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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Man U and the FA are the culprits...


Just read these two comments to the press before you make your comments:

The “Kick out Suarez” comment piece written by R. Manogaran, which appeared in the Retrospect column in Starsport on Tuesday, stirred up strong and differing reactions from football fans. Several readers, in particular Liverpool supporters, wrote in to voice their opinions on the Suarez-Evra saga and the views presented in the column. Below are a few selected comments. 

1. · I am appalled by your support of Ferguson to kick out Suarez and embarrassing to hear that you’ve been a Liverpool supporter since early 70s. What’s your opinion when Ferguson refused to shake hands with Mourinho after the CL match against Porto? Is Suarez a disgrace that warrant a chop? What about MU with player who cheated on his pregnant wife, player who romped with 10 secret lovers including topless model and strippers and player who secretly slept with his brother’s wife for 8 years? Are those acts not a disgrace to the club. What have you to say about those players? Sack them!
Ferguson’s team thrive on scandalous players. Those players continue to be idolised by their supporters. Are you one of them? The Suarez-Evra incident has reached to such a damaged level is because of the English FA, not Liverpool or Suarez. Why on earth would the FA scrapped traditional pre-match handshake for the QPR vs Chelsea match but not doing it for the expected explosive match between MU and Liverpool? They knew it is going to be explosive, right? It is because it involved an England captain, am I wrong?
I would like to say something about “negro” and “black”. The paragraph below is extracted from wikipedia: The word “Negro” is used in the English-speaking world to refer to a person of black ancestry or appearance, whether of African descent or not. The word negro means ‘black in Spanish and Portuguese, from the Latin niger, black, probably from a Proto-Indo-European root nekw – “to be dark”, akin to nokw – “night”.
Negro superseded coloured as the most polite terminology at a time when “black” was more offensive. This usage was accepted as normal, even by people classified as Negroes, until the later Civil Rights movement in the late 1960s. One well known example is the identification by Martin Luther King Jr. of his own race as “Negro” in his famous 1963 speech I Have a Dream. The word “Negro” fell out of favour by the early 1970s in the United States after the Civil Rights movement.
However, older African Americans from the earlier period (when “Negro” was widely considered to be acceptable) initially found the term “Black” more offensive than “Negro.” Evidence for the acceptability of “Negro” is in the continued use the word by historical African-American organisations and institutions such as the United Negro College Fund. The United States Census Bureau announced that “Negro” would be included on the 2010 United States Census, alongside “Black” and “African-American” because some older Black Americans nevertheless self-identify with the term.
In India, “black” is not acceptable as in Malaysia. Negro is acceptable in Africa and in Malaysia, Asia and Uruguay too. Isn’t it better to distinguish a person by his origin rather than his colour? Perhaps Evra chose to ignore his descendant, shame on him. Or maybe the English FA like to be called “white”, what a shame.
That’s my opinion. No hard feelings. We never walk alone.
Keeping Suarez is important to show the English FA and MU that Liverpool could not be twisted and bend as they wish. Kenny is back in business and we all know he is outspoken and he speaks not for Liverpool only but for all the teams in EPL. The FA would not be easily running the EPL as they did 20 years ago with double standard and favouritism. – Mac Lim (The Star, Feb 15, 2012).


2.   I am shocked to read such comments from a professed Liverpool supporter such as R. Manogaran. What’s with the Holier Than Thou Attitude here? If it came the hypocrites and non-Liverpool fans such as Alex Ferguson and Man Utd fans, I would have understood – but from a hardcore Liverpool fan? Let he who has not sinned cast the first stone! Professional footballers are humans too.
This means they have feelings, just like us. The question is whether Suarez did actually abuse Evra racially and if he did, was it done in the heat of the moment or did he actually meant it. If I felt for a moment that I was unfairly punished while the person who put me in my position got away scot-free, would I even want to shake his hands? Manogaran talked about honour, respect, pride and dignity in football. So please tell me how will one respect another footballer who has stripped him of pride and dignity?
I wonder if someone insulted Manogaran today, he would smile at that person and shake his hands. Stop this nonsense about honour and respect in football, especially in EPL. The days of honour and respect are long gone. Now it’s all about psyching up the opposing team and players and affect their mentality so that they can’t perform well. I, for one, salute Kenny Dalglish for not abandoning one of his own. Shame on you, R. Manogaran! Maybe you should be spending your time barking at Alex Ferguson and pressure him to sell off Rooney instead for displaying excessive violence on the football field. – Richie Nga (The Star, Feb 15, 2012).


Now, you can make your comments rationally....


**To me, there is always double standards in the EPL... 
Have a nice day...

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