The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #168020 Message #4066855
Posted By: Neil D
01-Aug-20 - 10:13 AM
Thread Name: BS: Black Lives Matter - change on the way?
Subject: RE: BS: Black Lives Matter - change on the way?
You know, Brits always react indignantly when Americans use the word soccer, but I remember a scene from a British kitchen sink drama from 1963 "This Sporting Life". Richard Harris is talking to some toff at a party who thinks he knows about sport but then he's obviously talking about association football to a rugby player. Richard Harris corrects him by saying "you're talking about soccer, I play rugby". So do the English call it football except when differentiating it from rugby?
Speaking of teams changing their racist names, the Cleveland Indians baseball franchise has said they are going to change theirs. They already retired the Chief Wahoo logo, a red-faced, hook-nosed caricature of a Native American that Natives compared to Little Black Sambo.