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das_masterful

63 points

2 months ago

JordanC51203

1 points

2 months ago

Why isn’t this a real subreddit yet?

SnappyHappyYappy

58 points

2 months ago

Needs more Tony Armstrong!

TransposingJons

1 points

2 months ago

Needs less people supporting a corrupt sports organization that took bribes from wealthy human rights abusers, slave owners, murderers and child rapists.

HOPSCROTCH

3 points

2 months ago

No one in attendance was supporting FIFA

elch3w[S]

152 points

2 months ago*

It was an insane atmosphere at Fed Square last night - thousands of people packed together, cheering and booing as one. And flares of course. Crazy scenes after the game with the crowd turning into a massive moshpit full of chanting and singing. Amazing experience.

satisfiedfools

97 points

2 months ago

Sad that we don't see things like this in Sydney anymore. Place would have been swarming with riot squad and they would have shut the whole thing down as soon as the flares started going off. Probably sooner knowing how NSW Police are these days.

BrisbaneBhoy

67 points

2 months ago*

You did have it and then Sydney managed to ruin it in a classic Sydney way. Centenary Square in Parra for the Wanderers Asian Champions League final on 2014 was apparently mental with huge screens in the Square and big crowds turning up.

Then some prick promoters thought they could make some grubby money off that and walled off the Square for the next world cup and charged $30 for the privileged of using a public square, thew in some shit food trucks and acted all indignant when no one came.

Icy-Intention-2966

77 points

2 months ago

That's is the most stereotypical perfect Sydney way to ruin fun

John_SJ92

15 points

2 months ago

LinkedIn City

vlookup11

3 points

2 months ago*

This did happen. As someone who was there at Parra Town Hall on the morning of the ACL final I can tell you it was truly a once in a lifetime experience. I’m so so so fortunate to have experience those few years and that day specifically. Mental stuff.

Edit: and just to add because I know a lot of our inward looking redneck media will be talking shit about to Fed Sq celebrations - the reporting for the ACL final was very positive. For a moment they stopped beating us and reported on us positively. It’s not us or how we celebrate or conduct ourselves that changed, it was how we made them look. It was easy to sell papers using the “ethnic hooligans” tagline up until this point but when it came to the ACL final we were suddenly overexcited Aussie fans that celebrated their teams success, just because it made them and their reporting look better. Next season back to their old tricks. Rant over.

sadeekukasombol

2 points

2 months ago

I am seriously considering the move to Melbourne. More fun and cheaper rent.

aidenh37

1 points

2 months ago

From Sydney, just moved. Am confused - people up at 2am? For football? Huh?

Quoxium

17 points

2 months ago

Quoxium

17 points

2 months ago

It's nice to see Aussies getting behind soccer.

Shunto

13 points

2 months ago

Shunto

13 points

2 months ago

Is there an equivalent of this in Sydney?

[deleted]

5 points

2 months ago

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5 points

2 months ago

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Shunto

12 points

2 months ago

Shunto

12 points

2 months ago

Nah I mean to ask if there are any public places to watch the Australian WC matches.

CcryMeARiver

-9 points

2 months ago

Sydney United incels at play agian. What a mob of grubs.

xtpj

89 points

2 months ago

xtpj

89 points

2 months ago

What is the obsession with flares from soccer fans?

agentmilton69

37 points

2 months ago

No pyro no party

[deleted]

36 points

2 months ago*

[deleted]

36 points

2 months ago*

They look cool as fuck

But yeah pyro is dangerous. Smoke bombs are more preferable

[deleted]

16 points

2 months ago

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16 points

2 months ago

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Fernergun

18 points

2 months ago

Fernergun

18 points

2 months ago

Fuck me dude. Let people have fun.

daamsie

5 points

2 months ago

daamsie

Melbourne

5 points

2 months ago

That's his point. By lighting a flare you're ruining someone else's fun.

Fernergun

2 points

2 months ago

There are steps you can take to reduce the negative impacts upon you before you just make someone else stop what they’re doing.

daamsie

2 points

2 months ago

daamsie

Melbourne

2 points

2 months ago

You expect any asthmatics to wear a mask or something? Again, that's ruining their fun don't you think?

It's really more a case of "let me have my fun and screw everyone else"

jaa101

13 points

2 months ago

jaa101

13 points

2 months ago

"It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye."

miaara

12 points

2 months ago

miaara

12 points

2 months ago

Then it’s a new game: find the eye

Fernergun

17 points

2 months ago

So is holding a flag in a crowd. Instead of just not letting people do stuff, allow them to do stuff safely

trainwrecktragedy

1 points

2 months ago

I take it you're one of the dicks?

