Boxing, racism, and nationalism

Slick Ric

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Because most people are morons who take pride in things that are not of their own doing, like being born a certain color or in a certain place.
 
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Nothing wrong with not supporting him either. I rooted for Fury vs. Wilder, for example.
I know there's not. It just annoys me seeing people claim that it's ridiculous to support a countryman or your country in sporting events because you had no control of being born there. None of us had control over our mothers either so we must be morons to love them.
 
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I always go for the white guy....just kidding. Was a huge Benn and bruno fan back in day. And I evend warmed to Joshua last year or so.
 
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It's just we have more in common with our own race and countrymen overall. I watch a lot of reaction videos on YouTube, and if there is a group off black British lads I swear to fuck I cant understand a thing they say Haha. Prob same for them with white guys.
 
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I know there's not. It just annoys me seeing people claim that it's ridiculous to support a countryman or your country in sporting events because you had no control of being born there. None of us had control over our mothers either so we must be morons to love them.
I hear ya, but it's more than that I think.

Let's take the Joshua vs Ruiz jr fight for example. I was rooting for Andy Ruiz, not because I'm predominantly Mexican American either. I was just sick of people cracking on him, acting like he was some fat fuck that couldn't fight for shit.

So while I'm watching the fight my wife slowly starts getting annoyed. She leaves and after the fight I track her down to talk to her and she told me she felt like my kids and I were just rooting against the black guy. Now, she knows me, I'm probably one of the least racist people you'll ever meet. It's just not something I'm concerned with. My grandma was white and from Germany, my dad's grandparents were from Mexico. My wife is black. I just don't really give a shit about race.

I told my wife that she should know better. She said she did but that just watching the black guy get beat up and us cheering for the other guy just bothered her. That's what I'm talking about, is it almost innate in people. Tribalism, identifying with someone that looks like you even though you don't know the person at all. It's weird isn't it?
 
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I hear ya, but it's more than that I think.

Let's take the Joshua vs Ruiz jr fight for example. I was rooting for Andy Ruiz, not because I'm predominantly Mexican American either. I was just sick of people cracking on him, acting like he was some fat fuck that couldn't fight for shit.

So while I'm watching the fight my wife slowly starts getting annoyed. She leaves and after the fight I track her down to talk to her and she told me she felt like my kids and I were just rooting against the black guy. Now, she knows me, I'm probably one of the least racist people you'll ever meet. It's just not something I'm concerned with. My grandma was white and from Germany, my dad's grandparents were from Mexico. My wife is black. I just don't really give a shit about race.

I told my wife that she should know better. She said she did but that just watching the black guy get beat up and us cheering for the other guy just bothered her. That's what I'm talking about, is it almost innate in people. Tribalism, identifying with someone that looks like you even though you don't know the person at all. It's weird isn't it?
Yeah I know what you're saying man. I'm Irish and I certainly don't support every Irish sportsman. I can't stand Connor McGregor or his fans for the most part. My issue here is people thinking it's completely absurd to support your country because you had no control of being born there. In the Olympics like I'll watch any sporting event if an Irish person is doing well and I'll hope they'll win. That's why I brought the mother example into it. We didn't pick them but we love them all the same.

There was a bloke on here who wanted Argentina to win the world cup because he was a big Messi fan. I get people wanting him to win one because I'd like to see it myself but I bet his tune would change if England and Argentina ended up in the final. His logic was the same. Why should I support a place I'd no control over being born in. Its up to yourself like but to say its moronic to support your own country is a fuckin stupid notion.