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There is crying in soccer
by Mike Woitalla, August 30th, 2013 3:29AM
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[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] It has not been reported what the heckling fans screamed, but it was enough to bring Volkan Sen of Turkish club Trabzonspor to tears and signal he wanted to be substituted.

During the "Black Sea Derby" against Rizespor, the abuse 26-year-old Sen received from his team's own fans extinguished his desire to keep playing. He left the field consoled by teammates, an opponent and the ref …



4 comments
  1. Gus Keri
    commented on: August 30, 2013 at 12:39 p.m.
    The fan insulted the player's recently deceased mother. It is a family insult similar to the insults that were directed at Zidane (in the famous headbutt)and Suarez (in the famous racial incident). Some players are very sensitive when they hear insults directed at their mother or sister. It's a cultural difference that the Western European and the Northern American societies don't understand. FIFA should outlaw such insults like they outlaw racial insults.
  1. Chris Snyder
    commented on: August 30, 2013 at 11:07 p.m.
    Gus...I think to say that Western Europeans or North Americans don't understand this reaction would also be insensitive and in my opinion, incorrect. Nonetheless, if there were such comments made, they are indeed shameful but something that unfortunately, professional players need to learn to deal with as best they can. Even so, no criticism of the player from me. We all have our breaking points. From the more primitive side of my personality, I would love for the player to have some "private time" with the scumbag who made the comment so he could let him know how inappropriate the comment was, and to get his point across by any means necessary.
  1. Gus Keri
    commented on: August 31, 2013 at 6:43 a.m.
    Chris, I apologize. I shouldn't generalize. I had few discussion in the past in regard to this issue and I found it difficult to convince the other side of the seriousness of "family insult."
  1. Chris Snyder
    commented on: August 31, 2013 at 8:55 p.m.
    Understood, Gus...and you are right; many things are viewed differently from one culture to another but no one should take a stance of anything shy of condemnation for the person who made the comments. Being amongst 50,000 people at a sporting event doesn't make it OK to act in a "subhuman" way. All the best, Gus.

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