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  • chris_basschris_bass Posts: 4,895
    yeah - he was just hoping he slipped over and injured himself... obviously. And i'm sure he would have apologised even if he hadn't been caught on camera, identified and arrested.
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  • TheBlueBeanTheBlueBean Posts: 8,268
    He was hoping to slip over on a banana he didn't bring? That's ambitious even for a cartoon.

    He clearly wouldn't have apologised, but he may have regretted it.
  • shortfallshortfall Posts: 1,724
    Lewis Hamilton moaning about the state of the planet and turning vegan.
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    Makes fortunes burning thousands of gallons of fossil fuels in racing cars and promoting the car industry, until recently owned a private jet, has several large homes around the world. Whinges that people don't care about the world as much as he does.
    Okaaaaaay........
  • chris_basschris_bass Posts: 4,895
    what?

    I meant (albeit very much not seriously!) the guy threw the banana skin at him in the hope that the footballer slipped over on it and injured himself and was therefore not able to continue the match and that there was clearly no racist intent.
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  • TheBlueBeanTheBlueBean Posts: 8,268
    Chris Bass wrote:
    what?

    I meant (albeit very much not seriously!) the guy threw the banana skin at him in the hope that the footballer slipped over on it and injured himself and was therefore not able to continue the match and that there was clearly no racist intent.

    He was trying to hit an Arsenal player - something he pleaded guilty to. It is possible to hit people with objects and simply be an idiot as opposed to a racist idiot.
  • TheBigBean wrote:
    English travelling football fans who complain other nations are racist.

    I haven't heard any racism at any match in England despite hearing some fairly vulgar language and songs. A few clubs still have a bad reputation, but it is a fairly legitimate criticism of last night's match.

    Sterling got racially abused at Chelsea last season, and a banana was thrown on the pitch at Arsenal and Millwall and the clubs got just a £10k fine.

    Not a defence of Bulgarian fans, they were clearly awful, but it's disappointing that when it's English fans people are a lot more muted, if fairly predictable.

    We have come a long way when one racist yelling at Stamford Bridge is front page news.

    Football in this country may not be perfect but it has taken giant steps to solve its problems
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 36,416
    TheBigBean wrote:
    English travelling football fans who complain other nations are racist.

    I haven't heard any racism at any match in England despite hearing some fairly vulgar language and songs. A few clubs still have a bad reputation, but it is a fairly legitimate criticism of last night's match.

    Sterling got racially abused at Chelsea last season, and a banana was thrown on the pitch at Arsenal and Millwall and the clubs got just a £10k fine.

    Not a defence of Bulgarian fans, they were clearly awful, but it's disappointing that when it's English fans people are a lot more muted, if fairly predictable.

    We have come a long way when one racist yelling at Stamford Bridge is front page news.

    Football in this country may not be perfect but it has taken giant steps to solve its problems
    I think Rick's views may be influenced by him living next to Stamford Bridge at one point. I mean, who would have thought that it might not be peaceful there on every other Saturday afternoon?
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 43,856 Lives Here
    TheBigBean wrote:
    English travelling football fans who complain other nations are racist.

    I haven't heard any racism at any match in England despite hearing some fairly vulgar language and songs. A few clubs still have a bad reputation, but it is a fairly legitimate criticism of last night's match.

    Sterling got racially abused at Chelsea last season, and a banana was thrown on the pitch at Arsenal and Millwall and the clubs got just a £10k fine.

    Not a defence of Bulgarian fans, they were clearly awful, but it's disappointing that when it's English fans people are a lot more muted, if fairly predictable.

    We have come a long way when one racist yelling at Stamford Bridge is front page news

    If you think that’s the case that’s fine - I don’t.

    Lived 200m from Stamford Bridge for 6-7 years and fans from all clubs , Chelsea or visiting, are bad.

    Countless instances from fans on the tube to outside the stadium.

    I’m always surprised how defensive people get about it. I hear it with my own ears so presumably they do too.

    Zaha barely got listened to when he said he is called a n **** pretty much every game. Sterling similarly says its a deep problem and nowhere near to being solved but bury your head in the sand if you want.

    Didn’t Dany Rose say he was so sick of it he couldn’t wait to quit football?

    It’s all there. People don’t want to hear it.
  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 15,307
    TheBigBean wrote:
    English travelling football fans who complain other nations are racist.

    I haven't heard any racism at any match in England despite hearing some fairly vulgar language and songs. A few clubs still have a bad reputation, but it is a fairly legitimate criticism of last night's match.

    Sterling got racially abused at Chelsea last season, and a banana was thrown on the pitch at Arsenal and Millwall and the clubs got just a £10k fine.

    Not a defence of Bulgarian fans, they were clearly awful, but it's disappointing that when it's English fans people are a lot more muted, if fairly predictable.

    We have come a long way when one racist yelling at Stamford Bridge is front page news

    If you think that’s the case that’s fine - I don’t.

