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WOZOFGRIMSBY
September 20, 2020, 9:47pm

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For me, it’s gone on way too long.

How would the world feel if, just for example, a minutes silence was held at 3pm every week for armistice day or remembrance of 9/11 or sinking of the titanic. It doesn’t matter about colour or creed or religion. Nobody cares about someone that got stabbed in east China and I know that No-one gives a Flying fu(k about my auntie when she died in Rhodesia.

It’s the media that are putting it in the spotlight. It’s them focusing on black or mixed race players prior to kick off.



“To put it in gentleman’s terms if you’ve been out for a night and you’re looking for a young lady and you pull one, some weeks they’re good looking and some weeks they’re not the best. Our performance today would have been not the best looking bird but at least we got her in the taxi. She weren’t the best looking lady we ended up taking home but she was very pleasant and very nice, so thanks very much, let’s have a coffee”
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You are just hilarious.


Twitter a bit slow tonight Sam?
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For me, it’s gone on way too long.

How would the world feel if, just for example, a minutes silence was held at 3pm every week for armistice day or remembrance of 9/11 or sinking of the titanic. It doesn’t matter about colour or creed or religion. Nobody cares about someone that got stabbed in east China and I know that No-one gives a Flying fu(k about my auntie when she died in Rhodesia.

It’s the media that are putting it in the spotlight. It’s them focusing on black or mixed race players prior to kick off.


September 11th and Armistice Day happened in the past. We mark them to remember them. Racial discrimination clearly and demonstrably happens now. If people kneeling bothers you more than institutional racism then.......
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September 11th and Armistice Day happened in the past. We mark them to remember them. Racial discrimination clearly and demonstrably happens now. If people kneeling bothers you more than institutional racism then.......


Oh. So the outcry isn’t about past slavery etc then??

It’s all because a bloke dies at the hand (or knee) of the police then?



“To put it in gentleman’s terms if you’ve been out for a night and you’re looking for a young lady and you pull one, some weeks they’re good looking and some weeks they’re not the best. Our performance today would have been not the best looking bird but at least we got her in the taxi. She weren’t the best looking lady we ended up taking home but she was very pleasant and very nice, so thanks very much, let’s have a coffee”
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No it's because of ongoing institutionalised racism. The sort that leads to events like the George Floyd killing. Slavery was bad though.
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Just a thought for those talking about peer pressure, freedom of choice etc. I haven't read anything where a single fan has said 'If they don't kneel then I won't be going' but conversely Twitter, Facebook and The Fishy has a number of red-faced, angry men deeply unhappy and in many cases making threats because they did.  
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I don't care what each individual player does as he comes onto the pitch, I don't get worked up at those praying to god, allah or to loved ones who have died. or whatever else they chose to do.

If individual players no matter how many want to take the knee prior to kick off then so be it, what I do not like and whole heartedly disagree with is that there has been a mandate driven by SKY, PL and other mainstream outlets for everyone associated to take the knee and Jesus if they don't then a big debate breaks out on sky about it.... that is what is wrong.

But go ahead liken it to Remembrance Day if you wish and keep calling us that disagree with BLM and taking the knee bigots, racists etc.
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There’s people on here, imho, with double standards.

What ‘if’ a person of ‘African origin’ had died when on a fox hunt?

What if a white person had died in the same way by the police in America?

What if a white supremacacist (*sp) went into a mosque and blew themself and innocent people up?



“To put it in gentleman’s terms if you’ve been out for a night and you’re looking for a young lady and you pull one, some weeks they’re good looking and some weeks they’re not the best. Our performance today would have been not the best looking bird but at least we got her in the taxi. She weren’t the best looking lady we ended up taking home but she was very pleasant and very nice, so thanks very much, let’s have a coffee”
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No it's because of ongoing institutionalised racism. The sort that leads to events like the George Floyd killing. Slavery was bad though.


I’m astonished that people don’t understand this.

It worries me that people are completely radicalised by nonsense they read all over social media, the same people that use the phrase “mainstream media”, like getting your news from varied sources of professional journalism is a bad thing.

If your news comes from Facebook or from YouTube channel then you may as well believe in flat earth and fairies.
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There is racial injustice in the world and I will quite happily support those who choose to protest by taking the knee for as long they want to protest in that manner.

It's a peaceful, non-invasive protest. It's what a protest should be.


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