SPORTS CULTURE AND BUSINESS


 

CULTURAL DISCUSSION

After Champions League 1st leg against Real Madrid 2021

 

     

Source: " Independent , the times "

    

 

Before Liverpool make comments about racism, its important to think about how we can find long term solutions to this problem. As great as Liverpool can be on the football pitch when they are in full flow, there are racial GAPS in the Uk footballing system that need to be filled before complaining about racism abroad. This problem needs to be addressed from grass roots by providing information to children on the impact that integrating with different Cultures has on society.

Parents and Guardians should receive information resources such as Magazines and online videos on the subject matter from academy level onwards. The structure for how children from Black and ethnic minority deprived communities access football academy life in the UK must be improved.

Apart from books and videos you can also start racial awareness groups at academy level for every Parent to attend with their child.

Other areas of improvement include, how kids are accepted into academies, parents and Guardians should have access to their child if required on training and match days but in a controlled way that does not interfere with match time or obstruct their training. A child should never have to feel vulnerable when under the age of 13 and in the academy set up at their club.

 Mohammad Siraj - Making complaint

Source : " times now news ( India) "

                                             illegal Racial Profiling

                                                             UK

Local news : If the police are using technology supported by the UK Government to target young Black business/working males through gps tracking and other methods as a form of psychological harassment then what chance do we stand in moving forward as a progressive society. Why are Corporate boardrooms decade after decade having low numbers from the Black and ethnic minority community ?  There should be measures in place that prevent government and Law enforcement from using technology to assist in locating and psychologically abusing young Black men or individually targeting those trying to move forward from a negative past or develop smaller black businesses through a turbulent Landscape. This is not good for overall mental wellbeing of individuals in the community.

                                       Metropolitan Police Article

Source : " the times "

article also available online through the "newsshopper"  

 

                              Kyrie Irving Victim of Unacceptable behaviour

Basketball is a sport that captivates Global audiences, therefore race plays an important part in the make-up of all players Mental Wellbeing. Some incidents may be genuinely racist or some incidents may be misinterpreted as racist. However it is important to identify when this behaviour is Genuine and repeated through different areas of the sport in an organised way . For the love of the beautiful game, fans must channel anger, frustration and aggression through different means than to hate someone because of the colour on their skin. Once the perpetrators are identified they shouldn't just be banned or arrested but also asked to attend Mandatory counselling sessions to understand why they think the way they feel and look at realistic steps to change their behaviour through a better understanding of Black culture.

                                   

                                                      BASKETBALL

Irving said after the Celtics game :

Source : NY times                                                          Date: May 2021

 

            NAOMI OSAKA QUITS Tournament due to Mental Health related 

                                                MEDIA PRESSURE

Athletes from black and Multi-ethnic backgrounds face all kinds of problems whether there is a racial Undertone or NOT. For the World No.2 to withdraw from a Global tournament , this is a clear indication that the structure of how some sports are governed around race and mental Wellbeing is questionable to say the least.

            

 

Source: Eu-US Today, Independent.                                              Date: May 2021

 

Mo' agrees new deal at Liverpool. Ending Transfer speculation

                          MIXED CULTURE MARRIAGES WHO BENEFITS 

 

Even though Dembele was a black Muslim before his marriage. We have to remember that a Muslim in Africa is completely different an Arab Muslim. There are Cultural practices outside of religion that his new Partner may not understand and also the same for some Cultural practices from her Traditions. The reason for writing about this topic is C.O.S.A.M. want to look at the question of , " is this good for the Black Culture ? "

The food from their respective regions are different , the language will never be a barrier because the Language of Islam is one. However , psychology and habits of the psyche may be different as the Arab Culture can be seen as feeling the black culture is somewhat inferior. 

A Decision and compromise will have to be made not just in the case of the Osama Dembele marriage but for all inter-Cultural Marriages between the Black and Arab Culture of who will be the dominant Culture in the household, as this will then influence how you raise your children and what belief systems you want them to adopt.

Dembele such a Unique player, who is under-rated and of world class quality, we hope establishes respect for the Black community with this inter-Cultural marriage.   

 

                      JOURNALISM and RACIAL MATTERS

 

We would like to give Stephen.A Smith credit as a sports reporter for standing up to racism in a fair and transparent way. He has been an advocate of equality in the sports industry throughout his career as a journalist and has guided youth with the right examples of how to deal with racism on a daily basis psychologically as well as verbally. In the Tim Anderson incident regarding "J.Robinson" comments by a fellow baseballer during a game earlier this year, Mr Smith was very clear when reporting on ESPN as to what constitutes an individual's allegation of racism as credible, and how to appropriately contextualise such incidents    

TRANS-GENDER and RACISM

 

WHY is there not an acceptable way for identifying someone who is Trans-Gender ? This has been an on-going issue that should be addressed by the Government not just for the UK But for other countries as well. Outside of competing in sport some individuals who changed sexuality, now identify themselves as females and look as such as well , but if their dress-code now matches their sexuality , why is there still confusion for clearly identifying someone who is LGBTQ. Making the whole situation from a societal point of view more difficult. People should be True to who they are.

