Soccer, the ultimate test – Rowan Simons

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Rowan Simons

The ultimate test, Rowan Simons calls the win or fail attitude towards China’s soccer in the famous CCTV-9 program Dialogue.
Simons builds on a case made by others, that for any sport people in China, only winning is on the agenda, losing is not allowed by their fans.
“Football belongs to the people and it belongs to us,” Simons says defending introducing a grass root club systems, like in other soccer nations in the world.
Rowan Simons is a fierce criticaster of the official line to make soccer into an elite-sport, while it should be a “people’s sport”, but the presenter is rather eager to move away from the political issues into more moral issues among the fans. Later in the program it does get better, so do hang on when you are watching the program.

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