Mario Balotelli the latest victim of racist abuse
In this episode, Joe and Rob open with bragging rights from the Paraguay/Italy U-17 World Cup match (2:45). Joe then gives you a great trivia question about Timo Werner (4:10). In Opening Thoughts, we discuss the MLS Cup Final coming up on Sunday between Seattle and Toronto (5:10). We then welcome in Andrew Richardson from ESPNFC to talk the Mario Balotelli racism incident, Italy’s reported use of VAR to spot racism, and ways to stop this epidemic in European football (15:20). We return to update you on Copa Sudamericana and Copa Libertadores (38:00), Liverpool/Manchester City coming up on the weekend (43:10), Der Klassiker, including the sacking of Nico Kovacs and who could replace him (48:30), and a Champions League look in (55:40). We then close with a great list of matches in Match of the Week (57:05), and the trivia answer along with a preview of next week’s show (58:00).
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