John Terry vs The Crown Prosecution Service: An Amercian Perspective

Ian

Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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4 Responses

  1. tel says:

    Innocent till prøven guilty, thought you yanks hide behind this phrase but apparantly not while condemming folk from other countries….think itll be proven that he actually says blind c**t to the ref .But hey that wouldnt sesationalize quite as well woulkd it…KTBFFH….

  2. Jake Smith says:

    It may be difficult to know for sure but I’m curious if american sports with fewer minority athletes such as hockey are more conducive to racism. Maybe the ratio of white to non-white athletes helps.

  3. Sean says:

    I’m a little confused by this.

    The general message from this article is that “If this happened in America there would be a huge media frenzy.” Which is exactly the same as in England… it happened, there’s a big media frenzy.

    A couple of incidents is not indicative of a widespread problem – I’d argue that it’s the opposite. Such behaviour is considered wholly unacceptable by the media & general public, hence the response.

    This is the thing that really bugs me about people not being able to understand their own perception. If something is newsworthy it’s because it’s out of the ordinary, not because it is the norm.

    Had this happened in the ’70s or ’80s, when racism was more common, there wouldn’t have been anything like such a big fuss.

  1. February 10, 2012

    [...] We begin with a collaboration of sorts between two of my most respected football writers. Earlier this week Ian King’s Twohundredpercent posted its first article by Jason Davis, a quite freakishly brilliant American soccer mind. In this instance, he turns his talents to the issue of John Terry’s court case and applies an American perspective. [...]

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