The UK Government said the following statement on Wednesday 6th April 2022.     " BIOLOGICAL MALES SHOULDN'T COMPETE IN WOMEN'S ONLY EVENTS " , this statement is overdue . Here at " Code Of Sport and Music " we feel that Trans-gender individuals should have sporting competitions created for their own social group, where they can compete more fairly. If there is not enough popularity for their sport then the only right decision is to wait until their learned sport is given a chance to find a big enough audience, which can then allow Sporting officials to integrate this sport into the appropriate world sporting event. 

 

                                

Similarly, if you are a Black person competing in a sport, you may have your own behavioural psychology practices that is not completely respected by your sporting colleagues or your team mates. Preventing you from being a True representation of yourself. However, by identifying with a particular Brand in fashion that aligns more closely with your Core beliefs Culturally or as an individual, this will allow your professional colleagues to treat you more appropriately and can help you to express yourself in a truer light, bringing the wider public closer to you as a person and as a professional too, allowing you to perform to your TRUE Potential.

There seems to be an under-lying feeling that leads to confusion about someones Gender. You should be honest to what you are and what your beliefs are, otherwise this leads to confusion, and the feeling that society is happy for LGBTQ individuals to blend into society as normal females. We say , this is not fair on children who are happy with their Natural sexual orientation and not transparent for all Adult males. This makes us wonder the simple question. WHY ?

 

Statement Source : The Indian Express.com (online) , The Guardian

 

ALLOWING ATHLETES TO PERFOM IN THE RIGHT ENVIRONMENT

WHILST STILL RESPECTING THE BEHAVIOURAL

REQUIREMENTS OF THE ESTABLISHMENT

 

 

 

"Williamson signs extension with the Pelicans ". Eventhough this agreement is only days old and for a huge sum. We still see players making Trades to new teams one or two years into their contract if they feel the environment isn't right and inhibiting their performance.

Would Zion have been better off signing a new Contract with a different Western Conference Team in order to reinvigorate his career, maybe that is the case but you have to give him props for recovering  from the devastating injury that kept him away from the game for longer than he needed to be.

People want to watch players playing for a team that gives them the fairest opportunity to express their talent and entertain the fans with unforgettable experiences. We hope this is the situation where Mr Williamson and the Pelicans are concerned. The NBA is very exciting and the Pelicans contributed to some unbelievable games last season which lead them to the play-offs. These are exciting times for basketball fans and we are already looking forward to the new season.

 source : the guardian

 

WINNING MENTALITY

 

 

Why Mbappe, has opted for PSG over Liverpool and Real Madrid ? The Real Madrid fans have suggested he will regret his decision, we believe he will not regret this choice because we feel that he is a player who values the Culture of a club over wages.

Football is more than just about money and also about how you influence future generations of your Culture. You also want to be in an environment where you can thrive and express your talent freely regardless of psychological pressures.

For example, when we look at a team like Liverpool's signing of Nunez , we must ask ourselves, is he the right answer to Liverpools lack of clinical finishing in the final third when it comes to big games in the Champions League where only one match will decide the Winner. We think there is no one better in front of Goal than Kylian Mbappe currently. With Mo Salah's agreement in excess of 300k per week, would giving a deal to Mbappe worth 500k per week be worth it for the chance of having his ability in front of goal for games such as the later stages of the Champions league where only one game decides the winner.

There has been a quote from Spanish sources saying " Kylian Mbappe's dream was to play for Real Madrid and he must have changed his dream ". However, the sport of football has changed over the previous decade. You can win 50 trophies in 10 seasons and never be happy, or win one trophy in 5 seasons that means more. Will this have a negative effect on a player's legacy ? 

With today's game we think how a player is viewed is more about a culmination of things, as opposed to just staying in the same environment at one club for your whole career. Facts such as world cup medals, league tittles, the difficulty of your league in the current Era, Euro Championship medals and Champions league tittles, all have a role . Winning just one World cup medal and one Champions league in 5 seasons may change how fans view your standing as a player.

source : www.eurosport.co.uk

 

 

 

HOW Rapman is Changing 

the Perception of younger Black youth

Every decade is different, just as every generation of each respective Culture is different. The films directed by Rapman such as " BLUES STORY " and " SHIRO'S STORY " has given the younger generation a chance to audition for films depicting roles similar to the Lifestyle and trials/tribulations of their older generation ( Eventhough we would not Advise our Audience to watch SHIRO'S STORY due to a young child being fatally shot during the film due to the actions of the main Role play Character in the film ). Rapman still gives older teenagers the opportunity to audition for films which is a good thing/positive that keeps youth off the streets from doing negative things that can ruin communities and instead provides something to work towards and express their talent through replicating a  time period of London Black Culture through Acting. Premier league footballers who have come through rough upbringing due to lack of family finances have all had to avoid this street life in order to become successful footballers. It is important we remember this when we look to premier league stars to support communities, especially in London.

