of the invasion of the lawn by local ultras. Bottle throwing, settling of scoress and pitched battle, the « evening of shame« degenerated, until it turns into a sounding board for societal deviations. In a system instrumentalised by those who le lead, the match will not know syears doubta judicial epilogue that long after the outcome of thein season 2021-2022. Stupor and desolation, everywhere. What exists at the top of the pyramid is also felt at its base, even in the lower series.