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Alessandro Baroncelli

The sporting news1 that received the most media attention in the summer

of 2006 was not the Italian victory at the World Cup but rather the

Calciopoli scandal2 that shook the world of calcio (soccer). A distinctive

characteristic of the scandal was that it involved principally the

major clubs, in particular, Juventus, the richest and most successful

club in Italian soccer. Although not the first crisis in its history, it was

undoubtedly treated as one of the most serious catastrophes ever

recorded in Italian soccer, portending the end of the credibility and

sustainability of a model of business that, with its rules and its system

of consolidated relations among its main actors, had until then characterized

Italian professional soccer.

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Whites Cannot Be Black

A Bikoist Challenge to Professor Xolela Mangcu

Keolebogile Mbebe

with another that accommodates that exception. With human beings, ‘[s] ocieties are held together by the statements of what ought to be and not merely what happens to be’ (Root 2000: S634). For example, when we watch a soccer match, we have expectations

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Bernard Matolino

discussants previously held. I suggest that an example will also suffice in this case. Let us imagine a case of sport. Let us say there is a soccer coach who strongly believes in a certain team formation and has a certain ‘philosophy’ of how to attack and

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Valery B. Ferim

prejudice and economic exploitation. There are still concerns about police brutality and racial profiling of blacks in the United States, racism in soccer in parts of Europe with blacks being demeaned as monkeys and also discourses in South Africa which