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Greg Clarke resigns as Football Association chairman after remark about black players

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/54894864

I'm struggling to comprehend what was so offensive about Clarke's comments

Clarke used the word 'coloured'

Whereas Tyrone Mings uses the word 'black'

"We're not necessarily asking for the next chairman or chief to be black," Aston Villa's Mings said.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/54896395

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No matter what you say these days someone will be offended.
If he had said "players of colour" rather than "coloured players" would that have been considered okay?
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Why can we not just be colour blind?... Refer to a person by his/her nationality of birth ?... Mings for example...He is English end of.

But we all know why that would never be acceptable dont we... :rant:
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Smudge3920 wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:13 am Why can we not just be colour visually impaired?... Refer to a person by his/her nationality of birth ?... Mings for example...He is English end of.

But we all know why that would never be acceptable dont we... :rant:
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No matter what term you use someone will take offence, its a no win situation
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Strange that his words are racist... but it’s not racist for Mings to suggest a chairman be chosen based on the colour of his skin.
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I was extremely offended and highly upset by clarky's outrages non inclusive anti diversity ranting,
Inclusive positive multi cultural diversity, can only be positively encouraged in the diverse sense of a ethnicity positive way :shock:
He seems like the type of non inclusive
Who would deny a former mens NZ weight lifter who now calls him self stephanie
Competing against women weight lifters.
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I'm trying to cross a peregine falcon with a seagull
and identifying it as a racing pigeon
This will give me an advantage in channel racing
The falcon side of it will kill other birds in the race when it swoops doon at 180mph
While the seagull side of the racing pigeon will fly over water for fooking days :duno:
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liggy wrote: Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:24 am I'm trying to cross a peregine falcon with a seagull
and identifying it as a racing pigeon
This will give me an advantage in channel racing
The falcon side of it will kill other birds in the race when it swoops doon at 180mph
While the seagull side of the racing pigeon will fly over water for fooking days :duno:
Good luck with your venture mate....

And if any of the judges say the bird is not allowed or not a pidgeon, call them racist bastards and go to the press with it.........

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Good riddance
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Why didn't Mr Clarke respond with a report to have appeared in The Christian Recorder of March 1862, a publication of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, where it is presented as an "old adage" in this form: Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never break me. But names will never harm me.

Was Clarke asked to step down with a replacement already on stand by?

This seems to me to be a perceived racism and one for the accusers to silence, before people get the chance to discuss the matter and make their own minds up.

Clarke ran away at the first sign of a debate instead of holding his ground and talking, but then talking was never his strong point was it?
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liggy wrote: Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:24 am I'm trying to cross a peregine falcon with a seagull
and identifying it as a racing pigeon
This will give me an advantage in channel racing
The falcon side of it will kill other birds in the race when it swoops doon at 180mph
While the seagull side of the racing pigeon will fly over water for fooking days :duno:
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Honestly, some people! What was he thinking! Everybody knows that putting an adjective before a noun, instead of putting the descriptive word after the noun, when describing ethnicity is unacceptable and racist. How would he like it if someone had called him (and I can hardly bring myself to say it) a wh!te person instead of er um well a person of whiteness? I know if someone had called me that I wouldn’t have slept for months and would need counselling for years (at the taxpayers expense of course). It’s not good enough for him to try and meekly apologise and then resign, for such a heinous and gratuitous use of inflammatory language he should have been sacked on the spot and then burnt at the stake.

And whilst I’m on the subject all those who are advocating that “enough is enough” with regard to taking the knee, and yes I’m looking at you Les Ferdinand, ought to be ashamed of themselves. Who would not want to continue support for this worthy and august organisation? Who I’m delighted to say have applied to become a bona fide political party, based on a Marxist/anarchist ideology, advocating abolition of the nasty police and ultimately the destruction of our iniquitous western society. I mean isn’t this what we all want? Why shouldn’t the FA reflect the public’s wishes and continue bringing politics into football by insisting that all teams pay homage to BLM at the start of every football match for ever and ever?
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Brilliant byebyegeegee :lol:
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FAO Byebyegeegee!!!

One cannot condone burning folk at the stake mind

Since that carry on at Pendle

You's can get into all kinds of bother for setting people a hold these days :fire:
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Keep smudger away from matches ffs :roll:
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liggy wrote: Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:11 pm FAO Byebyegeegee!!!

One cannot condone burning folk at the stake mind

Since that carry on at Pendle

You's can get into all kinds of bother for setting people a hold these days :fire:
Ok, flogged then!
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