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White, male, entitled violence

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24 hours after a fan assaulted Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish, the English criminal justice system was able to arrest, charge, try and jail the 27-year-old assailant.  No politicians, football administrators, or clubs were involved.  Nor was alcohol, the perennial bogeyman.  Days were not spent discussing Strict Liability.  Only the police and courts were required.

We know lots about the perpetrators.  There are many women at football now, but these people are always male.  There are many people of colour at games, but not among the offenders, this is a white crime. And, they feel entitled to be violent by throwing coins, bottles or punches.

West Midlands Police and the Birmingham Magistrate’s Court have shown us how to react.  Their action will not end what currently ails football, but it is appropriate.  The politicians can ponder at their leisure why an underclass of white males erroneously feel entitled to carry out violent acts, on our streets as well as our stadiums.

Calling this a football problem, when it is obviously societal, will not wash.  It is not new either, violence like this has come and gone in waves for generations.

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  1. itscalledthemalvinas on

    Get the beers back out of the fridge. Highlights are on the new BBC channel at 11pm

  2. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    Hot Smoked,

     

    Was thinking the ABC argument too but throwing Celtic some dodgy decisions supports the myth of old firm bias and ones as bad as the other.

  3. glendalystonsils on

    ‘Steven Gerrard is delighted that his Rangers side can now concentrate on overhauling Celtic in the title race

     

     

    now that his team does not have the distraction of minor competitions…’

     

     

     

    Daily Record

  4. Am i the only 1 slightly disappointed

     

     

    3 spankings in 3 weeks would have sent them off thier head.

  5. Canamalar

     

    I take your point but if the game is refereeed fairly, it will feel like we are getting decisions !

     

    JJ

  6. That clip from the 85th/86th minute

     

    The £20m player tried to do the Sheep defender with his shoulder

     

    Straight Red if any other player

     

    Needs highlighting to Compliance officer

  7. Comments earlier saying the Dons wll miss Shinnie in the semi-final. Why won`t he be playing?

     

     

    JJ

  8. Apologies for the ‘Sony takeover’. Pressing F5 will help on some occasions, a permanent fix on the way.

     

     

    Nice wee night, generally.

  9. Scott McKenna was immense tonight.

     

     

    For anybody interested you can see him @ 23.00hrs tonight on the new BBC Scotland channel.

  10. glendalystonsils on

    HOT SMOKED on 12TH MARCH 2019 10:08 PM

     

     

    Somebody posted earlier that Shinnie’s booking takes him over the threshold and he will miss the semi?

  11. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    HS,

     

    I’m assuming he has one too many bookings, though I don’t know for sure, it was suggested.

  12. i'vehadtochangemymind on

    The significance of that is going to take a while to sink in- they’ve thrown the kitchen sink at a trophy this season ! There’s a long way to go in the the league with a ‘new’ manager in; one loss and it’ll give them hope and we could be scared into slow midfield play and giving others momentum- for now though………

  13. glendalystonsils on

    GREENPINATA on 12TH MARCH 2019 10:10 PM

     

    Scott McKenna was immense tonight.

     

     

    Worth opening the biscuit tin for?

  14. An actual Daily Record comment oohahhaoo

     

     

    What now for Rangers?

     

     

    Rangers look bereft of ideas here – this has been a sobering night for them.

     

     

    Finishing the season without a trophy is a very real possibility now.

  15. Could someone at CQN PLEASE sort out the advertising on the site. It’s actually impossible to see any of the content thanks to the clickbait adverts. Utter shite user experience these days. And that’s before I’ve read the comments…

  16. GreeninbingleyinOslo on

    Wonderful fun! Somebody went to Ibrox and didn’t listen to the hype.

     

     

    Nae-clothes emperor exposed! “Morelosbookedfordiving” becomes an actual word!

     

     

    Ah, that was a laugh.

     

     

    Now for even more, when they go down the financial black hole.

     

     

    Schhhhhhhbup.

     

     

    That’s the sound it will make.

  17. GLENDALYSTONSILS on 12TH MARCH 2019 10:12 PM

     

     

    Definitely .I think the biscuit tin will need to be quite large.

     

     

    HH.

  18. glendalystonsils on

    I’VEHADTOCHANGEMYMIND on 12TH MARCH 2019 10:12 PM

     

     

    Make no mistake…..that was a huge blow to them tonight. They are more likely to drop points than ever and their season could implode.

     

    Especially if the man manager supremo that is Steevee slags the players off in his usual manner.

  19. Hate tae say it but mibbees they drapped 2 points on Saturday were worth it if it meant giving the sheep a bit more confidence. Also those 3 points the templars got last night in Paisley mean they’re only a point and one goal behind the ba ba bas. so all tae play for on Saturday as well as revenge for being cheated out of an SC quarter final.

  20. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    Remember when BR was rumored to want McKenna and the shite spouted on here.

  21. Niall McGinn scores after a misplaced pass from a Hun defender put him clear on edge of box.

     

    I can relax now knowing the next goal won’t come until the second half.