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If all is subjective, we lost the values

Interview at Giuseppe De Rita on Repubblica.it

So what? Where do these violent and widespread behaviors come from? They are the result of a collective culture, to which the bourgeoisie is certainly no stranger, which enhances the competitive part of each of us. They are the children of a great wave of subjectivism that, if it is not governed by ethics, comes to produce this reality. We have taught our children that it is necessary to emerge, to excel, there are those who can do it by going to train at Bocconi, doing internships in companies of name. And who, instead, tries to emerge in his community with what he has: martial arts, muscles, the big voice, what it takes to overcome others. Nothing new: those who have less culture express themselves in this way, they rely on physicality to appear, to emerge”.

In short, a desolating anthropological desert.Subjectivity is the real evil of these last 50 years. If everything becomes subjective, subjective is also ethics and the search for freedom from everything and at all costs. This is how it is among young people who fight or rape to emerge as in the world of economics: if we recognize that personal subjectivity wins over everything, then it is easy to understand how to get to Colleferro”.

Tom Izzo and his intimidating leadership

Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo had to be restrained by his players from going after freshman Aaron Henry.  The heated exchange came after a 10-0 run by the Spartans.

Izzo was furious with Henry for an unknown reason.  From the looks of it, this isn’t the first time he’s gone in on the young forward.

“Coach is filled with passion and emotion and love, you know, those are the main things that make him as great as he is,” Winston told reporters Friday. “When he’s getting after you or when he’s yelling it’s never out of harm. It’s never out of hate. It’s literally him wanting the best for you and him challenging you and pushing you the best you can be and it’s worked for years and years and years.

There should be no place for abusive, threatening & intimidating leadership–anywhere! If Michigan State coach Tom Izzo “leads” like this in public, what does he do when no cameras are present?

Tom Izzo Has to be Held Back from Going Full Bobby Knight on One of His Players

Violence in the Italian football stadium

Violenza negli stadi #calcio@VinceManco #Uisp su @RadioArticolo1 :

“il governo istituisca un forum permanente con le societá di calcio su territorio e tifo”

#Respect Silent Weekend

The English football federation promotes the program  Respect Silent Weekend. During the chidren matches coaches and spectators have to remain silent to raise awareness of the need to create a positive and pressure-free environment in which children can enjoy football and learn to love and develop in the game.  It is not mandatory for youth leagues to take part but the Federation hope they will opt in and encourage their member clubs to take part and spread awareness of this fantastic initiative.

Hanan Al Hroub: the best teacher in the world is in Palestine

Hanan Al Hroub is the winner of the 2016 Global Teacher Prize.  Hanan Al Hroub, from Samiha Khalil High School, Al-Bireh, Palestine, grew up in Bethlehem refugee camp where she was regularly exposed to acts of violence. She went into primary education after her children were left deeply traumatised by a shooting incident they witnessed on their way home from school. She specialises in supporting children traumatised by violence. “I am proud to be a Palestinian female teacher standing on this stage. I accept this as a win for all teachers in general and Palestinian teachers in particular,” Al Hroub said. ”We, as teachers can build the values and morals of young minds to ensure a fair world, a more beautiful world and a more free world. “The future seems far and ambiguous, however, when you are involved in making it, the world represents a light.”

Her teaching is based on the following idea “No to violence through playing and learning,”

“We must teach our children that our only weapon is knowledge and education.”

Celtic supporters beat Fenerbahce fans for humor

We could beat the soccer violence with the humor, like the Celtic supporters have done answering to the Fenerbahce supporter intimidations. Thursday’s Europa League draw pitted Celtic with Molde, Ajax and Turkish Fenerbahce in Group A. Straight after the draw, Fenerbahce supporters posted pictures of themselves wielding knives, in an attempt to scare the Celtic supporters for when they travel to Istanbul for the match later on this year. Celtic supporters have responded to threatening pictures from Fenerbahce fans in hilarious fashion.


Children put off sport by parents’ bad behaviour

Children as young as eight are being put off sport by the behaviour of their parents, according to a survey by the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and cricket charity Chance to Shine. Of the 1,002 eight to 16 year olds surveyed, 45% said the bad behaviour of parents made them feel like not wanting to take part in sport.

84% of parents of those children agreed that negative behaviour discouraged youngsters from participation.

In the survey, 41% of the children spoken to said their parents criticised their performance – 16% saying it happened frequently or all the time – with 58% of the parents believing there was more shouting from the sidelines compared to their childhood.

One child reported seeing a mother smash a car window after the opposition scored, another witnessed “a dad hit the ref for sending his kid off”, while one parent recalled police being called when two opposing parents started fighting.

Chance to Shine coaches are to begin a summer programme of lessons in playing sport in a sporting yet competitive manner to 350,000 children in more than 5,000 state schools as part of the MCC Spirit of Cricket campaign.

Coaching ambassador Kate Cross, who plays for England Women, said: “We want children to be competitive but there is a line that shouldn’t be crossed and that applies to children as well as to any pushy parents watching them.”

Source: BBC News

Speaking to confirm our sport biases

On Monday we are all soccer coaches and, therefore, at the bar or in the office we speak about players, teams and results with the fervor of those who really could solve the teams’ problems. On the other hand, in Italy we have three sport newspapers, that every day must fill a hundred pages, read by millions of people. So the rule is that every sigh of externalization of a player or a coach are placed well in evidence to give arguments to our bar-reasoning. All this talk would be fine if the main effect was to develop a bar sport culture that runs out in the space of a coffee. Unfortunately, most of those who participate in these discussions are also the parents or grandparents of children, boys, playing football. With the same ease with which they express opinions on the coaches of professional teams, they consider themselves competent to criticize the coaches of their children and the children themselves. When they believe to have this right, they also begins to attack the referees because they are against their team and yell advice on how to play.
There is not  a happy ending to this story, because the sport newspapers will continue to enhance  the soccer in all its forms since people want to read exactly this kind of news. Luckly always it will always exist clubs, journalists and parents which make sport and soccer culture, but most people want to know every sigh of Icardi or Eto, because they play in the “big” teams and not how Sassuolo and Empoli succeed in the task of playing a good soccer. Not complain then for the spread of violence or fraud in football, because they are the extreme result of this non-sport culture.

There is a lot of excellence in the Italian sport

We speak constantly of Italian fashion, food, art, and there is less talk of the excellence in our sport. Italian newspapers, starting from sports one, are bent to the will of the football power which participates in killing other sports. Pages for the resurrected Francesco Totti, if he has to be called in the national team, and a few lines or at most a column for Vanessa Ferrari, who won the silver medal at the age of 23 at gymnastics world championships or Giovanni Pellielo who won for the fourth time the trap world championships at forty years old. They are just the latest examples of how the sports culture is not part of us but only in the days of the Olympics. While we should be concerned about the crazy football dominated  in many cities by violent fans.