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    I was in my room getting changed after a gym session, it was dead silent other then my breathing.

    Out of nowhere I hear my neighbour yell "**** off you black ****" at the top of his voice , he often watches football ands gets 'into it'.

    At first I thought I was just imagining it but half a minute later he say's 'black *******' with an agressive tone.

    This is particularly disturbing because me and my family are black and have lived next to him for over 12 years. He's always been quite friendly and has often helped my parents out when he could, he even drove my pregnant sister into hospital . When I heard itI felt dissapointment more then anything, even my grandma dotes on him. To think he's held down these destructive violent thoughts and hid behind a face of benevolence is quite disturbing.

    I don't think any sane healthy logical person has such outbursts.

    I don't think im going to tell my parents for fear of permanently destroying the perception they hold of him, I don't think i'll ever look at him the same way and since they'll be living next to him for god knows how long I think it's best I just keep it to myself.
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    It probably is best to keep it to yourself.

    What does he yell at other players?

    A lot of people that aren't racist (i.e. hate an entire group of people based on the fact that they belong to a certain race) are still susceptible to making racist comments when they're mad / pissed off. I'm not saying that it's okay for them to do that but it's in people's nature to say the most offensive thing that comes to mind in situations where you feel rage towards a person. A lot of people don't have the will power to refrain from doing that.
    For reasons I'll never understand, football seems to be one of those things that some men people lose their marbles over.
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