The net is closing in.
The Barclays Premier League is stepping into to fantasy football leagues registered on their site.
Where once was a team name with any variation of the word Yid, they are now seeing ‘CHANGE NAME.’
I only manage to catch the end of an interview on Radio 5Live this afternoon with a journalist from The Times.
The guy said he was Jewish and the whole thing was frankly, quite surreal. He too is a Chelsea fan who has been horrified by the anti Semitic abuse he has heard repeatedly at Stamford Bridge – coming from Chelsea fans.
He even stated that he had heard songs about concentration camps and hissing noises on numerous occasions. He actually believes that Spurs fans embracing this word and in the context of denoting their Soccer Tribe* is in actual fact a license for racists to behave hatefully.
He echoed the sentiment of Baddiel and believes if the Y word is outlawed, it will end racism at football grounds.
John Cross, the backward sack of offal that infests The Mirror shared his brain fart on the subject on The Sunday Supplement, saying that the Y word ought be banned even if it upset a single person. Oh that a similar approach might be taken to his special needs fiction he tries to pass off as journalism.
I appreciate that this subject has been done to death. But I really am at a loss with the complete absence of any rational thought from the ‘Baddiel’ side of the debate.
I propose a counter campaign is launched to take matters to their natural conclusion. Anyone looking ‘a bit Jewy’ will be removed from the stadium and issued with a lifetime banning order, on sight.
It is vital that racists are not provoked!