This is not about love.
This is for Chelsea fans who did idiotic, evilish behavior on the way to the PSG match or on the way back - I don't know exactly since it doesn't really matter. What matter is what they did. You can check on the video below:
This is unacceptably disgusting.
Maybe to those Chelsea fans on the train, they're thinking that Chelsea is better than PSG. Or maybe England is better than France. Or maybe just as simple as English is better than Africans. Who knows? If they keep it on their mind, it would be no one's problem. Since they sang it in public place and push an African descent so he wasn't able to get on board, and probably influenced the reputation of a football club that I support, I can only think the best way possible is criminal justice investigation. Bring them to court and let the evidence tells the judge what to do.
I condemn racism but there's simple way to avoid it. Now let's imagine, if these racists could just shut up about their feelings towards Africans people, would it be a problem? Would it hurt people - not just the victim? Which is why I write this in the first place. People, sometimes, just need to hide their thoughts and feelings publicly cause it might hurt many, many people.
Charlie Hebdo, Anyone?
This news reminded me of what I exactly thought about what happened in France weeks ago, where Charlie Hebdo office was being attacked by some people who were claimed as Muslims who angry
Regardless whether these attackers are really Muslims or not, or whether these people were attacking Charlie Hebdo due to their writings, the first thing that they need to remember is that the consequences of what they wrote. Many times they're expressing their resentment towards any religions and Islam is just one of them. After the incident I tried to find out what exactly they wrote firsthand about Islam, and what did I find? Several painfully-provoking description about Islam.
I condemn such attack but I can see the connection if those attackers were motivated to do so if they have the same response with me, let alone if they're more than just angry. It's ok if people of Charlie Hebdo dislike Islam in their mind or have animosity to every religions that exist. Whatever they're - agnostic or atheist, I can understand if they think that there's something wrong about religions. But to insult publicly in such ugly depiction?
Just like I said previously: people, sometimes, just need to hide their thoughts and feelings publicly cause it might hurt many, many people. In this case is the disdain about Islam as religion. Just shut up and hide it. Perhaps they can write something more constructive to religions' doctrines without humiliating? That would do much better I guess. Still I need repeat that I condemn that attack.
"But Charlie Hebdo have the rights to write what they want! It's freedom of expressions!"
Back to the racism issue above. What if those racists on the train simply claiming that it's part of freedom of expression? "We're racists! We're racists! That's the way we like it!" oh they have the rights to sing and do what they want right?
I have nothing against freedom of expression but one must remember that freedom doesn't mean it's okay for people to insult others and their affiliations publicly. Whatever it is: religions, nationality, race, sport clubs, and so on.What they want were not the right things cause it's hurting.
There are about 6 billions people in the world with their own brain which gave them the ability to think everything differently. Of course, deep inside their mind, who knows what others are actually thinking? That's why people lie to cover their real feelings and people can be misguided by that. Misguiding, in racism context, is necessary though.
I admit that sometimes I did racist act in the past to my friends, like calling them by their origin or their tribe (also bragging about football clubs). Despite it was only a joke and my friends are ok with that, and I'm ok if there's anyone call me by my tribe (since racism isn't really a problem here in Indonesia), I'm trying to avoid it now. Because I don't know what's really inside their mind. Maybe today they're okay with that, but who knows tomorrow? So I just leave it there and keep it to myself without saying anything related to racism publicly anymore.
So, to all those racists in the world, I can't stop or change who you really are. But please, hide your thoughts and feelings that related to racist. Don't express that. Let's make the world a better place to live by at least telling no things which could hurt others.