Maro joins the racism debate
Posted by: Rupes (IP Logged)
Date: 04 July, 2019 10:27

BBC article

To me, a slightly odd way of looking at it. I'm fascinated to know as someone who watches Barnet and Saracens fairly regularly, plus I'm a member at Arsenal, exactly where I'd fall into this.

Guessing this wasn't PR-approved by the club or the RFU...

Re: Maro joins the racism debate
Posted by: Trev's Big Tackle (IP Logged)
Date: 04 July, 2019 12:08

I don't agree with Maro completely about the education thing. But it plays a factor, or has historically, in how the different games are supported.

Someone once said to me that the difference between football and rugby supporters is that rugby supporters want our team to win, and football supporters want your team to lose.

That leads to the antagonistic atmosphere you see in football stadiums. Jeering opponent players. Chants and songs targeted at specific opposition players. The jeering leads to booing. The booing leads to swearing. The swearing leads to general insults (you f'ing w****r). The general insults lead to personal insults. And the personal insults leads to racist or homophobic abuse. All very sad and completely out of order.

But well educated people can be racist too (they just use different language - e.g. "piccaninnies"), especially in an atmosphere where that seems "fun" and it builds a camaraderie with your fellow racists supporters.

Re: Maro joins the racism debate
Posted by: JO'G (IP Logged)
Date: 04 July, 2019 12:27

speaking of which my office is being subjected to the Tommy Robinson bandwaggon show

I'm reminded of the Jam 'they smelt of pubs, and wormwood scrubs and too many right-wing meetings'

Re: Maro joins the racism debate
Posted by: boomer! (IP Logged)
Date: 04 July, 2019 17:40

Is, quote:

"I think rugby fans - and people in rugby - are a little bit more educated than those in football."

The same as, quote:
"....because of a lack of education"

Re: Maro joins the racism debate
Posted by: Coughie (IP Logged)
Date: 04 July, 2019 20:53

Sorry Rupes, Arsenal have always had middle class tosspots as supporters, particularly after the season ticket prices went up considerably and also after Nick Hornby’s book was published....



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Re: Maro joins the racism debate
Posted by: Rupes (IP Logged)
Date: 05 July, 2019 10:11

(Sm152) LOL

Never accuse Arsenal fans of being middle class - I mean, have you seen the price of those chicken balti pies?!

Re: Maro joins the racism debate
Posted by: TonyTaff (IP Logged)
Date: 05 July, 2019 12:54

I am glad that neither the club nor the RFU have censored the interview and article...

He'll probably be suspended for the World Cup, now (Sm22)



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Re: Maro joins the racism debate
Posted by: JO'G (IP Logged)
Date: 05 July, 2019 15:07

I'm sure Arsenal and Fulham fans are comfortably middle class. however they are balance by those of West Ham, Leyton Orient and Millwall

Re: Maro joins the racism debate
Posted by: Ricardo121 (IP Logged)
Date: 05 July, 2019 15:13

Hold on, I'm still enjoying ragging my colleagues who support another team, reminding them that we're the true 'blue collar fans' in the Prem.


(and that's a discussion on here from a looong time ago!) smiling smiley

Re: Maro joins the racism debate
Posted by: tpr's headmistress (IP Logged)
Date: 06 July, 2019 23:50

Maro was looking very dapper at Wimbledon today.(Sm125)

Re: Maro joins the racism debate
Posted by: TonyTaff (IP Logged)
Date: 07 July, 2019 16:43

Quote:
Ricardo121
Hold on, I'm still enjoying ragging my colleagues who support another team, reminding them that we're the true 'blue collar fans' in the Prem.

(and that's a discussion on here from a looong time ago!) smiling smiley

Tee Hee. I enjoyed myself in a Corporate Box at the Stoop. The executive who had invited me was delayed; I laid the blue-collar shtick on with a trowel, while my glass was being topped up by a Harlequins executive. We won that evening.

The executive was one Tony Diprose. I had never heard of him ... Not!



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