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Lazzard

  • Monday 7th June 2021, 10:08am
  • Ludlow, England
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Jordan Henderson is, and always has been, a bone-headed twat.
Nicking the ball off Calvert-Lewin, then buffooning it directly at the keeper, was unforgiveable.
The only thing that made me more angry was the booing from the intellectually challenged portion of the crowd over the anti-racism gesture at kick-off.
Puts us to shame.

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Stephen Goodlad

  • Monday 7th June 2021, 11:05am
  • Mirfield, England
  • 4,416 posts

The intellectually challenged know what BLM really stands for - and so do you.
The circus will go on until they change the message.
I have been going to football matches for 40 years.
I have seen and heard racist chants and racist comments to footballers. It always appalled me.
I know it still goes on. I witnessed it when we were last allowed in grounds.
I won't say what happened and it was my friend who received it but the perpetrator was quickly ejected and banned.
The technology is there to pick out supporters who shout racist things - let that sort it out.
Then perhaps we can stop decisive gestures from both sides and enjoy football.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Monday 7th June 2021, 11:32am
  • England
  • 19,369 posts

The point has been made, and is now tiresome. I honestly believe most of the booing is not a protest at the sentiment, it's those people wanting it to move on and get back to a normal game without gestures.

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Lazzard

  • Monday 7th June 2021, 11:41am
  • Ludlow, England
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Fortunately the majority disagree with you, hence the drowning out by applause.
The footballers have made it very clear on repeated occasions that it is not a political gesture.
It is in defiance of discrimination, which is still very much present.
So not time to move on
And as for the people booing worrying about Marxist influence...?
They can relax.
We've never lived in a more right-wing, less Marxist country.

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Stephen Goodlad

  • Monday 7th June 2021, 2:34pm
  • Mirfield, England
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The booing would stop and everybody would clap if the players made their own symbol against racism.
Importing an Amercan stance is not us...what next The Star Spangled Banner?

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Lazzard

  • Monday 7th June 2021, 3:13pm
  • Ludlow, England
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Quote: Hercules Grytpype Thynne @ 7th June 2021, 2:31 PM

So they'll be doing this for ever and a day then. How sad and what a shame.

Yes, it would indeed be sad & shameful if racism continues for ever and a day.
Hopefully it won't and people can stop protesting.

Quote: Stephen Goodlad @ 7th June 2021, 2:34 PM

The booing would stop and everybody would clap if the players made their own symbol against racism.
Importing an Amercan stance is not us...what next The Star Spangled Banner?

So, it's about it being American?
These people need to get their story straight.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Monday 7th June 2021, 3:30pm
  • England
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Quote: Lazzard @ 7th June 2021, 3:13 PM

Yes, it would indeed be sad & shameful if racism continues for ever and a day.
Hopefully it won't and people can stop protesting.

And in the meantime, there's going to be a lot pissed off people who will join the boo brigade.

Why can't you see that?

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Lazzard

  • Monday 7th June 2021, 3:39pm
  • Ludlow, England
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Quote: Hercules Grytpype Thynne @ 7th June 2021, 3:30 PM

And in the meantime, there's going to be a lot pissed off people who will join the boo brigade.

Why can't you see that?

Good luck to them.
If the footballers continue to make it crystal clear what they are protesting against and STILL they get boos, then we'll know exactly where everyone stands, won't we?

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Stephen Goodlad

  • Monday 7th June 2021, 3:54pm
  • Mirfield, England
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Go on say it...It's killing you not to.

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Lazzard

  • Monday 7th June 2021, 4:07pm
  • Ludlow, England
  • 5,434 posts

Oh, alright then...

Come On You Blues!

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Stephen Goodlad

  • Monday 7th June 2021, 5:16pm
  • Mirfield, England
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If you mean the sweaties, good luck. Friday next is redemption day.

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Lazzard

  • Monday 7th June 2021, 5:30pm
  • Ludlow, England
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Certainly not.
I'm talking about a decent team.

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Chappers

  • Monday 7th June 2021, 5:59pm
  • Surreyish., England
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Quote: Lazzard @ 7th June 2021, 3:39 PM

Good luck to them.
If the footballers continue to make it crystal clear what they are protesting against and STILL they get boos, then we'll know exactly where everyone stands, won't we?

But Wilfred Zaha refuses to do it knowing it's a waste of time.

As someone else said it's easier nowadays to pinpoint the actual abusers.