DOES SOCCER UNITES?
Hi every one...Today I wanna look at the above topic which av really got some interest on it and decided to do more research in order to share with you. When we think about the soccer, there are many hidden advantages that many usually see but they just ignore or rather see as they usual advantages. I decided to ask myself whether soccer unites or not and below are the results.
Soccer is one of the few things that the entire world has in common which has been around for generations. Although am saying soccer been there all round uniting, there have been examples of violence and xenophobia associated with it example fights either between fan or even players themselves.
Benefits that soccer has offered first and foremost, international sport — soccer in particular — is a universal language. Nice things aren’t always said in that language, but it does exist as a unifying form of communication and shared interest, which provides the opportunity for suspending certain beliefs to work towards the idea of a common goal. No matter how divided people are on certain issues, soccer can bridge that barrier, even when supporting different teams or coming from vastly background.
And this concept of common ground or unity can lead to real change since if we can recall how Nelson Mandela took advantage of the 1995 Rugby World Cup to unify an entire country and stand up to injustice. By channeling the energy and sense of pride offered by a sport, Mandela was given the catalyst to incite real change. Soccer has this power and even then some.
Lastly, it’s no secret that there are a number of different reasons why soccer, one of the competitive sport is good for player and audience, both mentally and physically. When referring to competition on the world stage though, sports can serve as a friendly battle ground where competition between countries is not only valued but can thrive. Population size, GDP, military power and the like don’t matter when two teams are facing each other on the pitch. Especially in today’s polarized world, soccer provides an accessible medium for all to experience international pride while also equalizing the terms of competition.
On my next research i'll focus on the aspect why are soccer players payed so much which sounds like unrealistic amount to many.
Thanks very much!