 For men and women currently over 30 years old in London and surrounding areas, the experience of attending youth clubs when growing up still left us with a vast amount of hours to spare and this spare time gradually became time spent on the streets. However, with the development of social media and Black role models for the younger generation such as Rapman, modern youth centres for young adults who are 15+ can now offer group acting lessons as well as social media tutorials for sharing positive social experiences from everyday life, also centres can look at how to develop more professional/Business oriented profiles more geared towards their chosen career they intend to pursue, if they would like to run their own company just like Rapman.

Youth clubs must also now have table tennis tables, pool tables as well as playstation games consoles. Hours of operation for the appropriate ages should be every weekday and not just one or two days per week. This is something we see as an evolvement of youth clubs not just in London but other areas too.

The British film industry has seen more recent development of a few other prominent Black actors but not enough directors of colour, which is why Rapman's shot at a filming career is now helping to change the perception of Black street Culture through film and Music. 

source : COSAM Team

 

WHY SKY NEWS WAS KNOWN

FOR RACIST BEHAVIOURAL

PSYCHOLOGY

RHETHORIC 

A big part of racism as we have indicated previously is people from the Black community being forced to implement specific behavioural psychological attributes before being allowed to work with Corporation News channels such as Sky news in the UK.

Sky are modern and clever at how they administer Racism through psychology and by the amount of Black sports personalities they interview or employ. However, because you speak to people of colour for sporting reasons for the financial benefit of your corporation this does not mean your business has integrity in dealing with Racism or Combatting Anti-discriminatory behavioural psychology that can lead to racism if allowed to linger.

Alot of Racist incidents leading to bigger problems starts from not understanding someones behavioural pattern or mis-communication. This is why, as well as speaking, allowing individuals to communicate psychologically through their body language will minimize the chances that some incidents are perceived as racist. Sports reporters are expected to represent their corporations with accurate behavioural patterns reflecting the Culture of their company. However , normal fans/members of the general public should also be respected on their own behavioural patterns not just relating to pro-homosexual behavioural psychology but also hetro-sexual behavioural psychology ( depending on their behavioural patterns from home ). Sky news and sports analysis employees have notably recently adjusted their behavioural psychology and body language behavioural patterns to suit both the caucasian and Black/multi-ethic cultural groups in recent months to become more unbiased and we give them Maximum for this adjustment.

Show your support against racism by not purchasing SKY Box Office Events for the following reason. When providing the example for the rest of Europe to follow, SKY SPORTS took too long in addressing these matters, fans and youth who watch SKY SPORTS and Celebrity programme Interviews will agree that people who pick up on these things may take the behavioural model previously followed by SKY to their football Club , then fans can develop their own methods of administering racism. This is why we see so many problems re-occurring at football matches over the years. Financial news broadcasting institutions such as SKY should support positive behavioural psychology that moves Society forward.

This will be a big step for some news broadcasting organisations but until we see genuine actions from these corporations such as SKY SPORTS we should not support their financial growth until they Endorse smaller businesses whose growth depends on supporting behavioural psychology development for the BAIEM Community.  

 

Source : COSAM Team

 

 

 

 

HOW FOOTBALL CLUB OWNERSHIP

INFLUENCES COMMUNITIES

 

Here in the UK there are a lot of young Adults who have grown up around football, supporting their favourite teams and have always had the football topic as a focal point of Social discussion between themselves and their peers. once you have gone through the stages of playing football in the park with mates then you move unto college , work, University or a Sports career. You can also be absorbed by the street life for both positive and negative reasons depending on the prevalent Culture that influences your community. some cultures influence positively all other Cultures while others are more insular. Our world is made up of different Human species and the most important thing is that Cultures help each other where possible without restricting other Cultures.  

How football club ownership influences communities is not something that has been looked at in the previous years, but as time changes, society will have new problems. Therefore some issues are addressed as and when necessary keeping up to date with the status quo. If a football club has Arab owners then their culture will heavily influence that community , which can be both a good and Bad thing for the UK.  The fact is PSG from the French league has Arab owners, and on a local community level their Culture heavily influences the local shops, and also the population of that Culture generally increases from a youth level upwards. This is information we received from people who have spent time in France close to the Capital near the football Stadium. If you look at the Champions league final there was unrest and violence from the locals ( "many people complained about getting mugged around the stadium" ) and we are not saying all the violence and unrest came from individuals in the Aarab community , we are simply making a point that when football clubs appoint new owners its not just about the money. Those owners also have a social responsibility. 

In the premier League we already have two Clubs with Arab owners, if Arab owners then buy Liverpool Football Club as well, we think this will cause an Imbalance of the Arab Culture not only influencing football but general Lifestyle in communities on a street level.

If Liverpool have American owners, we think they should sell to American owners as they themselves had bought the club from American buyers to preserve the integrity of the Club.

We know that Arabs are Oil rich, but even if club buyers are not from the Arab region for financial integrity reasons and to protect our communities, the football governing organisations in the UK and Europe should do the relevant due diligence to make sure that there is no corruption linked to the buyer's Earnings from a financial level or a Cultural competence level.  

 

Source : COSAM TEAM, the Guardian ( article : 9th June )