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Wright Thompson's feature espn story on racism in Italian soccer


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WarSlamEagle
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Great writing on some awful human behavior.





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StraightCashHomey21
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quote:

Italy's first football death came in 1979 during the Roma-Lazio derby, a Lazio fan accidentally killed by a Roma fan who thought a naval distress rocket was a regular flare.


i shouldn't laugh but

quote:

The politics of the terraces often lack logic, praising ethnic cleansers and paramilitary murderers, the Palestinians, the Irish and the Iraqis -- anyone they see as oppressed by a larger power. The specifics of the battles don't matter as much as the ethos.


wow sounds like a certain club in scotland as well

overall great and even more eye opening piece






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americanoutlaw
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Got to meet wright before the LSU-Bama game ( ) He's a pretty cool dude.





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americanoutlaw
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He's got a really great piece on Messi that is definitely worth the read as well.





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Ryne Sandberg
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great article. he needs to release a book with his best pieces





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americanoutlaw
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Also, he's a good twitter follow @wrightthompson. Freddy just retweeted his story





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Leauxgan
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re: Wright Thompson's feature espn story on racism in Italian soccer


his piece on Memphis barbecue is a really great piece of food writing: LINK





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svb
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re: Wright Thompson's feature espn story on racism in Italian soccer


Just got around to finishing it. Awesome piece. Really, really awesome.





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