(Original post by jackdaww)
No it isn’t down to racism. It’s down to south Asians not liking or not being good enough for football. ****ing annoying when the race card gets played for no reason, even more bizarrely when you’re talking about a league where white English players barely make up 30% of the premier league.
I’m not just speaking about the Premier League, even in the lower leagues, there are very little South Asian players. This is a massive problem and has been for years and yet, no attempt is being made to fix it.
Has anyone read the quotes? The scout literally said “they don’t like to be physical”???? Wtf is that about???? First of all, they’re literally stereotyping a whole race, like there aren’t 6ft+ South Asian kids around. And secondly, this is exactly the reason why English football and the England national team haven’t done well in tournaments for decades. Scouts tend to go for the ‘big, physical’ players, whereas, teams from Spain for example, look for smaller, agile, skillful, technically gifted players like Xavi, Iniesta, David Silva over the years, and this is why we’re so behind everyone else.
“South Asians not liking football” **** right off. Have you ever met a South Asian in your life? Cos you’d know like 90% of South Asian guys watch football. They grow up playing football. We’re not in Bangladesh, where everyone plays Cricket. Go to any area populated by South Asian people and you’d see in every park, they play football.