In these hours, on the web, inconceivable videos of some celebrations for the victory of theItaly in semifinal of European 2020. “Inconceivable”, because no one can justify, in addition to the almost total absence of reasoning in the non-use of masks and others security measures (some will say that these are outdoor scenes, but given the absent distance between people it would be impossible not to get infected if there were asymptomatic), rudeness, arrogance up to violence.
Serious road accidents as a result of stupid stunts with cars, cars shaken and beaten in the midst of swarms of fans, firecrackers exploded a few centimeters from the body, people climbed on the roof of the buses and then fell ruinously on the asphalt, girls molested with unsolicited groping, near-fatal rear-end collisions with mopeds.
Up to, perhaps the worst for humiliation, the one in which a rider of foreign origins he is forced to pass with his scooter in the middle of a crowd that, instead of allowing him to work in peace, making room for him to let go, pushes him until he falls to the ground, and then tramples him, kicks him and beats him on the helmet , someone even gets up on his lying vehicle, on the box of food to be delivered, until, not without difficulty, the man gets up, picks up the scooter and tries to start again, slowly climbing that crazy current. The uncivil indecency that completely crushes the dignity of a person, of an worker, of an citizen.
Unwatchable images, from Milan to Cerignola. The failure, in a few seconds, of a generation on which, due to a bunch of irresponsible villains, it is difficult to continue to bet. Because it is always an entire category of respectable young people who lose out, representing a better future, open to everyone’s rights, understanding and empathetic. Everything that in certain shots, however, we cannot find and for this reason staying optimistic becomes tiring.
But if generalizing is always wrong, and therefore it is right to reiterate how the football, by itself, not both an environment toxic, it is equally legitimate to ask how come such episodes are rare when it comes to other sports: volleyball, basketball or rugby, for example. I wonder why we can continue to close our eyes on a real problem, that does not apply “Simply” the ultras of the individual teams but a certain one flustered fan culture who do not know, in fact, recognize the limits.
Because if all this is a problem that has always touched the football, and that no one dares to highlight perhaps for a background of tradition “machista”, Why do most of the municipalities still find themselves unprepared for these occasions? Possible that for next Sunday no one has yet released official measures to limit damage which, inevitably, will there be?
We have the duty to be indignant, to take a stand, to say that it is not true that “the ball“, In Italy, is untouchable. It becomes so if, instead of spreading positive messages from solidarity, fair play is respect, shows the worst sides of the human being. Why not, I those slimy arms that stretch towards the body of a girl of my age, lifting her shirt and grabbing her breasts as if they were a cup to be conquered, I cannot and do not want to forget them.
We must avoid that all this is compared to the concept of “freedom“. To the excuse that the cloister, the stress and the difficulties of this year and a half, which cannot be the pass to flood squares, streets and roundabouts as if pandemic had been eradicated forever. And above all, as if common sense and reasoning were not proper to this world. Of their world. Because if it is true, as they say, that kneeling on the pitch does not solve a problem, now is the opportunity to demonstrate with facts which side you want to be on.