In lack of real anti-Semitism, the infantile kind roams free

11.11.2011                      14.Cheschwan. 5772

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In lack of real anti-Semitism, the infantile kind roams free

In some cases anti-Zionism and Christian evangelism may be used as a smoke screen, but the perpetrators have to work hard at proving they're not actually Jew-haters as to render their anti-Semitism totally ineffective.

Sports purists insist that the beautiful game isn't what it used to be. Today's multimillionaire footballers playing for teams owned by multinational corporations, Russian oligarchs and Arab oil sheikhs have forgotten how to play the game for its own worth. Tickets to many games are out of the reach of most supporters and the major networks have stultified our enjoyment of soccer on television.
But thanks to the Internet and social networks, an entire counterculture has sprung up in which each of us can not only be a fan and a viewer, we can finally also have our say. So if the latest Argentine wunderkind striker with 10-karat diamonds in his ears has forgotten just why he gets paid hundreds of thousands of euros every week, you can rely on the worldwide division of armchair commentators to douse him with creative vitriol using Twitter, Facebook and the comment sections on websites….