Nasty Songs? Just Banter, Get Over It…

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Good morning.

The tiresome issue of Club Statements dominates and perhaps the Inter Lull is a useful opportunity for some of us to pull the car over switch the engine off, take a deep breath and have a bloody good long hard look at ourselves. Arsenal fans who for who knows how long suffered abuse actually matched and perhaps even outshone Tottenham cavemen with their own hate  songs on Sunday.

As I’ve mentioned previously, even for those with no moral center be they Arsenal or Spurs – no value system worth speaking of – the fact that both clubs have seen fit to issue a statement condemning those with a lust for bullying – and face facts, that’s essentially what this is -that the jig is well and truly up.

I actually think this blog is well past the point of ‘arguing the case’ against the minority of bigots hiding behind the ‘it’s banter/just a laugh’ defense. The notion that somehow buying a ticket to a football match gives one a passport to bully using race, or inferences of homophobia or suggest child abuse is a deluded one.

Yes, banter is good. The sharper, the nastier the better in my book. But sing about child molestation in a supposedly humourous way? Have any of you choirboys got children? Are you allowed near children?

I don’t ’embrace’ the whole politically correct gig. But this garbage needs knocking on the head now. I don’t even understand how it’s still in existence. 



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  • Fletch says:

    ooh Am I first

  • Kluffah Yid says:

    I say ban the singing, ban the crowds.

    They only throw coins/abuse racially/eat shit food. Give me a 80% stream with Russian commentary any day.

    • Harry Hotspur says:

      Crowds out :daumen: all they do is obstruct my view, make getting to bar/jacks difficult, fail to laugh at my brilliant jokes etc :-D

  • Kash says:

    Supporters just want to hurt / annoy they opposite fans. Any topic is fair game. EG Man Utd with the Munich song. Its not clever but it does the job. Some fans do it to their own players. Like Ji Sung Park eating dog because he is Korean. There is no sensitivity in football grounds.

    • nipper says:

      yes Kash, but there’s clever/funny ways of doing it or caveman pure abuse way of doing it. I go with the former……..

  • Paul says:

    H, as usual, you’re spot on. Living in Sheffield I get to about 10 away games a season (where our fans are more vocal)and to be honest, the ‘Campbell’ chant sickens me. ‘Just a bit of banter’ is not justification or even an excuse. I also wonder, what do the knuckle-dragger supporters of any team consider as off-limits as ‘banter’?
    We support a class team, can’t we be class supporters?

  • Fletch says:

    I agree with you mate. Banter is good but there are lines that should not be crossed. The Wenger/paedophile one I will never sing. Anything about people dying, I will not sing (Munich, Matthew Harding etc.)

    A ‘friend’ on Facebook came out with the line “Fuck off back to Auschwitz you Yid scum” on Sunday evening. For this he was universally condemned. His reply, “I guess none of you get the Arsenal Spurs banter then”. Wrong!!

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