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|>>|| No. 8746
But you got that picture from the Mail article about how no one cared, so no, it isn't.
Could we not turn .gs into "repost any old from the DM.com", lads?
|>>|| No. 8753
River Plate fans pelting the Boca Juniors coach with rocks before the second leg of the Copa Libertadores final.
Apparently there's players with glass in their eyes and the military are having to guard the stadium because of people fighting the staff there to get in without a ticket. You can always rely on the South Americans to go apeshit over football.
|>>|| No. 8756
Is the man in blue saying "fucking black cunt" or not? I can't tell.
|>>|| No. 8757
Looks a lot like it - and in any event, all three look like fucking cunts and behaviour like that should be removed from stadia. You wouldn't get away with behaving like that in the street and I don't see how it is any "part of the game".
|>>|| No. 8758
>A football fan accused of racially abusing England star Raheem Sterling apologised for his behaviour last night. Colin Wing, 60, was caught on camera hurling insults at the Manchester City player in a Premier League match at Chelsea on Saturday. Footage appeared to show him calling Sterling a ‘fucking black cunt’ while other Chelsea fans shouted non-racial abuse.
>Mr Wing said: ‘I’m deeply ashamed by my own behaviour and I feel really bad. But I didn’t call him a black cunt, I called him a Manc cunt. Nobody around me said they heard anything. I want to apologise unreservedly to Raheem and hope he can be a better man than I am by accepting it. I offer him an unreserved apology. Even if it wasn’t racist, it’s not right what I said. Even the swearing is bad – but I got carried away. 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?’
Woe is me.
|>>|| No. 8760
What's the world coming to when you can't insult a millionaire footballer without losing your job?
|>>|| No. 8763
>So why can’t they leave me alone?
What a prick. Why does a 60 year old dude go and do that?
|>>|| No. 8764
Chelsea fans aren't known for being a bastion of tolerance. Speaking of which...
>A CHELSEA fan who screamed abuse at Raheem Sterling previously defended Blues supporters who shoved a black man off a train and sang racist songs, The Sun Online can reveal.
>Colin Wing, 60, was caught on camera screaming from the stands at England ace Sterling during Saturday's Premier League clash with Manchester City. The 60-year-old dad-of-two admitted he was the fan filmed hurling abuse at England winger Sterling but denied he yelled racist comments.
>The Sun Online can today reveal Mr Wing previously defended Chelsea fans who pushed a black man off a Metro train before a match against Paris Saint-Germain in 2015, saying: "It's not illegal to be racist". The BT manager was posting on a Facebook thread linked to a story about a group of Chelsea fans who stopped Souleymane Sylla getting onto a train, before the group began singing: "we're racist, we're racist, and that's the way we like it".
|>>|| No. 8765
But more seriously, I've very little sympathy for him. Losing his job sounds like it's over the top, but if you consider the position of the company employing him, would you really want "notorious racist, Mr Wing, Colin" to be doing... well quite honestly I don't know what a BT manager does, but it probably involves interacting with other people and I'm not sure you can command much respect outside of the DFLA after what he did.
It's not illegal to be racist, but it does have repercussions, and a lot of the more involved aspects of dolphin rape are actually illegal. It's a bit like being a prostitute; you can stage the occasional demo, but otherwise you do it on your tod and indoors.
|>>|| No. 8766
>Losing his job sounds like it's over the top
It sounds like it because it is.
>but if you consider the position of the company employing him, would you really want "notorious racist, Mr Wing, Colin"
Does it affect his ability to do the job? Does this one person affect the position of the company as a whole? Do you even want those people who do take offence at employing a random person they've never met but disagree with as customers?
I might not agree with his opinions, but he's been fired for daring to express them, and this notion that you somehow represent your employer during your off hours needs to fuck right off. It's an unwarranted intrusion on the right to a private life.
|>>|| No. 8767
>I might not agree with his opinions, but he's been fired for daring to express them
He was sacked for aggressively shouting during a football match when an opposition player was in the vicinity.
|>>|| No. 8768
>He was sacked for aggressively shouting during a football match when an opposition player was in the vicinity.
