I was at Goodison one time in the late 70's to see Man U. play Everton. The bastard scousers started flying banners and chanting about Munich. It was the ugliest scene I've ever seen in a sports ground.
The bombings at the Munich Olympics? I don't understand why. Did Man U have (a) Palestinian player(s)?
What I mean to say is, QPR is a London team, so I can understand (although obviously don't approve of) the chants of the Hull City fans about the London bombings.
In 1956 Man U. had a brilliant young team and were the first English team to play in the then European Cup. After beating Bayern Munchen in the semis their plane crashed on takeoff killing half the team. My grandfather kept the Manchester Evening News for that day until he died.
To real Man U. fans (and there are some of us who were around before the hype) there is no rawer nerve.
True that. I've been wishing them ill for years but I wouldn't dare go there. Some things are sacred...
I did a search and this BBC page
with tributes and memories of fans popped up.
And there's a memorial
It takes a particularly callous sort of person to make a noisy public mockery of that.
it takes a particularly callous sort of person to make a noisy public mockery of that...
malta (formerly part of the british empire), early spring 2002: not yet even six months after 9/11. having a meal with producers in a restaurant. producer struck up conversation with a maltese-raised brit on the island for nostalgic holiday. all friendly, he asks us where we're from.
in unison: "new york."
arse brit (with smirk on face): "well, you folks sure do have a big hole in the ground there now, don't ya? ha-hah, heh-ha!" continues eating his meal.
pixiehead leaves the table, the restaurant, and vomits on the curb. truly.
I think that has to be the worst anecdote I've heard about 9/11. What a horrible man.
isn't it? like i said, i quite literally made me puke.
people can be evil, as history has shown, and will continue to...
Ok, thats just low. Those soccer hooligans always seem to find a new way to shock and disgust society with their actions...
Yeah. I know that football fans generally don't have reputations as the most literate, sophisticated members of society, but the truth is, a large percentage of the English population from across the spectrum of socioeconomic classes seems to follow football. They hold one team close to their hearts. They don't start fights and they aren't racist or sexist or any other kind of -ist or -phobe. My boyfriend is one of them. I honestly believe the people who would engage in this kind of abuse are a tiny minority.
They sure are loud, though.
Rednecks are rednecks no matter where you go.
A twat by any other name, eh?
Banned from football matches at 21. Where do you really go from there?
No, no, it would be wrong to confuse teh st00pid with being an asshole. Just wrong. That poor Yankees fan obviously has a paint sniffing problem. As do his friends. Yeesh.
It's amazing what depths of insensitivity people are willing to plumb for the sake of appearing to be cool or hardcore.