I can handle the bias, but the typical xenophobic commentary has to go!
Case in point, the horrible and one sided coverage of the Galatasary vs Leeds incident. True Turkish fans can be a too much, but lets not forget about the THUGS of European football, THE BRITISH. If any of you had the unfortunate opportunity to see or hear British coverage you would think that Turks were some kind of animal that should be locked up! These same idiots tend to have a short memory. Just ask Juventus fans about who the animals are! Mind you, Turks have always been badly treated and portrayed throughout Europe. Just ask Turks who live in Germany. If that doesn't get your goat, just listen to coverage of a CL game between a Spanish team or a Portuguese team and you will hear the commentators portraying Portuguese and Spanish players as cheaters and dive artists. One too many times I have heard commentators saying crap like this 'Oh that was definately a dive, but you know how they play in Spain!' This is just an extension of what most Brits think of the Portuguese and the Spanish. Most Brits tend to view Portugal and Spain as some 3rd world resort where their white trash can vacation for little money. Furthermore, most Brits tend to view The people of Spain and Portugal as people you cannot trust. Unfortunate, but true!
[This message has been edited by Ola (edited 03-06-2000).]