A football fan insulting an opposition player? How dare he. Where did he think he was, in the front row at a football ground or something?
|>>|| No. 8769
Yes, but he's a middle class white man and the player was a young black man. That makes it abhorrent, apparently.
|>>|| No. 8773
>Does it affect his ability to do the job? Does this one person affect the position of the company as a whole? Do you even want those people who do take offence at employing a random person they've never met but disagree with as customers?
It'd be nice to live in your world, but in this one, people will tell BT they refuse to do business with them until the sack the racist etc. Even if they don't believe those likely empty threats, there's no reason at all for BT to stand by him when they can easily tell him to fuck off and never have to even think about it ever again.
If he'd called a kid sexy I bet you'd not be singing the same tune.
|>>|| No. 8774
A few media outlets have employed lip-readers and they've all backed up that he was saying 'fucking Manc cunt.' It's not an unheard of insult, although I've mainly seen it directed at Man Utd fans.
|>>|| No. 8776
>but in this one, people will tell BT they refuse to do business with them until the sack the racist etc.
That's harassment and it's illegal. If something like that happened to me, the employer would be he headed straight for the tribunal and the small-minded busybodies that complained would be on the receiving end of a county court claim for harassment and interference.
|>>|| No. 8778
>That's harassment and it's illegal.
How is it "harassment" to refuse to do business with BT?
|>>|| No. 8779
Let me see if I've got this right. Man in football crowd exhibits behaviour expected from football crowd, and loses his job with the company broadcasting the match.
|>>|| No. 8780
Because it's done with the intent to target the individual, not the company.
|>>|| No. 8781
It probably isn't harassment as defined by the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, especially if the people complaining only contact BT once; it might be a malicious communication if the allegation is baseless.
Before you go to a tribunal, check your contract of employment. Being a racist in your own time probably constitutes gross misconduct by bringing the employer into disrepute. Such a contractual clause is almost certainly lawful (Post Office v Liddiard).
|>>|| No. 8783
>It probably isn't harassment as defined by the Protection from Harassment Act 1997
I don't think anyone could seriously dispute that BT would not be under any obligation whatsoever to dismiss him (s.1(1A)(c)(ii)).
>especially if the people complaining only contact BT once
If 10 customers contact BT once each at around the same time over the same person, then that could be argued to constitute a course of action by 10 people consisting of 10 actions (s.7(3A)(a)), which easily passes the threshold of two actions against one person. Alternatively, a course of action can involve one action against two persons - in this case, directly against BT and indirectly against the individual (s.7(3)(b)). The fun part is that in some cases you don't have to prove intent or collaboration - if someone is complaining and could be reasonably expected to know they're not the only one complaining then they can be taken to be acting in concert with the other complainers (s.7(3A)(b)).
>Post Office v Liddiard
There are two points of distinction here. The first is that Mr Liddiard was not accused of having an opinion people don't like and shouting it a bit loudly. He was convicted for a violent armed assault on victims including a police officer. The second is that he passed the test on contributing to his own dismissal. The motivating factor was his arrest, conviction and imprisonment, not the media coverage. If you're doing something that isn't in any way illegal, then you can argue that the motivating factor was not your behaviour but the reaction of others.
Not that any of this really matters, since apparently it turns out that he's retired. However, he'd be well advised to consider action against the Mail, who effectively doxxed him by posting a photo of his home unredacted.
|>>|| No. 8784
He doesn't even work for BT. That was a previous job. Some other company has sacked him.
|>>|| No. 8786
Maybe the shit weather and god-awful pitch confused them, and they thought they were playing Spurs at Wembley.
|>>|| No. 8787
>Yesterday evening I had a meal with my team mates and we had a group photograph. I waved and shouted at the person taking the picture to get on with it and at the same time put my hand over my mouth to make the sound carry. It’s been brought to my attention that frozen in a moment by the camera this looks like I am making a completely inappropriate type of salute. I can assure everyone I would never ever do that and any resemblance to that kind of gesture is absolutely coincidental.
