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All Your Boos Are Belong To Us

by on Feb.06, 2012, under Epic FA-ils

Today in the news, PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor fears the abuse suffered by Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra could deter others from lodging racial discrimination complaints. This comes off the back of yesterday’s 3-3 draw between Chelsea and Manchester United.

Gordon Taylor: complete plank

Bear in mind this also needs noting that Taylor was very critical of the Liverpool fans booing Patrice Evra in the recent 2-1 defeat by Liverpool in the FA Cup, where Taylor’s post match outburst said: “The booing of Evra was unwelcome. For someone to be booed for reporting racist comments is not something we want to see happening”. Obviously the notion of supporting your team through thick and thin is lost on Taylor, which is surprising since he’s an ex-footballer.  

Similarly in the match yesterday Taylor went on to criticise the Chelsea fans for booing Evra and Rio Ferdinand. Again Taylor emerges from this sarcophagus to get his tuppence worth, this time  quoted as saying on Sky Sports:

“The big thing is with the likes of Patrice Evra – he has become a victim because he has made a complaint,” he said.

“The last thing we want is black players to feel there is no point making a complaint because they will then suffer a backlash. It is like that with a lot of other issues on equality, like homophobia.

“There is a fear that anyone who comes out and makes a complaint will receive this backlash and puts off anyone else.

“People have got to be strong and believe what they are doing is right and stand up against racism.”

Not only is he totally missing the point again for the second time in 6 days but he’s so quick to leap onto racism as the root of all the “abuse”. Firstly being booed is not abuse. Being sworn at is qualified as abuse as is physically threatening someone. Booing however is not abuse. Under Section 5 of the Public Order Act which covers:

A person is guilty of an offence if he—

(a)uses threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, or disorderly behaviour, or

(b)displays any writing, sign or other visible representation which is threatening, abusive or insulting,

within the hearing or sight of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress thereby.

None of this definition can reasonably be equated to being booed at, ergo being booed is in no way indicative of the prejudice which Taylor is claiming. Is this was the case, then pantomime villains receive prejudiced and abusive berating from five year olds at Christmas. In any case, Evra’s persistent playacting and crass behaviour has made himself into a pantomime villain anyhow.

Evra gets booed because he's a horrible little coño, nothing to do with his ethnicity

But this is the most poignant fact here, how come in this day in age, if someone is booed it’s because it’s some kind of racist backlash. As I recall Evra has been getting booed way before any of these race card antics started. Thus back to the point, why can’t you boo someone because they are a c*nt? Evra is the very epitome of the word c*nt whether it’s his c*nty attitude or his persistent c*nty playacting (case of this was the massively theatrical dive he did which won United’s first penalty yesterday, which would warrant the Chelsea fans to subsequently boo him). What about the fact that he’s a highly odious character, as was evident with the role in the French Revolution during the 2010 World Cup?

Big teams always boo the other team regardless of race, which is being fragrantly thrown about by Gordon Taylor here and perhaps he should stop using every single match as a springboard to air his diluted witterings as quite frankly before any of this alleged racial abuse sagas began, no one had actually heard of him. Did it ever occur to him the fact that Chelsea were cruising in a game before Manchester United were awarded two totally bullshit penalties to get them back into the game would induce the Chelsea fans to start booing? Come on Taylor, use your common sense!

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