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UEFA show bias again

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:47 am
by uspompeyfan
https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/45274881

Now frankly I don't care what lifestyle anyone leads - I may not agree with it, but it doesn't affect me or my family, so it doesn't affect me. What I get annoyed about is why should he be rewarded for wearing an armband? he made a point, and that should be that.

England get punished for wearing poppies to commemorate heroes who gave their lives, while this guy gets praised for showing off his lifestyle. there doesn't seem to be consistency.

Re: UEFA show bias again

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:29 am
by ... and chips
Lifestyle?

Re: UEFA show bias again

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:26 pm
by uspompeyfan
... and chips wrote:Lifestyle?
The rainbow is synonymous with the LGBT (I think they've added extra letters now) lifestyle and they refer to the way they live in that ilk.

Re: UEFA show bias again

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:36 pm
by Portchesterblue1
I am not sure he is am actual memeber if the lgbt community, he just the armband lol

Re: UEFA show bias again

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:33 pm
by Mickemo
UEFA & FIFA are a bunch of cxxx's i tell ya

Re: UEFA show bias again

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:56 pm
by Earl Grey
uspompeyfan wrote:https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/45274881

Now frankly I don't care what lifestyle anyone leads - I may not agree with it, but it doesn't affect me or my family, so it doesn't affect me. What I get annoyed about is why should he be rewarded for wearing an armband? he made a point, and that should be that.

England get punished for wearing poppies to commemorate heroes who gave their lives, while this guy gets praised for showing off his lifestyle. there doesn't seem to be consistency.
Totally agree that there seems to be a double standard there if they endorsed his wearing of a non-kit related armband and yet punished England.....but I can't recall what upset them about England's armband.
As Mickemo says they're all a bunch of cxxts anyway.

Re: UEFA show bias again

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:40 pm
by ... and chips
uspompeyfan wrote:
... and chips wrote:Lifestyle?
The rainbow is synonymous with the LGBT (I think they've added extra letters now) lifestyle and they refer to the way they live in that ilk.
Being gay isn't a lifestyle.

Re: UEFA show bias again

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:49 pm
by Number 1 Jasper
... and chips wrote:
uspompeyfan wrote:
... and chips wrote:Lifestyle?
The rainbow is synonymous with the LGBT (I think they've added extra letters now) lifestyle and they refer to the way they live in that ilk.
Being gay isn't a lifestyle.

I agree .

It could be a pain though .

Re: UEFA show bias again

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:24 pm
by RichardHoldaway
uspompeyfan wrote:
... and chips wrote:Lifestyle?
The rainbow is synonymous with the LGBT (I think they've added extra letters now) lifestyle and they refer to the way they live in that ilk.
Hi. I did e-mail earlier, but a question, is there a Pompey Fan Club in Arizona? I'm a Pompey season ticket holder living in Oxfordshire, but half the year I'm a 100 miles north of you in Prescott AZ!

Re: UEFA show bias again

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:30 am
by Milkins
... and chips wrote:
uspompeyfan wrote:
... and chips wrote:Lifestyle?
The rainbow is synonymous with the LGBT (I think they've added extra letters now) lifestyle and they refer to the way they live in that ilk.
Being gay isn't a lifestyle.
Neither is being killed in a war you were forced to fight in.

Freedom of speech is becoming moribund.

WRT football, just a sponsor's name will do. No need to make statements when playing sport. Just play the f**kin' game.

I couldn't give a flying turd what someone does or doesn't believe in - just stop bleating about it and don't expect me to always sit on my hands if I don't agree.

We're all the poorer for political correctness.

Re: UEFA show bias again

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:50 am
by Sam_Brown
I think the logical stance to take on this should be complaining why were England punished in the first place rather than wanting genuine attempts to promote diversity removed from the game.

Re: UEFA show bias again

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:10 pm
by The Cincinnati Kid
Milkins wrote:
... and chips wrote:
uspompeyfan wrote:
... and chips wrote:Lifestyle?
The rainbow is synonymous with the LGBT (I think they've added extra letters now) lifestyle and they refer to the way they live in that ilk.
Being gay isn't a lifestyle.
Neither is being killed in a war you were forced to fight in.

Freedom of speech is becoming moribund.

WRT football, just a sponsor's name will do. No need to make statements when playing sport. Just play the f**kin' game.

I couldn't give a flying turd what someone does or doesn't believe in - just stop bleating about it and don't expect me to always sit on my hands if I don't agree.

We're all the poorer for political correctness.
Quite right Milkins. This is somewhat similar to the current issue in the NFL re certain players protesting at the national anthem. Doesn't matter what I think of yer issue.....stand for the anthem, play the damn game and go protest on yer own time. The rest of us don't get to engage in political protest / commentary / promotion at work. As for England's poppies....don't agree with the decision but I can live with it if the rule on kit is applied consistently. It's pretty simple.....kit plus sponsor....end of.

Re: UEFA show bias again

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:20 pm
by uspompeyfan
The Cincinnati Kid wrote:
Milkins wrote:
... and chips wrote:
uspompeyfan wrote:
... and chips wrote:Lifestyle?
The rainbow is synonymous with the LGBT (I think they've added extra letters now) lifestyle and they refer to the way they live in that ilk.
Being gay isn't a lifestyle.
Neither is being killed in a war you were forced to fight in.

Freedom of speech is becoming moribund.

WRT football, just a sponsor's name will do. No need to make statements when playing sport. Just play the f**kin' game.

I couldn't give a flying turd what someone does or doesn't believe in - just stop bleating about it and don't expect me to always sit on my hands if I don't agree.

We're all the poorer for political correctness.
Quite right Milkins. This is somewhat similar to the current issue in the NFL re certain players protesting at the national anthem. Doesn't matter what I think of yer issue.....stand for the anthem, play the damn game and go protest on yer own time. The rest of us don't get to engage in political protest / commentary / promotion at work. As for England's poppies....don't agree with the decision but I can live with it if the rule on kit is applied consistently. It's pretty simple.....kit plus sponsor....end of.
+1

Re: UEFA show bias again

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:52 pm
by Woodywing
I’ve been s reader here for a long long time but rarely post as I am not a regular match tier, indeed with hobbies, family and the fact olive miles away I’m a very rare attendee. As such I don’t feel unable to comment on Pompey related topics. On this particular topic though I can’t help but think talk of bias is a little overstated. The guy wore a rainbow coloured captains armband. I don’t believe there is anything stipulating the colour ofcaotains armbands, sothis us a bit different to the England poppy debate which was about armbands for all players.

Re: UEFA show bias again

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:01 am
by uspompeyfan
Woodywing wrote:I’ve been s reader here for a long long time but rarely post as I am not a regular match tier, indeed with hobbies, family and the fact olive miles away I’m a very rare attendee. As such I don’t feel unable to comment on Pompey related topics. On this particular topic though I can’t help but think talk of bias is a little overstated. The guy wore a rainbow coloured captains armband. I don’t believe there is anything stipulating the colour ofcaotains armbands, sothis us a bit different to the England poppy debate which was about armbands for all players.
The point isn't that he wore it, I don't think anyone cares what color it is....but UEFA giving him an award for wearing it is a bit much.