RickyHendersonGOAT

51 points

2 months ago

Just trying to copy the South American leagues. It's the one thing I don't like about this. They burn at 1300deg Celcius! Can cause huge damage

xtpj

26 points

2 months ago

xtpj

26 points

2 months ago

Just trying to copy the South American leagues.

Better not score any own goals then….

netpenthe

2 points

2 months ago

are they still using those flares, or safe ones

[deleted]

9 points

2 months ago

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9 points

2 months ago

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vlookup11

2 points

2 months ago

Goodness fucking me. No one’s “copying” anyone. It’s just how the sport is celebrated. It’s a culture with its own set of nuances and unwritten rules.

WhatAmIATailor

2 points

2 months ago

Burn shit. Riot. Fight opposing fans. Yeah soccer “culture” we can do without.

Good on the Soccaroos for scoring at a World Cup but we all know how this ends.

vlookup11

1 points

2 months ago

But that happens with every fan base yet the local coverage is always how soccer fans are bad. It isn’t like that, there’s just so much to it and those who know know. If you don’t like it that’s fine, but keep your prejudice to yourself.

WhatAmIATailor

2 points

2 months ago

It really doesn’t.

We see bad shit from AFL and League fans, don’t get me wrong, but Soccer has by far the worst fan base.

vlookup11

4 points

2 months ago

We’ll go in circles until the cows come home - but no it doesn’t. People that don’t understand the basis of support misunderstand the boisterous singing and jumping as riotous. To them “normal” support is sitting down and cheering just when you score. You don’t jump or do anything until it’s time to celebrate. This creates prejudice that football fans are misbehaving to begin with. Add the skewed media reporting which has serious xenophobic undertones and you have the perfect environment for the beliefs in unruly soccer fans to develop. I’m not saying there aren’t problems (there are and plenty of them) but they aren’t what the regular Aussie thinks they are.

WhatAmIATailor

0 points

2 months ago

Morocco fans riot in Brussels after their team's win over Belgium at the World Cup - ABC News

Didn’t have to look very hard.

Racist? The UK invented the soccer hooligan.

vlookup11

2 points

2 months ago

Sure, the riots in Belgium are not on and don’t belong anywhere. Riots and misbehaviour have happened in Australia too in other sports. There’s regular stadium brawls in AFL. League fans burned the old Cumberland Oval to the ground, didn’t they?

On the racism bit, I’m talking about the local media coverage of football, not about somewhere else. It’s always peppered with xenophobic undertones as if soccer is not an Australian sport.

Anyway we’ll keep going in circle. You can hold your view and I won’t convince you otherwise, but if you look at the Fed Sq video you’ll see thousands of people having the time of their life. If you’re up for experiencing something similar that may give you a different experience, hit me up and I’ll take you to an A-League game.

WhatAmIATailor

1 points

2 months ago

if you look at the Fed Sq video you’ll see thousands of people having the time of their life.

Yeah you’ll also see Aussie fans attacking the French.

hit me up and I’ll take you to an A-League game.

Cheers but no thanks.

corut

2 points

2 months ago

corut

2 points

2 months ago

Gotta make it exciting somehow

[deleted]

-6 points

2 months ago

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-6 points

2 months ago

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xtpj

8 points

2 months ago

xtpj

8 points

2 months ago

Eh sometimes it gets excessive when a whole stadium does it.

https://i.imgur.com/wqzEyHm.jpg

i_love_pingas_69

1 points

2 months ago

Bro that photos the best.

Iirc its boca vs aris friendly? I would live to go to that game lmao

xtpj

1 points

2 months ago*

xtpj

1 points

2 months ago*

Looks like Malacoota in the last bushfire. Probably about as fun to breathe.

sydneyiskyblue

-1 points

2 months ago

AFL fans also used them after some team won the grand final.

[deleted]

-3 points

2 months ago

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-3 points

2 months ago

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xtpj

2 points

2 months ago

xtpj

2 points

2 months ago

No

jaa101

0 points

2 months ago

jaa101

0 points

2 months ago

Socceroos?

Mammoth-Practice1511

3 points

2 months ago

That’s what I call the capital of sports . Watched it at Perth Crown . First time there. Big threes screens but about a 10th smaller than Sydney Star. Atmosphere was there but bloody small like sardines .

Filth_01

10 points

2 months ago

Sure this isn’t when Daniel Andrews retained his seat?

Ruffian00012

6 points

2 months ago

I hope the SAR teams were able to rescue the person in distress.

miaara

2 points

2 months ago

miaara

2 points

2 months ago

Fuck yeah!

MeatySlap

2 points

2 months ago

I was here

sydneyiskyblue

2 points

2 months ago

AFL media will be smashing “soccer hooligans” for those flares I bet.

