Presentation on How Sports Brings People Together

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I'm going to respond to the view of sport as foul and as a thing that separates people. I think that sport does not always have to be a negative thing. Sport can act as a unifier between many people around the world supporting the same team. My speech is going to show the other side of the argument. SLIDE 1: Sport can act as a unifier as when many people support the same team they instantly become friendly even if they do not know one another. Joe Humphrey said that “sport is essentially anti-family and encourages unethical, discriminatory behaviour”. This is the exact opposite of what happens when people join together to support their team. This unifies people of all races and religions. When a person supports their team they do not care if the people around them are different since they focus on the unity of all the people around them supporting them. SLIDE 2: Sport creates friendships between people who would not normally communicate. This is great against racism since when people support the same ideals, they have something in common. This encourages communication between people and friendships between different people. Joe Humphrey says that sport creates “barriers between groups” which I think is wrong since people start friendships with all religions due to sport unifying people when supporting the same team. SLIDE 3: Sport unites nations. Sport unites nations and creates peace between countries since each country wants to invite the other countries to the world cup. This creates friendships between nations. Countries try to be friendly to other countries to create a better and more enjoyable sporting events. Nations bond and help each other due to sport especially the World Cup which is a way for countries to show off their support for the teams and the unification of people. SLIDE 4: Sport does not have a language. Sport does not need words, it can unite people with the fact that people that speak different languages understand each other and the other people supporting their favourite team. People that speak different languages don't need to worry about language barriers as there is no problem with misunderstandings in sport. The rules are the same, the different sporting events are similar and people feel like they fit in anywhere. SLIDE 5: Sport builds similarity by bringing people to one place creating a similarity between people of things they like to do. People find similarities in other people because they give people a chance to show who they are when they support the same things.
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