If I were to base my enjoyment of anything on the behaviour of the fans of that thing there wouldn’t be a whole lot left for me to enjoy, starting with fans of “being alive”.The way the England fans boo national anthems, cause havoc in the streets, try breaking into the stadium, shine lasers into goal keepers eyes and say racist stuff towards players is a great example why I've always hated football.
Exactly because it’s about time we had some luck
I agree - Jack Grealish should of came on in the second half straight away really and Rashford & Sancho coming on with about 2 mins left of extra time and they hardly kicked the ball was mad - imo Rashford should of came on earlier & though a lifelong Man Utd fan & yes Sancho hasn’t played for them yet but I’m not a great fan and he’s not worth £80m plusFurious with Southgates management this game. He wanted to sit back and defend for 80 mins, brings on Henderson when you need a goal, let’s Mount who did jack **** all tournament play the full 90 and then let’s a 19 yr old take the 5th penalty?? Where were the senior players stepping up? Where was Sterling and Grealish? Making two subs specifically for pens for both of them to miss as well?
I really feel for Pickford too. Saving two penalties and it still not being enough.
England and penalties are just not compatible.
I think the best thing people can do (and are overwhelmingly doing) is to counter that abuse with positive and supportive statements. The social media platforms have the power to ban users, and hate crime laws (while I might not personally agree with them where they only involve use of language) already exist as a means of redress for anyone who is being abused.But...the racist crap which unfortunately was expected has no lace in our society
This right wing government led by an upper class old Etonian snob are not going to do anything about banning racist trolls etc on social networks
- if they are serious about it they would of taken action last year
Trouble is that like all subjects whatever it is - racism unfortunately is here to stay & it’s been around as everybody knows for hundreds of yearsI think the best thing people can do (and are overwhelmingly doing) is to counter that abuse with positive and supportive statements. The social media platforms have the power to ban users, and hate crime laws (while I might not personally agree with them where they only involve use of language) already exist as a means of redress for anyone who is being abused.
I am noticing the steady flow of articles in the press about how awful this is with a definite undercurrent of “something must be done, restrict people’s freedom of expression further please, government” and given that’s something the government have already made clear they’d love to do, it’s the last thing I want to see happen. Personally, I think it’s better knowing who the racists are than forcing them into silence and underground but it depends what people value more - The opportunity to confront and perhaps change the minds of people with opposing views, or for them to just be silenced so no-one has to see it or feel bad, but for their views to go unchallenged once they, as Boris put it “crawl back under their rock”. Hidden, yes. But also safe from criticism. Better to have these discussions in the open where it can be made clear that plenty of people disagree and are willing to stand up to them than allowing these views to fester in the dark, where resentment that they are being persecuted and the likelihood of them simply doubling down can only grow.
The best part of football(besides the game) is the banter between fans of different teams. It was kinda funny seeing Chelsea fans singing about how 'great'(gag) their team is after the game(which they won) and having Leicester fans say some er, 'nice' things back. Nothing too bad but its just the kind of banter stuff you see in the game. Good spirits all around as they went back to the train station.The way the England fans boo national anthems, cause havoc in the streets, try breaking into the stadium, shine lasers into goal keepers eyes and say racist stuff towards players is a great example why I've always hated football.
Not much has changed over the ???~odd years it seems... total lack of sportsmanship
I'll still support Chelsea FCW as it was fun watching the WSL