After Wayne Rooney has single handedly won the European Tournament, it is rumoured by many (well….mainly me, starting here) that David Cameron is going get Wayne to help solve the Europe’s monetary crisis. As all the media are raving about his godlike genius I’m sure he can put it to further use during his summer break.
The Dutch team were subjected to 30 mins of racist chanting whilst training yesterday, is this setting the tone for the whole competition I wonder. Whilst the extreme right wing is treated with the contempt they deserve I have read lots of reports that suggest that it is ever increasing within Europe, and now the Eurozone crisis, immigrants are always the first to bear the accusations.
Whilst football and sport isn’t political, do we want players being subjected to racial abuse. UEFA have stated that any player walking off in a game will receive a yellow card, but whilst it is only a game there are more important issues that need to be addressed. I suggest that the leaders of every country should make a stance and recall the team, refusing them to participate in a hostile enviroment.
Or is it the sponsers that are calling the shots!
The Jubilee is over, the flags are now redundant but they will be replaced as Euro 2012 is nearly upon us. St George’s Flags in abundance, pledging our loyalty to a team that has alwys failed to deliver. Take away the football aspect, and the plethera of the red cross on a white backgroung strikes fear in many people. The EDL tried to counter the Republic demo but failed (see Ian Bone’s Blog).
Although the Union Flag (it’s only the Union Jack when on a ship) doesn’t appear to hold the same racist statement that it did in the late 70’s it has conveniently been replaced by the George Cross. The flag means nothing but support for my country I hear you cry, but there has always been an undercurrent of racism within football just waiting to have a voice. Whenever the streets and cars become emblazened in the red and white flags it appears to give a mandate to the EDL – who are very nice people, simply passionate about their country!
Whilst the Jubilee and all it’s flags looked ‘so quiant’ to many, the same can’t be said about a sea of England Flags. You may not agree that it all smacks of jingoism, a time yearning back to the crusades, but next time the EDL march (or remain static in a kettle) just look at what flag they wave.
Bankers have returned all their bonuses…….
Minimum wage has doubled……..
Tories have admitted that they are actually selfish greedy wankers and dissolved the party………….
The royalty have emigrated and donated all their property to shelter….
Wealth has been redistributed……………
Anyone would think something monumental has happened, all that has actually happened is all the brothels in Poland and Ukraine will be rubbing their hands!