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Kick Danny Rose out of football

Serbia FA: "Danny Rose, behaved in inappropriate, unsportsmanlike and vulgar manner towards the supporters"

No matter how many times I read the above statement, I still laugh. How dare Danny Rose be racially abused whilst playing for his country. The kid needs to white up for next time. Maybe then we won't hear any monkey chanting coming from the stands. I know we have our own problems in England with discrimination but the days of bananas being thrown onto the pitch are long gone. That's not to say some elements of racism are more acceptable. Well, unless you throw up the context argument as a defence.

The main crux is that all examples are not brutally dealt with by the authorities. The underlying caveat to it is that this is a social/cultural issue that seems to manifest itself more so at football matches, almost like the stands are indicative of exaggerating a nations ugly side. So why is it acceptable in the minds of the guilty to behave like that? Mob culture? Less likely to be punished than perhaps behaving in the same manner when walking the street? Comes back down to the authorities simply dealing with it by dishing out one punishment rather than checking the wall chart and fining the country/club based on how 'bad' it all was.

The other laughable incident was the actual red card Rose was given for petulance. Because how dare he react to racist chanting. He was quite restrained in his reaction. Yet no further red cards dished out for all the aggression that played out with punches and pushing shared amongst the players and coaches.

Our FA have complained.

“No football team should be asked to play in any environment where racial abuse, violence and threatening behaviour is prevalent. We must question the validity of sending a team to Serbia in the
future. We look forward to UEFA dealing with last night’s events as a matter of urgency.”

And UEFA have grown balls (the size of grapes currently, hopefully to grow to the size of grape fruits).

"Regarding alleged racist chanting, UEFA will instigate proceedings against (Serbia) over the misconduct of their supporters. Proceedings will also be instigated against (Serbia) for the improper conduct of the Serbia players at the end of the game. UEFA will also commence proceedings against the FA for the improper conduct of the England players at the end of the match"

Fining is not an acceptable conclusion to this. Although pretty much nothing can be done to alter the way some people think, football itself can take a handle on how these same people are dealt with at football stadia. Let them play in empty stadiums for five years. Or ban them from the next three major competitions.

Enough with the slapped wrists. Break a f***ing arm.



Lazio fined £32k for monkey chants. Ashley Cole fined £90k for a naughty tweet.

John Terry banned 4 games. Joey Barton banned 12 games for handbags.

Football is broken.


Reader Comments (14)

Cannot agree more , all a big joke

Oct 19, 2012 at 10:04 AM | Unregistered CommenterYiddes

The final "stats" show the biggest problem. In reality it seems The FA for once are being strong on things like this. Terry also got something like a £250k fine which is a lot of money no matter who you are. He should've got more than Barton of course as should Suarez but that's a little fuck up on their part. It's UEFA and FIFA who don't actually give a shit and the reason? Because most of them don't see it as a problem, but they have to be seen as doing something so they give little fines to keep the annoying PC brigade that is the British press/FA/fans off their backs. Want to see how the Lazio fine worked? Pop along to the return leg in Rome and listen to what will undoubtedly be more of the same towards the black players in the Spurs team.

Oct 19, 2012 at 10:12 AM | Unregistered Commenterdrwinston001

@drwinston001 £250k isn't a big fine if you're earning £150+ a week in wages, and probably half that on top in endorsements.

Oct 19, 2012 at 10:31 AM | Unregistered CommenterPaul

Whatever happened to:"sticks and stones"?
If I had reacted to all the verbal abuse that i have copped in my life i would be dead 10x over, or worse
and i lived in central Africa for years.
Try reacting to verbal abuse in a ghetto and see how far you get and how much the law protects you.

Why is calling someone a "black ****" racist yet calling someone a "white ****" nonracist?

Rose should not have been abused, agreed. But reacting to it is plain stupid as it only encourages the fools.

Oct 19, 2012 at 10:45 AM | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

I hope the FA aren't expecting UEFA to have more balls than they have themselves. If they think that anything less than half a season (19 games) is punishment enough for what Terry said to, and the manner he said it to Anton Ferdinand then , hell roast them. Until they 'get real' about the seriousness of racial behaviour and punish it accordingly and the British Courts stop 'mamby pambying' to offenders, we deserve all we get and all this 'shock horror' when the likes of Serbia jump on the bandwagon is just window dressing. Terry deserved to be nailed to the cross , instead he got off 'scott free'.

