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Subj: Unlike Xavier I still have most of my hair! ;-)
Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 at 11:18:41 am EST (Viewed 2 times)
Reply Subj: thanks UK.. I guess you're a mutant like Xavier...:-)
Posted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 at 04:42:47 pm EST (Viewed 114 times)

Hello again adey mate! \:\-\)

    ... but you'll have to wait and see...

Best wishes to you and the family.

    I can't remember who you support ( Man U or Liverpool ) but what do you think about all the recent controversy ??

I support Liverpool. Its skurgesaxe that supports Man United.

I think Suarez should have just apologized at the start and let that be the end of it.

In the heat of the moment people can say anything to anyone. If we had an argument in a bar after you spilt a drink over me and I said "I'll ****ing kill you!" Even if I was angry at the time and said the words with venom, that doesn't mean I'd actually try to, or even want to kill you. It just means I was angry and those words came out on the spur of the moment as a defense mechanism/vent of frustration.

The second argument for the defense is that in Suarez' continent, the term he used isn't offensive and in fact in many ways its a term of endearment. Of course thats not how it works here and ignorance is no defense, but I think in cases of spur of the moment verbal abuse you have to put things into context.

Thirdly, I also think that Patrice Evra shouldn't have made a case out of it because its setting a very dangerous precedent. Also I doubt this is the first time the player has ever been abused in such a manner on the pitch, so why make such a fuss about it now? It really seems like gamesmanship that has turned into a media witchhunt.

Lastly, its disturbing to hear that the same term used by Suarez is used by South American players like Hernandez and Fabio when calling to Patrice Evra in training. Of course this is all swept under the carpet so as to best villify the Liverpool player.

Ultimately, I think this is a case of faux-racism that has been blown out of all proportion by the media. I'm all in favour of eradicating racism everywhere, but real racism. Real racism is fear and hatred that begets violence. Calling a black person "black" isn't racism for me and thats all that happened in this case.

    take care

Have a great New Year my friend.

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