    Lived 200m from Stamford Bridge for 6-7 years and fans from all clubs , Chelsea or visiting, are bad.

    Countless instances from fans on the tube to outside the stadium.

    I’m always surprised how defensive people get about it. I hear it with my own ears so presumably they do too.

    Zaha barely got listened to when he said he is called a n **** pretty much every game. Sterling similarly says its a deep problem and nowhere near to being solved but bury your head in the sand if you want.
    I used to live over the river from Fulham and would occasionally find myself there on a match day (by mistake). All sounds consistent with my experience.
    We might well have come a long way but there's plenty still to do.
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  • TheBlueBeanTheBlueBean Posts: 8,268
    I can only speak of my own experience, and I have never heard any racist abuse at a game.

    I have heard a lot of abuse, and there are many things I dislike about football fans.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 36,416
    TheBigBean wrote:
    I can only speak of my own experience, and I have never heard any racist abuse at a game.

    I have heard a lot of abuse, and there are many things I dislike about football fans.
    That's also my experience from the times I've been to Stamford Bridge.
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  • Stevo 666 wrote:
    TheBigBean wrote:
    I can only speak of my own experience, and I have never heard any racist abuse at a game.

    I have heard a lot of abuse, and there are many things I dislike about football fans.
    That's also my experience from the times I've been to Stamford Bridge.

    A significant % of arsenal players and fans are black. I have never heard racist abuse there.
  • Shirley BassoShirley Basso Posts: 3,132
    That's a good point actually, as most of Chelsea players are white and British, so seems reasonable that you wouldn't hear racist abuse there.
  • TheBlueBeanTheBlueBean Posts: 8,268
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    TheBigBean wrote:
    I can only speak of my own experience, and I have never heard any racist abuse at a game.

    I have heard a lot of abuse, and there are many things I dislike about football fans.
    That's also my experience from the times I've been to Stamford Bridge.

    A significant % of arsenal players and fans are black. I have never heard racist abuse there.

    For some reason, I had you down as a Spurs fan.
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 1,982
    Of all the footy grounds I've been to, i would say Stamford Bridge is the place I've found the most aggressive and uncomfortable, including hearing racist abuse.

    Just because a team has black/minority players doesn't mean that they won't hurl racist abuse. The Bulgarians fielded a black player (came on as a sub) lets not forget.
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  • capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,120
    There's a consumer affairs programme on BBC called "Rip off Britain".

    This programme apparently needs three presenters, Gloria Hunniford, Julia Somerfield, and Angela Rippon, who sit there reading out one line of the autocue each, in turn. They're shown on phones and going through correspondence, when I'm guessing that it's all done by a a team of researchers. They once did an episode from Spain, so they could read the autocue in the sun with nice beach background.

    Rip Off? yep.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 43,856 Lives Here
    That's a good point actually, as most of Chelsea players are white and British, so seems reasonable that you wouldn't hear racist abuse there.

    I would imagine that the abuse is reserved for opposing players.

    Like when Liverpool fans became experts in Spanish after Suarez abused Evra, rather than accepting their guy was being a racist sh!t.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 36,416
    That's a good point actually, as most of Chelsea players are white and British, so seems reasonable that you wouldn't hear racist abuse there.
    Have you seen the current Chelsea line up?
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  • Shirley BassoShirley Basso Posts: 3,132
    I'm glad it didn't go over the heads of our insightful CS posters.
  • morstarmorstar Posts: 2,248
    I'm glad it didn't go over the heads of our insightful CS posters.
    :D
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 36,416
    I'm glad it didn't go over the heads of our insightful CS posters.
    As its Cake Stop, its not unreasonable to assume that most posters know naff all about football :)
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  • Shirley BassoShirley Basso Posts: 3,132
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    That's a good point actually, as most of Chelsea players are white and British, so seems reasonable that you wouldn't hear racist abuse there.
    Have you seen the current Chelsea line up?

    whoosh
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 36,416
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    That's a good point actually, as most of Chelsea players are white and British, so seems reasonable that you wouldn't hear racist abuse there.
    Have you seen the current Chelsea line up?

    whoosh
    Smartarse alert...

    To be specific I just assumed you knew naff all about football.
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  • crumbschiefcrumbschief Posts: 3,376
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 9,846
    Strange name for a dog.
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  • capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,120
    I was watching one of those "Police, Camera" things the other day. They featured a bit about people racing around a certain area of Birmingham at night, with a load of spectators watching.

    The policeman was saying that when they managed to catch and prosecute some of the offenders, that it was surprising that they were usually in their late thirties.

    He said "they've grown up with this culture"

    Grown up? and still racing cars around streets?
    The older I get, the better I was.

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  • cowshamcowsham Posts: 1,444
    Cycling in cold weather.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 9,846
    cowsham said:

    Cycling in cold weather.

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  • cowshamcowsham Posts: 1,444
    pblakeney said:

    cowsham said:

    Cycling in cold weather.

    You are Alanis Morissette and I claim my £5.
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 37,209
    Bump.
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