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  1. YLN

    Racism in Football

    Irrelevant to those who made the decision to sack him. Not irrelevant generally. If all of a sudden wearing pink trousers was deemed outrageously offensive by people who for one reason or another do not own pink trousers, and you had an employee who went out wearing pink trousers and was pictured and on all the papers and everyone on social media was calling him a disgrace and subhuman and a monster, I'm guessing you would be pretty quick to pull the trigger and denounce him for wearing pink trousers, to avoid anyone suggesting that we look in the back of your wardrobe for any trousers with a hint of pink. And they're not going to care that they were white trousers that were put in the wash with a red sock. Once they see pink, you're going down. Not equating racist abuse with wearing pink trousers, but once social media decides that something is worthy of outrage, the punishment is going to be more severe than it would be in any court. Keep your head down.
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    Racism in Football

    Definitely I think him being sacked was inevitable. Whether the punishment fits the crime is irrelevant; anyone associated with him, especially in business, needs to be seen to distance themselves or they get caught up in this man's dreadful next few months until it all blows over. I think the attention being drawn to forms of racism that aren't as obvious as someone having a racial slur screamed in their face is a good thing. Comparing how Raheem and Foden are treated by the same newspaper is quite enlightening. The Daily Mail doesn't run stories like that [only] because they are inherently racist. They are a business first and foremost and they know that there is an appetite for stories that paint black players in a negative light, and by contrast white players in a positive one. If they didn't think their readers wanted to have confirmed for them their prejudices about young black English footballers and their lifestyles, they wouldn't post these articles.
  3. YLN

    Steve Bruce

    I think Bruce turned us around. We had a Sunderland trajectory, he came in, we nearly went up, but then he hit his best before and had to go. I've no ill will towards him
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    Racism in Football

    This guy Colin Wing released a statement today. He's pictured shouting abuse at Sterling at the weekend. "I’m deeply ashamed by my own behaviour and I feel really bad, but I didn’t call him a black c***, I called him a Manc c***," he said. "I was completely out of order, but I’ve lost my job and my season ticket now so everybody’s got what they wanted. So why can’t they leave me alone?" Can't help but feel a little sorry for him. Yeah he's obviously an idiot, but there's a lot worse being shouted further up in the stands. Lost his job and season ticket. An example has been made. It's the kind of witch hunt though that could ruin his life completely. Death threats etc.
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    Ørjan Nyland

    Privately eh?
  6. Nyland is actually worse with his hands than an outfield player.
  7. YLN

    Match Thread:West Brom v Villa

    One player has gloves on and trains every day with his hands. The other does not.
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    Match Thread:West Brom v Villa

    I'm really bad at football. Please take me off
  9. YLN

    Match Thread:West Brom v Villa

    He looks like someone who hates playing football
  10. YLN

    Match Thread:West Brom v Villa

    Why? Do you have us +1 at HT?
  11. YLN

    Match Thread:West Brom v Villa

    If the space had scored the equaliser then I'd agree, but a counter attack with a striker completely unmarked, the space isn't the priority
  12. YLN

    Match Thread:West Brom v Villa

    Not every goal is a goalkeeper's fault even if that goalkeeper is really poor
  13. YLN

    Match Thread:West Brom v Villa

    Chester should be charged for a ticket for that ball watching