In a recent interview former England goalkeeper David James said the following:
“I struggle with the racist issue in football because I don’t see it, and that’s not because I’ve got my head in the sand. In the earlier days, yes, but the game’s changed. There are some wonderful organisations out there which have helped football become a much more enjoyable game for everyone.
“Stuff in the crowd being aimed at players – that’s gone, or pretty much gone. I don’t hear it any more. With regards to the playing side of things, I don’t look at myself as any different from the guy who gets changed next to me, and I’m not going to fly anyone’s flag in order to join some ‘gang’, which doesn’t need to be joined.
“If you want to go on a coaching course to become a manager then give yourself a chance. If you don’t want to go, and moan about not getting jobs, well, probably because you haven’t been on the course is the reason why you haven’t got a job.
“I don’t think it’s a racist issue. I just think it’s a case that the numbers aren’t there. A bit like the goalie situation. Not many goalies go on the course, so, therefore, you’re not going to have many goalies make it.”
I thought David James was supposed to be an intelligent man but he is just another spineless chief who is happy to walk around with his eyes closed and with cotton buds in his ears.
I hope that when his ‘wake up call’ comes it kicks him straight between the eyes.
And to follow on from David’s bulls**t remarks a black player in the under-21s England football squad was racially abused in Serbia during a match on Tuesday night. Player Danny Rose was subjected to monkey chants during the England v Serbia match and later called for Team Serbia to be banned.
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Watch the footage below.
Well at least Danny Rose is speaking out about the incident instead of pretending as if it never happened. But he is all alone here because no black British player will stand up and support him publicly. Until those cowards unite, stand tall together and say “NO MORE” incidents of this nature will continue to happen.
I however don’t see this brave move happening in my lifetime so I no longer feel angry and upset when I read about incidents like this. I am actually past caring. If the majority of black British players refuse to speak out, stand up for themselves and insist on spewing out a bag of crap like David James did to the press, then why should we waste our time getting upset on their behalf and then waste time helping to fight their cause while they hide in the shadows acting like the “massa” has cut out their tongues.
The FA has lodged a complaint but I bet Tuesday night’s antics will eventually be swept under the carpet, Serbia won’t be punished and Rose will be told to move on and to forget about what happened.
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