23.9 C
New York
Wednesday, August 17, 2022

The dangerous – and offensive – narrative of comparing Palmeiras and Abel to Jair – 01/08/2022

Yesterday, Menon used the neighboring column to compare Abel Ferreira and Palmeiras to Jair Bolsonaro. Yup. That happened.

I usually keep to myself opinions about texts with which I disagree, after all, everyone has their own opinion and mine being different doesn’t make my colleague’s wrong – one of the great advantages of living under a democracy, by the way.

But there are limits. Menon argued that Abel and Palmeiras should not only complain about the arbitration against the club (which has been tragic), after all the problem is widespread. That problem includes players, versed in the school of simulation. That the “Against all and against all” is a disservice to the cause.

So far, so good. Even though Abel has already spoken numerous times about refereeing as a whole, even though he criticizes even the players themselves (and is deeply criticized for that), even though “Against everything and against everyone” is a motivation strategy for his team, which is, in the end, what is up to you.

How we leave this argument to compare Portuguese with “that candidate who, after being elected seven times by the electronic ballot box, now, when he has a tough election ahead, puts the system in doubt” is what I cannot grasp.

To match this president’s strategy, with everything that is known about him, and Abel Ferreira’s speech, endorsed by Palmeiras, about arbitration. “Dangerous narrative.”

To put in the same basket this president, with everything that is known about him, an entire institution and a professional who has never given any indication of being a bad person. Just for disagreeing with the way they deal with a system that does have problems. Many. Problems that Menon himself admits: referees, athletes, coaches.

Imagine if I, here, disagreeing with Menon’s speech, said: the journalist, like Jair, employs a dangerous narrative. The narrative of equating anyone he disagrees with with this president, with everything that is known about him.

I doubt that the parallel seemed fair to him. Why would not it be. Because parallels with this president, and all that is known about him, should be reserved for a few. Gradually able to live up to this hideous analogy. Able to achieve Jair’s feats.

Fortunately, this is not the case for Abel Ferreira. Not even Palmeiras. Nor from Menon. Nor of the vast majority of us, who continue to value and fight for our weakened democracy, despite so many dangerous narratives.

Related Articles

What Price Should The Dollar Reach To Outperform That Investment?

savers follow The race between the dollar price and the fixed term UVA, which is a type of financial placement that adjusts based on...

Battered Britain faces another day of thunderstorms as forecasters issue 29 flood alerts

After weeks of sweltering weather which has caused drought and left land parched, 'Battered Britain' faces a second day of thunderstorms and flash flooding...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Stay Connected

0FansLike
0FollowersFollow
0SubscribersSubscribe

Latest Articles

What Price Should The Dollar Reach To Outperform That Investment?

savers follow The race between the dollar price and the fixed term UVA, which is a type of financial placement that adjusts based on...

Battered Britain faces another day of thunderstorms as forecasters issue 29 flood alerts

After weeks of sweltering weather which has caused drought and left land parched, 'Battered Britain' faces a second day of thunderstorms and flash flooding...

FBI subpoenas records regarding controversial ex-South Euclid judge, who resigned last month

SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio— FBI agents subpoenaed records this week regarding former South Euclid Municipal Judge Gayle Williams-Byers, who in the last several years became...

Nazim Sadykhov delivers nasty third round KO after picking Ahmad

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - AUGUST 16: (R-L) Nazim Sadykhov of Russia knocks out Ahmad Hassanzada of Afghanistan in a lightweight fight during Dana White's...