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Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Richmond, VA
It is jingoism programing by the mass media and government. It exists in most countries the citizenry of this one is just programmed to express it differently. I actually find it funny that something beaten into peoples brains from the time they are born for the purposes of limiting political questioning spills out during sporting events.
Nationality isn't ethnicity so generally it isn't racism they do it to british fighters as well. I have seen people do it when there isn't a USA born fighter in the ring though and there can be a argument made for that being racist. Since it is usually the fans associating the white European/South African as american and the hispanic/south american as foreign. That plays into the whole white americans not seeing minorities as real americans thing.