Soccer Club Tells Fans They’re Cheering Too Hard

Dear Middlesbrough fans: your team has won once in its last 16 games. They’ve scored one goal in the last nine games. Now could you please stop cheering so loud?

Middlesbrough

That’s the gist of the letter sent to fans of Middlesbrough, which is facing relegation from the Premiership. Turns out supporters in the southeast corner — the singing area — have been too loud for the club’s tastes, so management let the offending section know last week. Reaction has not been positive.

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UK Soccer Chant: Egyptian Player “Has A Bomb”

European soccer is hardly the bastion of racial sensitivity. Just ask DaMarcus Beasley, or any other black player who has had to endure monkey noises, bananas being thrown on the field or other horrid racist actions. Or officials of the German side that had to officially ban neo-Nazis from their stadium.

Middlesbrough player Mido

British soccer has had its share of problems, but times are changing. The Premier League is now a truly global affair, with clubs bringing in top talent from around the world, giving their knucklehead fans a chance to expand their horizons and subject players to a whole new world of racist chants (literally).

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