Ep #373

A men’s UEFA Euro 2024 preview and addressing racism in soccer

June 13, 2024
A men’s UEFA Euro 2024 preview and addressing racism in soccer
Content warning: Today’s episode contains mention of racism.

On today’s episode of The GIST of It, we’re going full send into the world of European men’s soccer. Co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz begin with a preview of the UEFA men’s Euro 2024 before the tourney kicks off this Friday, discussing how it works, the top teams, and the players to watch.

Then in part two, El and Steph detail a harsh reality in the game: The brutal racism players have been subjected to for years. After a 2023 incident involving Brazilian Real Madrid star Vinícius Jr., Spanish courts are finally holding the aggressors accountable.

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