UEFA Champions League 2020/21 (Round of 16)

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RossFC

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I'd love to know what match-ups between those remaining sixteen teams have never happened before, or haven't happened in at least three years.
Liverpool vs the 7 teams we can face. We've faced Atleti, Porto, Sevilla, Barca all in the last couple of years in the CL.

Not sure if we've faced Leipzig before. Apparently we played Lazio in a friendly 18 years ago, last played against Gladbach in 1978.
 

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The allegations come from somebody close to the refs so obviously it needs to be verified, but if true, what Pierre Webo is alleged to have said is worse than what led to the game being called off imo
The allegation is that several times Webo called the Romanian officials 'gypsies'. If true, this is clearly racial abuse.

It's more tricky if the 4th official referred to Webo as negru ie 'the black one'. Was he just distinguishing him from his paler skinned colleague by his skin colour? Is it a valid descriptor of someone's appearance like 'red head' or 'tall guy' or 'stocky'?

In the UK accepted terminology is BAME where the B stands for black. Similarly we have BLM - Black Lives Matter. People identify as being 'black' so does that come into it?
 

kozi

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The allegation is that several times Webo called the Romanian officials 'gypsies'. If true, this is clearly racial abuse.

It's more tricky if the 4th official referred to Webo as negru ie 'the black one'. Was he just distinguishing him from his paler skinned colleague by his skin colour? Is it a valid descriptor of someone's appearance like 'red head' or 'tall guy' or 'stocky'?

In the UK accepted terminology is BAME where the B stands for black. Similarly we have BLM - Black Lives Matter. People identify as being 'black' so does that come into it?
Seems to be a case by case thing, the only constant is if you’re offended then you’re right. The more offended someone is the more right they are irrespective of anything else.
 

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Art Vandelay_

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Loving his mind games atm.

Chelsea among the league favourites while we are the little pony with no chance.

Arteta coached the team well and gave us a hard game.

Pumping up United in Europa.

Seriously though, 100% agree with the comment on UCL 3rd place. Shouldn’t sully the Europa by allowing teams who have failed elsewhere to join.
 

RPCB

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What do you call a group of Spurs supporters on a forum talking about being top of the league on goal difference after 11 matches? A circle jerk.
 

Solska

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Loving his mind games atm.

Chelsea among the league favourites while we are the little pony with no chance.

Arteta coached the team well and gave us a hard game.

Pumping up United in Europa.

Seriously though, 100% agree with the comment on UCL 3rd place. Shouldn’t sully the Europa by allowing teams who have failed elsewhere to join.
It’s a f*n stupid rule that sides who get booted from the CL can go win Europa.
 

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