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Subj: In reply to your post UK..
Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 at 05:31:55 pm EST (Viewed 98 times)
Reply Subj: Unlike Xavier I still have most of my hair! ;-)
Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 at 11:18:41 am EST (Viewed 2 times)

Hello UK..

I won't go too much into your post but I can understand where you are coming from.

Whether you know or not I'm black, so racism has always been a part of my life. I've experienced it first-hand on a regular basis.

However, that has never stopped me from judging a person for who they are not what they are. I don't care whether you are black, green, white pink or whatever. So long as you are a good person, open-minded and have a huge heart then that's fine in my book.

Now, as far as Suarez is concerned I think it has been blown out of proportion a little by the media but the thing is UK, is that you would never be able to understand what kind of effect those type of words do to black people. It's an imprint in the brain that sets off that emotion which makes black people act that way. It's just genetic and it really comes off as derogoraty.

I also don't think it was in the " heat of the moment " because if Suarez is used to calling black people that name in his own country. With that being the case then surely it's premeditated and not a heat of the moment comment.

The ends doesn't justify the means.

Other than that I agree with most of the other things you said. Evra has now opened a big can of worms.

Inclosing, it does make me laugh when people get offended if someone calls a black man a black man. Because if someone calls me that I'll just say " yeah..I'm black "

I do think all the PC bullshit has gone too far, I'm not saying you should insult anyone from any walk of life but if you're black, you're black, and should be proud of it. Same with any other colour you are.

Happy New Year to you too and you'll lose to the Toon tomorrow night.

Not that we are doing any good. We'll probably draw with Villa and lose to Wolves on Monday.

Oh yeah..then there's the case of John Terry............hhhmmmm..:-)

and Thor is number one...keeping the topic on topic \:\-\)

    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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