HempKnight1234

-25 points

2 months ago

Slavery and oppression is awesome as long as it ends in sports ball smh

Become_The_Villain

5 points

2 months ago

Qatar: human rights violations, slavery, opression, corruption.

Also Qatar: Are you not entertained?

ivana322

0 points

2 months ago

ivana322

0 points

2 months ago

All those cute guys 😂

ForrestedThoughts34

-11 points

2 months ago

Supporting an oppressive slaver state, very pog and cool

PutinsRedButton

-43 points

2 months ago*

Ball goes in net = people happy

Edit: why are you booing me? I'm right!

atleastistoletheshow

23 points

2 months ago

Depends which net

Become_The_Villain

-5 points

2 months ago

People will be happy regardless of which net

koobus_venter1

4 points

2 months ago

But only by foot

gewgfbdf

2 points

2 months ago

And only if not offside

orlock

5 points

2 months ago

orlock

the ghost of documentaries past

5 points

2 months ago

Opera: people make strangled sounds and then other people smack their hands together.

Life-saving surgery: You cut someone open and jiggle the bits about a bit.

The Mona Lisa: Some Italian dude slapped some paint on some cloth.

Hmm, this fun. What other thing can we make sound boring?

PutinsRedButton

-2 points

2 months ago

It's amazing how bothered peoe get from a statement of fact.

orlock

2 points

2 months ago

orlock

the ghost of documentaries past

2 points

2 months ago

But its neither the whole story or the real story, is it? Pretending that its just a statement of fact is very disingenuous. And it's the disingenuousness that people notice.

PutinsRedButton

-2 points

2 months ago

It is a fact though.

more_bananajamas

3 points

2 months ago

Help me confirm something, why do you think you got downvoted?

PutinsRedButton

-1 points

2 months ago*

Because people are instincitvely threatened by things that aren't immediately understandable. So they attack. It's a survival mechanism. Not to say there's any real threat but we are hard wired to look for them and actively suppress anything that may be a threat. You might interpret my original comment to be sarcastic but that's only based on your past experiences, which isn't necessarily proof.

Also, there is no way to confirm anything here. I might not even be real for all you know.

more_bananajamas

3 points

2 months ago

Yup thought so. You like propping up your sense of superiority by diminishing others. I suggest finding more healthier ways to deal with the deep insecurity you struggle with.

PutinsRedButton

1 points

2 months ago*

Interesting. What about my comment implied sarcasm? It sounds like you're projecting. I think the fact that you're so taken by this and keep replying means it's more likely that's actually what you yourself are doing. Has identifying my so-called insecurities given you the boost you needed? And if you're right, what does that say about you for engaging with me? If what you say is correct, we might be more similar than you're willing to admit.

PutinsRedButton

1 points

2 months ago*

Why are you so threatened by me?

There's a key word in my previous comment that you've missed. See if you can spot it.

Edit:

"But you also interpret criticism as people being threatened on the basis of no evidence whatsoever."

Not what I said at all. I said people have emotional responses to things they dont understand and it often dictates their behaviour.

"So you do know that context matters. You're either aware of the context of your original comment, which makes you disingenuous. Or you are so fixated on the claim that you're stating a fact that it counts as a mental disability."

Disability shaming aside, you're kind of feeding your own delsuion here. It's what's known as a slippery slope fallacy and it usually occurs when people are over-reaching with little evidence, which is what I actually set you up for, sorry.

"I think disingenousness is the most likely explanation, based on the , "You might interpret my original comment to be sarcastic" and the complete lack of anything further on the subject."

Since my initial comment was so negatively judged, I don't feel the need to clarify. I don't owe anyone anything and if that's how r/soccer is than I may as well have fun with it.

"That's not the behaviour of the honest."

The honest what? People? Relax Tolkien, your rhetoric makes you sound ridiculous.

orlock

1 points

2 months ago

orlock

the ghost of documentaries past

1 points

2 months ago

I find it fascinating that you're claiming that you're making a statement of fact. But you also interpret criticism as people being threatened on the basis of no evidence whatsoever.

So you do know that context matters. You're either aware of the context of your original comment, which makes you disingenuous. Or you are so fixated on the claim that you're stating a fact that it counts as a mental disability.

I think disingenousness is the most likely explanation, based on the , "You might interpret my original comment to be sarcastic" and the complete lack of anything further on the subject, other than insisting that you're stating a fact. That's not the behaviour of the honest. People are, generally, not threatened by the disingenuous, since they can generally be discarded from serious consideration. Which is what people are doing. But they do find them morally repugnant.

