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Davey Langan
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Left foot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 May 2020 at 10:21am

Know anything about this kid? Certainly has commendable attitude.

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That's a tough read. Telling someone who was born in ireland to go back to their own country....
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A common refrain from the foam-flecked Brexiteers across the water who have revived the spirit of Enoch Powell but you don't expect that sort of crap to be prevalent in Ireland. That said, I recall reading an interview with Leon Best ( remember him ? ) in which he complained bitterly about being subjected to racism when growing up in Ireland. I suppose the difference would be that he wouldn't have been shy about slapping manners into gobsh*tes.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote pre Madonna Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 May 2020 at 11:11am
Originally posted by Green Cockade Green Cockade wrote:

A common refrain from the foam-flecked Brexiteers across the water who have revived the spirit of Enoch Powell but you don't expect that sort of crap to be prevalent in Ireland. That said, I recall reading an interview with Leon Best ( remember him ? ) in which he complained bitterly about being subjected to racism when growing up in Ireland. I suppose the difference would be that he wouldn't have been shy about slapping manners into gobsh*tes.
Really? My experience is that racism, particularly casual racism, but often up to this level, is incredibly common in Ireland and certainly amongst the older generations. Racism in England tends to be, with the exception of the lunatic fringe who have become emboldened by certain political events, institutional rather than of this sort. We don't tend to have institutional racism as it was never necessary, although we have certainly played our part in it abroad. I think as a colonised nation ourselves we seem to think we have always been the victim; that's far from the case.
Over here it is far less likely a young lad would get any comment at all at a football club. It certainly wouldn't be as blunt. To paraphrase Stewart Lee on the changes in how racism is expressed over here; if political correctness has done anything for us, it has made the racism of the Tory party less overt.

Greed has won, big finance has won. Whatever small role elite clubs still play in the local communities from which they grew is dwarfed now by their position as global brands.
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If you have any doubts on the subject, just mention something a traveller may or may not have done to any Irish person.
Greed has won, big finance has won. Whatever small role elite clubs still play in the local communities from which they grew is dwarfed now by their position as global brands.
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Originally posted by Green Cockade Green Cockade wrote:

A common refrain from the foam-flecked Brexiteers across the water who have revived the spirit of Enoch Powell but you don't expect that sort of crap to be prevalent in Ireland. That said, I recall reading an interview with Leon Best ( remember him ? ) in which he complained bitterly about being subjected to racism when growing up in Ireland. I suppose the difference would be that he wouldn't have been shy about slapping manners into gobsh*tes.

Agree with some of that Green but I think Leo's approach to the racism he has faced is far more mature than the logic of trying to beat sense into people who clearly have none.

I cant imagine a racist has ever been beaten up and summarised that he was in the wrong and should change his behaviour.
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Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

If you have any doubts on the subject, just mention something a traveller may or may not have done to any Irish person.


or Dubs....
     
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Originally posted by horsebox horsebox wrote:

Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

If you have any doubts on the subject, just mention something a traveller may or may not have done to any Irish person.


or Dubs....
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Danny Devine and Ryan Scully released by Dunfermline.
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David McMillan released by St. Johnstone.
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