A complaint by a football fan who had watched Albion’s league cup game against Liverpool on September 21 on television was raised with Let’s Kick Racism Out of Football.Ooooh! Hate crime!
However following a full inquiry by the club, Kick It Out and the Football Association, the FA have announced that the club does not have a case to answer and that the allegations were “erroneous”.Eh..?
Fans of the club were heard chanting 'Seasiders' during the Carling Cup tie, but one member of the public misheard the chant while watching the game on TV.OK, well, I’ve racked my brains and tested my extensive knowledge of racist epithets and I’m stumped. I can’t think of anything that sounds like ‘seasiders’.
Anyone got any clues?
Here's a clue- "Baaaa".
To the Righteous there is no difference between "Seasiders" and "Sheepshaggers"?
"To the Righteous there is no difference between "Seasiders" and "Sheepshaggers"?"
I live in rural coastal North Norfuck. Trust me on this, there is NO difference between 'sea-ciders' and 'sheepshaggers'.
Only the Welsh are worse.
Nice try, but the Welsh Leisure Centre approach doesn't really work against Liverpool, nor is it racist. Speciesist, perhaps, but racist, no. Neither is any variation of the 'thieving Scousers' line which would be more likely. But I can't even see the relevance of 'Seasiders', so perhaps I am not the person to answer the question.
I confess myself at a loss, too. I will be checking back here through the day, because I am intrigued.
What a bunch of babys we are turning into.I support the mighty Gunners and I remember seeing Spurs at Highbury in the late 70's.Spurs have a traditionally large Jewish following.Their new striker was getting abuse from the North Bank "you're just a Scottish Jew Archibald" over and over again.The ground went quiet as we were waiting for the Spurs fans to reply.
"You're just a murderer Sunderland Sunderland".Wow what a reply off the cuff.For non-footy fans our star striker Alan Sunderland had just run over two people and killed them.He wasn't at fault though.
Nowadays everyone would be fainting with shock...
Was it a gross insult to cider drinkers?
I suspect the paper may have mixed this up. A few years ago some race baiter (Jasper or Howe maybe) went to the Millwall ground when they were playing Brighton and claimed afterwards that thousands of Millwall supporters had been chanting "Seig Heil".
Not sure if he ever made a retraction when it was pointed out that what he had heard was Brighton fans chanting "Seagulls."
Have sympathy for convicted Welsh pervs, SBC. Nobody deserves a life behind baas.
Here you go. The chap was actually from the New Nation and was sent to The Den by the Sun. A lovely combination.
There is no cause for complaint, but the opportunity to complain cannot be passed up.
Chant of "Moaners! Moaners!" fills the air, prompting the indignant to reach for their telephones...
When I worked in Scotland in the 80's for a short period, I had to suffer the colleagues watching football in the staff room in the evenings (I worked in a 'secure' school).
One evening just after arriving from England a football match was on and I wondered why the fans were singing "Away.Away.Away. Phanthom Pub Ray"
They were 'Hearts' fans and what they were actually singing was insulting to both the Catholic church and the Irish Republican Army.
"Chant of "Moaners! Moaners!" fills the air, prompting the indignant to reach for their telephones" ...
And a very strongly worded whinge from the director of the Louvre .. ;)
TBH .. I really can't see what all the fuss is about ..
The term "Sheep-Shagger" (if that's what the chant was) has been applied to many people ..
The Scots, the Welsh & indeed the English ..
Within the Household Division, the Coldstream Guards are known as the "Sheep-Shaggers" (or the "Lilywhites"), The Grenadiers as the "Gobblers", the Scots as the "Jocks", the Irish as the "Micks" .. whilst the Welsh Guards are said to be too new to have earned a nickname .. ;)
Strikes me that some people need to get themselves a life ..
All in the ear of the beholder..
During the 1981 riots the Police had been on duty for hours with no food. In those days there were few Burger Kings and Maccy D's so there was a ring round of the local sandwich and cake shops.
Much later on a radio message came through announcing that 100 macaroons were on their way. So the Police commander put the shield teams on standby to meet them....
"Here's a clue- "Baaaa"."
Oh. Well, I suppose....
"But I can't even see the relevance of 'Seasiders'..."
Me neither, but then Southend's team nickname is 'The Shrimpers'!
"What a bunch of babys we are turning into."
Yup. Who the hell phones up because they've misheard a chant on a TV football match? Other than dyed-in-the-wool racemongers, as staybryte points out?
"Here you go. The chap was actually from the New Nation and was sent to The Den by the Sun."
"So the Police commander put the shield teams on standby to meet them...."
This all reminded me of something that kicked of here in New Zealand back in 2004 when one labour polician misheard an oposition MP (from the Act party) when that oposition MP said "don't be negative". Link above.
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