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I see Ian Wright thinks the press are disrespectful of this tournament and coverage is "tinged with racism".

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/59825904

 

"Is there ever a tournament more disrespected than the Africa Cup of Nations?" Wright said on Instagram.

On the media coverage around Afcon he claimed: "There is no greater honour than representing your country. The coverage is completely tinged with racism.

We played our Euros across 10 countries in the middle of a pandemic and there's no issue at all. But Cameroon, a single country hosting a tournament, is a problem."

 

Should someone tell him about the escalating civil conflict in Cameroon?

 

Hopefully it all goes ahead without any problems but is it not normal for football fans to want the players who represent the clubs they support to be fit, healthy and safe?  

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No matter how assimilated they might appear, there seems to be an endless reservoir of pique lurking beneath every black skin. Some reveal it more readily than others. This is a case in point, albeit Ian Wright is plumbing new depths of fantasy to make it. 

 

This could be the most contrived and witless example yet.

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10 hours ago, Bill said:

No matter how assimilated they might appear, there seems to be an endless reservoir of pique lurking beneath every black skin. Some reveal it more readily than others. This is a case in point, albeit Ian Wright is plumbing new depths of fantasy to make it. 

 

This could be the most contrived and witless example yet.

You can say what you like about Ian Wright as an individual but to claim every black person is the same is getting into very dodgy ground.

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2 hours ago, Gonzo79 said:

Does that happen?

 

I bloody well hope not.

There you go again. Ian Wright is annoying but not because he is black; as it happens I think the African Cup is disrespected. Certainly it is not given the same profile as the Euros when so many UK based players participate. One thing annoys me - why is it not just called the African Nations Cup? Or why don't we say the European Cup of Nations? Genuine question.

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8 minutes ago, alexscottislegend said:

There you go again.

What do you mean?

 

8 minutes ago, alexscottislegend said:

why is it not just called the African Nations Cup?

Because the official title is Africa Cup Of Nations.  That's what the Confederation of African Football (the governing body) calls it. 

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