The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #163410   Message #3935118
Posted By: Workingtonman
04-Jul-18 - 03:52 AM
Thread Name: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
i always turn off the commentary for an england game - but i don;t think england were above a bit of play acting and seemed to get down to the opponent's level for a time. i'd like to be able to get behind england but there is just too much history of oafish, violent, racist misbehaviour among some of our fans that mixed with current ukip and brexit matters leads to something really unpleasant (and a bit difficult as i support scotland and live in the north of england - so a 'traitor' and you get 'i would always support a british team etc etc') i'm very happy with the radical english traditions but those voices go silent at times like this. and looking at the way the draw has opened up for england this time - i fear the worst