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The Football Menace

Posted in Britain, England, Teen Violence, Teens, UK with tags , , , , , , on 29/01/2012 by floroy1942

The game of football is not what it used to be. We now have grossly overpaid ‘prima donnas’ inciting violence with their tactics on the field which is having a negative affect on the public in general. The increase in viciousness on the pitch over the past few years is doing nothing to reduce the levels of violence on our streets, especially among the youth.

Is this Football?

When they see footballers at the saturday game kicking, punching and insulting each other with racist comments, it is natural for them to think it is acceptable behaviour. It is clear that social attitudes are often greatly influenced by such things, as is amply demonstrated by the number of football hooligans in recent years. Another example is the foul language so prevalent in Britain after Hollywood introduced it as ‘normal’ in the films of the seventies and eighties.

These ‘sportsmen’ are icons to much of our youth today and in my opinion they should be setting a good example, not a bad one. The game of football is the number one sport in the UK, watched by millions of spectators every weekend, and what do they see for their hard-earned cash, players insulting each other, players kicking each other, and sometimes fighting openly.

Terry and Ferdinand

In the  news this last week it came to light that the FA even allowed the shaking of hands between teams QPR and Chelsea to be cancelled because of a row between John Terry and Anton Ferdinand. Is this show of sportsmanship now to become a thing of the past? It happened because of a racist slur aimed at Ferdinand by Terry during their match last October. Now, someone has sent a bullet through the post to Ferdinand as an obvious threat. Terry was booed by QPR fans every time he touched the ball and was verbally abused by many fans since the incident. Racial abuse is not confined to these two however. An eight-match ban has been imposed on Liverpool striker Luis Suarez for racially abusing United captain Patrice Evra. The incidents are increasing week on week.

Bobby Robson When Football Was a Sport

Whatever happened to the wonderful clean game of yesteryear? Well, I think money is to blame. We have reached a stage where there is so much cash riding on a single game that teams are expected to win at any cost! The glory is, as always, being at the top of the league but now it means massive amounts of money for the teams if they can get that far. The entire ‘sport’ has become a money-making machine and sad to say, the days of a sportsman-like game are fast disappearing.

Following a Fine Example?

The antics of today’s teams does nothing to enhance football, it just drags it down into the gutter, and it seems the FA is either incapable, or not interested in cleaning it up. Sure, we had the ‘Fair Play’ campaign which began at previous world cups, but it is sad that it could not be sustained, or dribble down to national matches. It is way past time the FA took a firm stance on pitch violence and racial hatred in the game, for otherwise it will suffer a catastrophic collapse. If I was a father today, I would no longer take my son to a saturday match, or allow him to watch it on TV for fear the on-pitch violence warped his decency.

Roy.

Intuitive Joke!

Posted in Arab, Britain, England, Immigrants, Modern World, UK with tags , , , , , , , on 14/03/2010 by floroy1942

Street Football-Bahgdad

This is something I received through my e-mail from a friend, and I found it so typical of modern times in Britain that I decided to reproduce it here. It is a joke, but perfectly describes the way our country is going down hill.

The Liverpool manager, Rafael Benitez, flies to Baghdad to watch a young Iraqi play football, and suitably impressed, arranges for him to come over to Anfield.

Two weeks later Liverpool are 4-0 down to Manchester Utd with only 20 minutes left to play. The manager gives the young Iraqi striker the nod and on he goes.

Liverpool-Steven Gerrard

The lad is a sensation, scores 5 goals in 20 minutes and wins the game for Liverpool. The fans are delighted, the players and coaches are delighted and the media love the new star.

When the player comes off the pitch he phones his mum to tell her about his first day in English football.

‘Hello mum, guess what?’ he says ‘I played for 20 minutes today, and we were 4-0 down but I scored 5 and we won. Everybody loves me, the fans, the media, they all love me.’

‘Wonderful,’ says his mum, ‘Let me tell you about my day. Your father got shot in the street and robbed; your sister and I were ambushed, gang-raped and beaten, and your brother has joined a gang of looters who also deal drugs….. and all while you were having such a great time playing bloody football.’

The young lad is very upset. ‘What can I say mum, I’m so sorry.’

‘Sorry?!!! Sorry?!!!’ shrieks his mum, ‘It’s your bloody fault we moved to Liverpool in the first place.’

Funny, but also quite intuitive for a joke don’t you think! My thanks to the anonymous writer, and to my friend who sent it to me.

Remember the old maxim; “Don’t let the b*gg*rs grind you down!!!”

Roy.

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