Oct 19, 2012 at 10:59 AM | Unregistered Commentercookiebun

Sparkling piece of logic from you there Michelle. The best way to combat racism is to just take it. You would have been a real hit with the civil rights movement.

Oct 19, 2012 at 11:00 AM | Unregistered CommenterRoyspurs

Oh Michelle. Do shut up. Who said calling someone a "white ****" wasn't racist??!?!?!?!? No-one you utter imbecile. We're all brought up with "Sticks and Stones", but so what. If you, in your daily job, had to put up with verbal abuse, I would defend your right to complain as vehemently as Danny Rose. Are you honestly going to tell me, there have been no occasions in your adult life where you didn't respond to verbal goading or abuse? If your answer to that is an honest No then we should all bow down as you're a fcuking saint... Either that or pity you for not having the intellect to come up with a riposte.

Oct 19, 2012 at 11:17 AM | Unregistered Commenterpsiber

Uefa act tough?? They don't give a toss.

Last year Porto was fined 15,000 euros for racial abuse of Balotelli by that clubs fans. In the return game City were fined 16,500 for being one minute late back on the pitch after half time. Message there ? - racism's a bit naughty, but we can't upset the broadcasters by risking their schedules.

Oct 19, 2012 at 11:26 AM | Unregistered Commenterrh

I am glad to read today that senior management at Chelsea have told Terry that he will be sold if he is found guilty of racism again..

I am all for a bit of banter on the football fields and in the stadium... But I can't think of another line of work where you wouldn't be sacked outright if you were to make racist comments while representing your company...

Fans would be banned if found guilty... Players should be too..

Oct 19, 2012 at 11:51 AM | Unregistered CommenterMatt

If I displayed racist, homophobic, sexist or disablist behaviour at work, I like most would expect to be sacked on the spot.
Therefore, although I may or may not harbour all or any of those prejudices, I know not to make them public.
Why are a great number of modern footballers such arseholes? Because they know they can be.
FIFA should introduce a ruling that any player found to be displaying such behaviour should be sacked and banned for life.
Then their employer - the club - could sue the player for stripping their assets.
The threat of this would encourage the clubs to eduacte their players in such matters and make the players themselves think very hard about their actions.
In a world where barbaric racist mass slaughter is referred to in such wholesome sounding terms as `ethnic cleansing`, it seems that it`s not just football that is broken.

Oct 19, 2012 at 12:48 PM | Unregistered Commentermoe

Ditch tv coverage of these youth internationals and severe bans should be enforced for proven serious offences that incite the public .

Oct 19, 2012 at 1:19 PM | Unregistered Commenterthenm

I would be fully behind our team if they walked off the pitch aganst Lazio, If a single player received racist abuse. Someone has to stand a stand, and I would be very proud for it to be Spurs.

Oct 19, 2012 at 1:38 PM | Unregistered CommenterMo

Please try to think before you post and avoid the automatic PC hotline.

Rose has a reputation as a hothead and not just about race.
I saw no future for him at WHL last season as his self control was lacking
and the Serbs really "got to him". A player responding to taunts of any nature
during a match is just looking for trouble irrespective of their nature. That is
the standard Euro way of making someone give himself a red.

I heard that O'Neill sees his temperament as a problem and he (O'Neill) has
pointed this out to rose and I thought that Rose had settled down but this has
not helped his WHL future and you can quote PC rubbish and insult me as much
as you like as it only describes you.

I am sure all of you who flakked me take no crap from anyone....yeah!!!
Dream on!!

Must be fun being superman and handling every situation with action.

Oct 19, 2012 at 1:48 PM | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

As for those who is not there we can't tell if their was any racist chanting but since half of the england team is african english why is only danny rose being the target??? please ask yourself why didn't the serbian fans target his team mate???

Oct 19, 2012 at 5:51 PM | Unregistered Commenterred33

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