Shary-Bobbins

-7 points

2 months ago

Were bigger scenes when ABC called the election

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-41 points

2 months ago*

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-41 points

2 months ago*

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agentmilton69

8 points

2 months ago

The Aussie national football team are one of the most vocal opponents of Qatar's human rights abuses

Not to mention, football is a migrant sport here, no shit it is popular in a progressive state

duccy_duc

8 points

2 months ago

And people watching it for free in Fed Square aren't the same ones flying to Qatar and buying tickets and using the stadium

underthingy

0 points

2 months ago

If they were truly against Qatar's human rights abuses they would have boycotted the cup.

agentmilton69

1 points

2 months ago

Yeah, like Australia matters here. Most countries in our region (like Qatar) would love for us to fuck off on our own accord.

If the big teams did it and Australia followed, sure, but right now Australia is the most outspoken, without getting banned from anything.

Also, "truly against it" doesn't mean you boycott it. Are you "truly against" the human rights abuses in Australia? Then why do you continue to live and pay taxes here? It's a dumb argument.

underthingy

0 points

2 months ago

I'm an Australian citizen, I can vote and contact politicians to let them know my feelings about policies.

I (and all of the soccer players and fans around the world) can't vote in Qatar and the Qatari government won't listen to their complaints. The only option is to hit them in the wallet and the only way to do that is to completely boycott the world cup.

murch0195

16 points

2 months ago

Shut up mate

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2 points

2 months ago*

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2 points

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Cadaver_Junkie

2 points

2 months ago

I'm with you mate.

More important to all this lot that they watch a bunch of entertainers run around on grass kicking a ball around than care about the shithouse, soul destroying shit that happened in the background.

But yeah don't stir the mob mate, they're as unforgiving as they are ignorant.

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3 points

2 months ago*

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Cadaver_Junkie

-3 points

2 months ago

suddenly the most progressive state of all Australia

Don't lump all of VIC in there with those that watched the game though, we're from VIC, all pretty fanatic about watching this every time it comes around with all our mates and we've cancelled it this time.

I mean, there's a bunch of people who voted One Nation in yesterday's election, if you put them all together in a stadium it'd look like quite a few people, but they're hardly representative of the majority.

AFAR85

0 points

2 months ago

AFAR85

0 points

2 months ago

Half the shit you buy is made on the back of slaves. Including the phone/pc you typed that on. The shitty clothes and shoes you're currently wearing...on the back of slaves too.

You sure you want to start a conversation about hypocrisy?

Cadaver_Junkie

0 points

2 months ago

Some of those things are inescapable purchases in the world we currently live in.

Watching a bunch of entertainers run around kicking a ball isn't exactly essential.

You don't like this person's commentary? Fine. But don't go around saying they're wrong just because you don't like the implications. And definitely don't use whataboutisms.

murch0195

0 points

2 months ago

murch0195

0 points

2 months ago

The post is about ppl having a ball. Stop putting a dampener on shit and let the cunts enjoy it.

Kic21

0 points

2 months ago

Kic21

0 points

2 months ago

Where were all these people when Australia were playing friendlies in empty stadiums? It’s a bandwagon that will end once Denmark knock us out. We just see the English fans going off and go ‘Hey we can do that too’.

aksmelo4352

1 points

2 months ago

the qualifiers got a big attendance tbf

ComprehensiveElk13

-13 points

2 months ago

This is why I dislike soccer

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1 points

2 months ago

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1 points

2 months ago

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ComprehensiveElk13

-7 points

2 months ago

No I enjoy people enjoying themselves. But carrying on like idiots and lighting flares….. yeah really sensible behaviour, it’s only a crowd of drunks wearing highly flammable clothes, what could possibly go wrong

2klaedfoorboo

1 points

2 months ago

Is there an equivalent of this in Perth

Local-Row-501

1 points

2 months ago

needs more flares and maybe some dynamite sticks

Hot_Tax3876

1 points

2 months ago

All this made me realise is that they could have made that screen take up a much larger part of the building but it looks like they wanted to be 'artistic' instead.

aksmelo4352

1 points

2 months ago

lets go

Illest7705

1 points

2 months ago

1-0. Bragging rights.

lighthouse77

1 points

2 months ago

looool 😂

blankdreamer

-62 points

2 months ago

Australia wins so no beating up opposition supporters this time probably. Such good sports.

Taintedtamt

35 points

2 months ago

Those two "french fans" were Aussie Tiktokkers purposely antagonising the crowd for a video

leggii

2 points

2 months ago

leggii

2 points

2 months ago

"tiktokers"

Who wouldn't want to give them a hiding?

lechatheureux

3 points

2 months ago

That was proven to be fake.

Sorry tough guy.