> (In reply to Antigua)
> Pet-bugbear alert:
> What they really want to eradicate is offensive behaviour or treating people less favourably based on race, sex, etc.
There are most certainly football chants out there which are completely unacceptable but is "X kicks like a girl" really that 'offensive'? or "Man up" especially when you see a player going down like he's been taken out by a sniper when there was no contact?
In reply to Antigua: There was an interesting piece on More or Less asking the question "How man gay professional footballers are there in the UK?". On paper, the number is tiny if non-existent, but comparing footballers to the general population, there should be quite a few. I guess phrases like "Man up" and "kicks like a girl" are the blunt end of what would be horrendous abuse to a gay footballer (and there will be some in there) who declared their hand as it were.
In reply to Antigua: I assumed that saying someone plays like a girl is a compliment ie they don't cheat so much, don't writhe around when touched by an opponent, don't abuse refs so much, don't dive for penalties etc!
In this instance I think it is LFC desperately trying to regain some moral credibility after eg. Suaraz's antics.
I am not surprised to see few references to loving our animal friends. We get that one all the time and it is part of our identity - in the unlikely event of taking a lead, the customary chant is "1-0 to the sheepshggrs".
The whole censorship of football crowds thing is going to far and it now looks like I will fall foul of a nucrime for taking the micky out of The Slop -oops sorry Officer, I meant Shrewsbury Town, online.