Why you’re never too old to enjoy football
Football is not a “culture war” but it is certainly not a gender war, writes Daniele Poggio.
Football is a game that has a long history, but it has also been a hotbed for controversy.
The most controversial, however, is the rape culture debate.
It has raged for decades, with claims that players, coaches and fans were raping women, and the police, politicians and even the president of Italy were implicated in a cover-up.
And now the footballing world is debating the question of what the future of football should be, with an eye on what is happening on the field.
As the Football Association, who are not affiliated with the national team, announced their intent to withdraw from the game in 2019, it has been suggested that there will be a debate on the subject.
However, with so many issues to consider, what is football really about?
It is a sport that is played by people of all ages, and as such it has long been recognised that a significant part of the experience of being a football fan is watching and talking to other people.
Soccer is played on grass and in the water, and with the ball, the fans are part of a community.
That community is often defined by its social cohesion, with players and supporters coming together to play the game.
One of the biggest criticisms of football in Italy is that it has a strong and exclusionary ethos, with many players and fans coming from a different socio-economic class.
While this has contributed to the idea that the game is not “for everyone”, it is not entirely wrong.
According to a 2015 survey conducted by the University of Genoa, 61% of football fans said that they felt that “soccer is a ‘club’ for everyone”.
However the vast majority of football supporters are people of lower socio-economics.
A 2013 survey of 2,000 football fans in Italy found that 76% of the respondents were members of lower income families.
So whilst there may be a big gap between the elite of the game and the wider population, this does not mean that football is a bad game.
Football is still a popular pastime in some parts of Italy, and while the game may not be the ideal activity for everyone, there is a significant number of people who enjoy it.
What are some of the problems faced by football fans?
In 2015, more than half of Italian football fans admitted that they were fans of other football teams, but this was still a small proportion of fans.
In 2017, a poll conducted by ASI for the Corriere della Sera found that 77% of Italian fans would rather play against a team in another country than against themselves.
This is the second time in a year that ASI has surveyed football fans and found a majority of Italians are fans of a different team.
Meanwhile, in 2014, a survey conducted for the BBC found that 79% of fans of Serie A teams would rather go to a game against a side from another division.
If you are a fan of any of the Italian leagues, you are unlikely to be playing against anyone from outside of your own league.
But this is a different story for the Football League, with most of their players coming from lower socio class backgrounds, with just under half of their fans being in the top tier of Italian league football.
When it comes to the quality of the games in Italy, the game has seen some of its biggest scandals in recent years.
Firstly, there was the scandal involving a referee in the 2015 Champions League final, when he refused to take part in the game after the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) accused him of using a foul on a player.
FIFA responded by banning the referee from playing for five games, including the game against AC Milan.
Then in the 2014/15 season, the Italian FA had to apologise for the treatment of a referee by a player at the end of the season, after he was found to have been using a “sloppy” foul on the ball during the game with Real Madrid.
After the FA’s decision to ban the referee, it was also revealed that the referee had used a foul that was too rough on a goalkeeper during a game in August, after Real Madrid won 2-0 in Turin.
Finally, there were the allegations that the referees used excessive force during the 2012/13 Serie A season, when Juventus beat Fiorentina 3-0, leading to the Serie A team being suspended.
On top of these controversies, the sport’s governing body, the IFA, have been accused of racism, sexism and homophobia.
Although it is unlikely that the Football Federation will withdraw from competition, there are also some areas where football could change.
For instance, there has been talk that Italy