/ Liverpool Football Club Word List
One of the chants cited as unacceptable is " Stephen Gerrard kicks like a girl"
Maybe he does but is this going too far?
Quoting LFC: "The club wishes to eradicate *any* form of discrimination or discriminatory behaviour ...".
While society rightly deprecates ***some*** forms of "discrimination", the word is very general, to "discriminate" just means to "make a distinction". In many cases this is entirely valid.
For example, in picking the team, Liverpool FC discriminate between good football players and bad ones. Do they *really* wish to "eradicate" this form of "discriminatory behaviour"??
What they really want to eradicate is offensive behaviour or treating people less favourably based on race, sex, etc.
> 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?
Absolutely. The correct usage is 'Person up'.
For some reason, though, it's not catching on.
wonder if its offensive to say "X kicks like a man" at a woman's football match?
Good Lord, no. I'm shocked. That would be discriminatory.
I'm a bit surprised f*ck isn't on the list. It seems to me that's blatantly discriminatory against heterosexual people. And as for 'bollocks' - well.
In this instance I think it is LFC desperately trying to regain some moral credibility after eg. Suaraz's antics.
Only the ugly ones. And even then, it doesn't always seem to be a barrier to it - you ever watched Jeremy Kyle's show?
> In this instance I think it is LFC desperately trying to regain some moral credibility after eg. Suaraz's antics.
Looking at that list, the away following may well be silent tomorrow?
And, no mention of banning Munich disaster chants or arm actions?
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.
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