football is important

tbh u know what i hate: the whole idea that you can’t really be a fan of a celebrity if you call them out on stuff. like, if anything, i think it makes you just as much of a fan as everyone else because you’re recognizing them as a normal, human being who does dumb/shitty things like every other person in the world. & while its DAMN hard to admit that someone you admire isn’t perfect, its super important to be able to humanize them too.

This is directed to everyone in the football fandom.

After the Barca - PSG match, I’ve felt this fandom break apart. To be fair, I don’t care who thinks what and if the ref was on Barca’s side or not. I care about this community being united instead of seeing everyone fight with each other. Almost all the post I see on my dash are filled with hate directed to other people and that makes me feel so upset. Please just remember that we all share love for the same thing and that we’re all part of the same community before picking a fight with someone. That won’t solve anything. Whether you suppose Real Madrid or Arsenal or an entire different team, just don’t forget that at the end of the day, we all have so much in common: our love for football.

That’s what unites us and I hope that that’s not what will break us apart.

22 things you can do for CAS
  1. Join Amnesty
  2. Bake 
  3. Volunteer at an elderly home
  4. Go to the gym
  5. Volunteer at a second-hand store
  6. Play tennis with your family/friends
  7. Babysit your neighbors
  8. Play chess
  9. Create/join a dance group
  10. Help PDP students with their studies
  11. Join EdcuationUK
  12. Join EducationUSA
  13. Help a charity organization
  14. Tutor an individual student 
  15. Create/join a football/basketball/handball team
  16. Start/join a band
  17. Paint and draw
  18. Create/join a book-club
  19. Learn a new language
  20. Create/join a debate club
  21. Blog
  22. Run/Powerwalk (RunKeeper is approved as a CAS-advisor

BY: Clara

I love how people outside of the football fandom think the fandom is just about the sport itself. Of course, we’re not like other fandoms. 

We don’t ship people. 

We don’t cry over our faves.

We don’t get overly excited about it or anything like people get excited over new episodes.

We don’t cry when we lose our fave.

We’re not ridiculously passionate about our faves.

Football isn’t “just a game”, it’s a lifestyle, and we’re not a fandom to underestimate.

To all my non-Albanian followers. Today is a historic day for us I literally cannot wait until the start whistle goes at 7:45pm. Some of you may think ‘It’s just a football game’ but your wrong. This means so much more than a football game. We’re playing Serbia, a country that has for years and years promoted Albanophobia/Anti-Albanian feeling/behaviour. For DECADES they oppressed Kosovar-Albanians, they treated us like second class citizens during the time which Kosovo was occupied by Former Yugoslavia. In Prishtina (Kosovo’s capital) during the 1980/90s when people and students would PEACEFULLY protest against the oppressive Serb government, they sent police to Prishtina to KILL those protesting. In the war from 1998-1999 they drove out ONE MILLION Kosovar-Albanians from OUR LAND! They destroyed our homes and mosques (There were 155 destroyed mosques in Kosovo in August 1999, 40% of all residential houses in Kosovo were heavily damaged or completely destroyed by the end of the war, more than 80% of the houses in Pejë were damaged or destroyed) they raped at least 20,000 Kosovar-Albanian girls and women, they committed numerous massacres. They committed GENOCIDE! Serbia planned the genocide and violated our human rights! Most deny this to this day or act proud. In last years game in Belgrade they booed our National Anthem, they chanted ‘Kill, Kill Albanians’ ‘Slaughter, Slaughter Albanians’ ‘Kill the Croatians so the Albanian doesn’t have a brother’ When chanting these obscene things they didn’t use the Serbian word for Albanian, they used a racist slur referring to Albanians, the hooligans attacked a player with a CHAIR before our captain took him down and punched him (well done Lorik!) They disrespected our flag! So don’t say that this is just a football game because it’s so much more than that! Today is historic for us. And to those of you saying it’s no big deal and that 'It’s only football.’ SHUT UP BECAUSE YOU WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND why! And to my fellow Albanians - Sontë do te jet fitore jo veç per futboll por edhe per Shqiperia, Kosova, Ilirida, Malësia, Lugina ë Preshevës. Për gjithe Shqiperi Etnike! Në jemi Kuq e Zi, në jemi Shqiptar, në jemi Evropian.🇽🇰🇦🇱