19 January, 2012
The oozlum bird...
Papiss Demba Cissé.
The offending tweet has been taken down and I have been unable to find a screenshot. The precise wording used has not, as far as I know, been publicized. But the gist, apparently, was that the writer felt there were now too many Black players in the Newcastle squad. Presumably this opinion was expressed in fairly direct terms, but I see nothing wrong with it being expressed.
There's certainly an argument to be had about the identity conflict between football teams being anchored to a particular geographical location and the increasing tendency in the premiership to treat the club as a globalized business and to hire from the entire world. It would be interesting to know whether the now trivially criminalized tweeter has issues with Sammy Ameobi playing for Newcastle as well, or just with Cissé as a "proper foreigner".
Personally I think there are too many Diane Abbotts in the Commons. Go on then, arrest me.
Good this, innit.
'Personally I think there are too many Diane Abbotts in the Commons.'
Surely you meant "one too many" and "in the World" there ?