Friday, 23 December 2011

Poisoned By Hate!

On the first day of my journalism class, I said to the room of over 30 people that I didn't like people because most people were stupid.  And looking at the favourites on Stan Collymore's twitter today, I'm even more right than I thought.  And at first it made me sad, but then it made me f-ing angry.

What gives other so-called human beings the right to talk to another in this way?  But regardless of what anyone has done in the past, no one deserves the kind of abuse.  Even though the ones he favourited are mostly aimed at Evra, Collymore regularly receives racist abuse.  And for what reason?  Other than they don't agree with his opinions.  Do they even realise how stupid that is?  Or do they not care how stupid that makes them?

People always associate racial abuse with the uneducated and the lower echelons of society but looking at the faces and the bio's of some of those on that list, we can all see that isn't true.  Anyone of any colour, from any nation, of any social standing; can be guilty of hate and bigotry.  Cowardice and ignorance can appear in any face.

While Collymore has been RT'ing these messages I have seen appalled tweet after appalled tweet. 

And I pray that we are in the majority.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

What Will Break the Chicken's Back?

 I'll admit, I have a lot of sympathy for Blackburn Rovers manager, Steve Kean.  He must feel like the guy that got a Porsche for Christmas, only to find out it was a cut and shut and his insurance won't cover the cost!  Because in no way could he have expected the job to go like this when he took over from Sam Allardyce, a year ago.  In fact no one in their right mind would take the job then, if they knew what was going to occur now.  And if you believe the rumours and the stories, things are only about to get worse.

Monday, 19 December 2011

Articles Posted Elsewhere

Just in case you were interested, here are some other pieces I've done over the past few months...

In Bed With Maradona

*Team GB: The Elephant in Lord Coe's Room - Click here

*Black History Month Does Football for In Bed With Maradona:
Part One / Part Two


*The Last Taboo - Click here

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Just a Little Too Much...

Rarely one to partake in interviews, I was really interested see what Roy Keane had to say in today's Sunday Times.  Not only did I learn quite a bit about him but I also learnt a lot about Sir Alex Ferguson.  Not so much him the person, but the person he becomes to those around him.
Having spent 12 1/2 years at Manchester United, it's fair to say that Keane grew to know him extremely well; both professionally and I would imagine, personally.  But you get the feeling that he didn't really know the Scot until he acrimoniously left the club in 2005.

Much like Gary Neville; Keane was disliked by all fans other than United fans, but as a football lover you had to respect a man who always appeared to give his all for his team by setting the standard expected as their captain.  (Violent moments aside!)