I wasn't making a Nazi salute. I was trying to make the sound carry. Honest.
|>>|| No. 8792
Derby County Football Club can confirm that officers from the Derbyshire Constabulary were called to the Derby County Training Centre at around 11:20am on Thursday 10th January 2019 following reports of a man acting suspiciously outside the premises.
It has since been confirmed to Derby County that the individual concerned is an employee of the footballing staff at Leeds United Football Club. The club is now in discussion with Leeds United club officials in relation to this incident. At this time no further comment will be made.
|>>|| No. 8795
All 28 current members of the United States women’s soccer team have filed a lawsuit against their own governing body alleging years of “institutionalized gender discrimination”. The team, who are the reigning world champions, are seeking equal pay with their male counterparts, who failed to reach the 2018 World Cup.
The lawsuit, which was filed in a federal court in Los Angeles on Friday, seeks equal pay and treatment, in addition to damages including back pay. The group, which includes some of the best players in the world such as Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan and Carli Lloyd, are also seeking compensation for any player who has appeared for the US since February 2015. If the lawsuit is successful it could cost the US Soccer Federation millions of dollars.
“Each of us is extremely proud to wear the United States jersey, and we also take seriously the responsibility that comes with that. We believe that fighting for gender equality in sports is a part of that responsibility. As players, we deserved to be paid equally for our work, regardless of our gender,” Morgan said in a statement.
|>>|| No. 8796
The spoon burners are at it again, even their own CE is turning on them.
I remember vividly in the 80s Hibs having the only "respected" firm in Scotland, the CCS, and they went on a reign of terror. My mate watched them lock a black man in a shed and set it on fire when he was 10 looking on from his bedroom window. This is tame in comparison, don't get me wrong, but the escalation in incidents of this type in Scotland makes me think the bad old days might be coming back around in the Scottish game with attacks on black players like this and people throwing bananas at players, making monkey sounds, throwing coins, bottles, etc.
Absolutely no excuse for this. I'm glad I made the switch to watching Ice Hockey last year, good riddance. At least the fighting at EIHL games is on the ice where it belongs.
|>>|| No. 8798
How is he allowed to drive a tricked out Range Rover after what he did? Where is the punishment?
|>>|| No. 8799
I bet it's the same Range Rover he diddled her in. I bet it still smells of her underage fanny juice. I bet he drives around sniffing the lingering aroma from her fanny juice, getting off on her.
|>>|| No. 8807
Okay, carpet-baggerlad, its not really satire if you just do a one-for-one impression of the tabloids.
|>>|| No. 8809
I prefer the original Kano over this hippity-hoopster malarkey.
|>>|| No. 8815
Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey did not know what a Nazi salute was when he was charged with making the offensive gesture, says a Football Association panel. The charge was found not proven this month and Wales international Hennessey, 32, will face no punishment.
The regulatory commission has published its written reasons for the decision. It said Hennessey showed a "lamentable degree of ignorance" about Adolf Hitler, fascism and the Nazi regime.
Hennessey was pictured with his right arm in the air and left hand above his mouth in a photo posted on Instagram by German team-mate Max Meyer after Palace's FA Cup win over Grimsby on 5 January. Hennessey denied the charge and said any resemblance to the Nazi gesture was "absolutely coincidental".
The charge was found not proven after two members of the three-man panel believed the photograph had been "misinterpreted" and the other said the "only plausible explanation" was that Hennessey made the salute. Hennessey said "from the outset" of the hearing that he did not know what a Nazi salute was.
"Improbable as that may seem to those of us of an older generation, we do not reject that assertion as untrue," said the panel. "In fact, when cross-examined about this Mr Hennessey displayed a very considerable - one might even say lamentable - degree of ignorance about anything to do with Hitler, Fascism and the Nazi regime. Regrettable though it may be that anyone should be unaware of so important a part of our own and world history, we do not feel we should therefore find he was not telling the truth about this. All we would say (at the risk of sounding patronising) is that Mr Hennessey would be well advised to familiarise himself with events which continue to have great significance to those who live in a free country."
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