Football: I am South American and why I didn’t support Brazil (and vandalism in Buenos Aires)

To sadness to every Brazilian that hoped to a humiliating Argentine defeat… Well, that didn’t happen. Argentina played well, they fought till the end and they could have won.

 I love the old jogo bonito from Brazil, I really want to see the old magic in the great Brazilian players, but I’ve no much love to people that have childish behaviour and just prove that they doesn’t mind to see good football, just want an excuse to destroy or to insult. I am sorry to write it about Brazilians but they have demonstrated to be selfish laughing about the previous Argentine sport defeats, they even write in Spanish chat forums, I haven’t seen any other country here that do something like that, the football archrival of Perú is Chile but save some few guys that have a disgusting behaviour this don’t get the Brazilian levels, I haven’t seen this behaviour in the Argentine side with the public Brazilian scale. I know, or I wish, they aren’t majority but I don’t find another country in South America with a more unfair attitude. The disturbs before the World Cup and after the fall of the Brazilian team (when the Brazilian team needed more from their “supporters”) is something that doesn’t speaks very well from a country with so many contributions to the culture in several fields as music, or architecture for just mention two, and that it’s near to be a great power if they do the proper things. But I hope that if they get to be a regional power at the level they aspire it gets achieved with the idea of fraternity and not supremacy.

I feel they did the same against Uruguay and a little also with Colombia, that irrational side to not applaud the game but ends applauding to cheat and to pretend fouls instead to win playing.

Now, in the moments I write these lines, I read about vandalism in Buenos Aires. I know that probably there is social discontent, but this is not about football, it’s about people in search of any excuse to just be violent. My classmates in school were poor, and we (although I wasn’t rich definitively I wasn’t poor as my friends) never wouldn’t allowed that bad behaviour. It’s the dark side of people that actually doesn’t love football because, as Borges said, they doesn’t care about a nice game of football, just if the team that they “defends” are the winner, they are the ones that think that hurt the rival and fake the fouls are the way to get the goal. I still believe in the beauty of play and see football.

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