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2 hours ago, BobyBrno said:

Add to that, Till death us do part. A bigoted bloke being shown up by his daughter and son in law (Tony Booth, father of Cherie Booth) 

Amazes me that people quote these two programmes as proof of 70’s racism. People who have never seen either have no idea how both programmes changed peoples attitudes.

I meant till death do us part. And regarding Bananas at black players I don’t believe it was a racist act, was done to put off the better players, other slurs were used against white players and even Graham Taylor had a turnip chucked at him at Burnden. 🤣

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16 minutes ago, Mounts Kipper said:

I meant till death do us part. And regarding Bananas at black players I don’t believe it was a racist act, was done to put off the better players, other slurs were used against white players and even Graham Taylor had a turnip chucked at him at Burnden. 🤣

I was in the Manny Road that day, funny as fuck, good Walkden lad the perpetrator

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5 hours ago, royal white said:

There seems to be have been more reports of racism since all this knee Bollocks started then there has been in the last 15/20 years. It was never going to make any changes. 

Police have said folk are more aware of it now and more likely to report it. 

If you're trying to hint that taking the knee has caused more racism then you're clutching at straws pal. 

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Just now, London Wanderer said:

Must have been an act of kindness eh? Snowflakes just overreacted. 

My mum, she wouldve been 40 ish did the monkey noise thing

Most of the ground did, on the couple of times a season we would see a black player

 

I suppose it depends if you feel suggesting black players are monkeys is racist

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3 hours ago, BobyBrno said:

Add to that, Till death us do part. A bigoted bloke being shown up by his daughter and son in law (Tony Booth, father of Cherie Booth) 

Amazes me that people quote these two programmes as proof of 70’s racism. People who have never seen either have no idea how both programmes changed peoples attitudes.

I was more alluding to the acceptance of words like coon and nig nog on prime time telly. Not the connotations behind the comedy.

Aye get it on in schools I say. That'll teach the kids.

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3 minutes ago, Casino said:

My mum, she wouldve been 40 ish did the monkey noise thing

Most of the ground did, on the couple of times a season we would see a black player

 

I suppose it depends if you feel suggesting black players are monkeys is racist

My granny was the same. She was  a blatant racist (not saying your mum was), but I loved her to bits. 

Times have changed. Can't see any way it isn't racist. 

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11 minutes ago, London Wanderer said:

Police have said folk are more aware of it now and more likely to report it. 

If you're trying to hint that taking the knee has caused more racism then you're clutching at straws pal. 

Not saying anything of the sort, but since it’s started, the whole George Floyd circus, BLM marches, the knee, statues in rivers etc Im personally hearing more about racism. This isn't direct racism at the match or in Street but more and more reports about it, usually on talk shows, social media etc. 

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3 hours ago, BobyBrno said:

Amazes me that people quote these two programmes as proof of 70’s racism. People who have never seen either have no idea how both programmes changed peoples attitudes.

Surely just by these shows being on telly is proof of 70s racism. If not, what were the programmes actually lampooning?

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51 minutes ago, Casino said:

Fucking hell fire

It was done to put them off, granted. but monkey noises and bananas at brown people not racist???

Dear God

I'm not the most PC person & delighted that 'the knee' is finally being put away but good grief.

Chucking bananas and making monkey noises at black players was not done from a place of love.

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1 hour ago, royal white said:

Not saying anything of the sort, but since it’s started, the whole George Floyd circus, BLM marches, the knee, statues in rivers etc Im personally hearing more about racism. This isn't direct racism at the match or in Street but more and more reports about it, usually on talk shows, social media etc. 

Good

Considering one of the aims was to create more dialogue 👍

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8 hours ago, royal white said:

Not saying anything of the sort, but since it’s started, the whole George Floyd circus, BLM marches, the knee, statues in rivers etc Im personally hearing more about racism. This isn't direct racism at the match or in Street but more and more reports about it, usually on talk shows, social media etc. 

Thats the idea innit? Start the conversation.

Like when you're kid asks you why players are taking the knee?

And you explain that its to show support to all people facing discrimination and we are all just human beings and no matter what colour or creed you are you should treat everyone the same?

Served its purpose even this just happened once.

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52 minutes ago, DazBob said:

What the actual fuck.

This is beyond parody.

Throwing bananas happened rarely amongst large crowds (never seen it happen in 1000s of matches) and monkey noises was mainly younger immature fans being knobs, and those doing it in my opinion weren’t racist just being knobs, and It wasn’t as widespread as you seem to think, yes there were some racists back then same as today but it’s massively overplayed, the 2 tv comedy programmes dealing with the issue  made it clear that the butt of the jokes were the thick white racists. It’s ok if you want to keep being outraged crack on, racism at football then and now massively overplayed. 

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14 minutes ago, Mounts Kipper said:

Throwing bananas happened rarely amongst large crowds (never seen it happen in 1000s of matches) and monkey noises was mainly younger immature fans being knobs, and those doing it in my opinion weren’t racist just being knobs, and It wasn’t as widespread as you seem to think, yes there were some racists back then same as today but it’s massively overplayed, the 2 tv comedy programmes dealing with the issue  made it clear that the butt of the jokes were the thick white racists. It’s ok if you want to keep being outraged crack on, racism at football then and now massively overplayed. 

Stop digging/fishing.

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