Oor Ian has got all these SNPBad muppets up in arms

Dub

Hibernian, Hibernian Ra Ra Radge
Radge Donator
Private Member
Registered
Lewis Flag Donator
Monthly Radge
Nov 15, 2005
28,260
262
88
Mississippi in the middle of a dry spell
#1
Of course, the yoon facing Scotsman appears to be trying to stir things up with it's deliberately provocative headline.

SNP chief Ian Blackford to cheer Peru over England in World Cup

Some of the comments are classic anti SNP / Scottish people hate England stuff and a few of them appear to be from Schrodinger FC fans.
 

Braehead Cabbage

Baldy radge
Radge Donator
Private Member
Registered
Monthly Radge
Jun 23, 2007
3,513
53
53
47
Stirling
#2
Of course, the yoon facing Scotsman appears to be trying to stir things up with it's deliberately provocative headline.

SNP chief Ian Blackford to cheer Peru over England in World Cup

Some of the comments are classic anti SNP / Scottish people hate England stuff and a few of them appear to be from Schrodinger FC fans.
Judging by the stuff I see on Twitter and Facebook it seems the other Oor Ian has got the unionists up in arms
 

Dub

Hibernian, Hibernian Ra Ra Radge
Radge Donator
Private Member
Registered
Lewis Flag Donator
Monthly Radge
Nov 15, 2005
28,260
262
88
Mississippi in the middle of a dry spell
#3
I hope that's me If so, it's my job.
Judging by the stuff I see on Twitter and Facebook it seems the other Oor Ian has got the unionists up in arms
Sent from my F5121 using Tapatalk
 

Dub

Hibernian, Hibernian Ra Ra Radge
Radge Donator
Private Member
Registered
Lewis Flag Donator
Monthly Radge
Nov 15, 2005
28,260
262
88
Mississippi in the middle of a dry spell
#5

Dub

Hibernian, Hibernian Ra Ra Radge
Radge Donator
Private Member
Registered
Lewis Flag Donator
Monthly Radge
Nov 15, 2005
28,260
262
88
Mississippi in the middle of a dry spell
#7
Unless my phone has went mental,your thread and the bathroom fitting thread were in general football chat
They are but I was responding to a post from you in this thread. I've not posted on the bathroom fitting thread. When I said it was my job I meant winding up britnats and Yoons which was apropo this thread. I think you need a lie down mate :giggle:
 

Chester Perry

Private Member
Registered
Aug 28, 2002
5,683
22
0
#8
Isn't he a bit old for this sort of thing, and this whole ABE is getting cringey. If you sit watching a game cheering on a team you have no connection to, only to see another team lose, when it has no impact on your team, your life must be missing something.
 

Dub

Hibernian, Hibernian Ra Ra Radge
Radge Donator
Private Member
Registered
Lewis Flag Donator
Monthly Radge
Nov 15, 2005
28,260
262
88
Mississippi in the middle of a dry spell
#9
He didn't say anything about that though, that was the misleading headline clearly designed to agitate. All he said when asked was that he would be shouting for Peru then every dafty under the sun decided that meant that he hated England or was ABE.
Isn't he a bit old for this sort of thing, and this whole ABE is getting cringey. If you sit watching a game cheering on a team you have no connection to, only to see another team lose, when it has no impact on your team, your life must be missing something.
Sent from my F5121 using Tapatalk
 

Chris G Whyte

Radge Donator
Registered
Jan 16, 2008
1,868
96
53
The Netherlands
www.twitter.com
#10
Isn't he a bit old for this sort of thing, and this whole ABE is getting cringey. If you sit watching a game cheering on a team you have no connection to, only to see another team lose, when it has no impact on your team, your life must be missing something.

[MENTION=4263]Dub[/MENTION] already explained, but it's not ABE; it's a recognition of the way Peruvian fans behaved when Scotland visited them for a friendly. This is what Blackford actually said:

"It was great to see a country that hasn’t qualified for 36 years where there was such a fantastic spirit, and a very, very friendly welcome for Scotland fans..."

He then followed up to say:

"If England win I would send them hearty congratulations and I hope everyone participating - the team and their fans - enjoys the experience".

The reality is that this couldn't be further from the picture presented by the headline.

But here's the rub:

The majority of people don't read beyond the headline.

It is, quite literally, the stopping point for most people. After that, another chunk will leave after the executive summary and it's only a precious few who will read an entire article. This is effectively a way for media to get away with lying to people in the headline; so long as they've printed the reality, at some point in the article, they can claim they've not actually lied - but they have. And they know, full well, that their reality won't be read by most people, and the fiction will have already been re-tweeted, Facebook linked and spiked indignation by the time anyone points out that the headline was a lie.

Ian Blackford DID NOT say he was supporting Peru over England. Most readers now believe he did.

Thanks, horribly biased media.
 

Smurf

Private Member
Registered
May 15, 2003
35,939
175
68
Suburbia
#11
Who cares? These media outlets are desperate to create any non story. On something of more substance I listened to Ian give an excellent interview on LBC last night with regards to Brexit. For Remainers (I'm not) he's the only one in the UK Parliament speaking out.
 

Chris G Whyte

Radge Donator
Registered
Jan 16, 2008
1,868
96
53
The Netherlands
www.twitter.com
#12
For Remainers (I'm not) he's the only one in the UK Parliament speaking out.
To be fair to them, there are multiple Conservative Europhiles who are happy to speak up; Clarke and Soubry probably chief amongst them. The SNP, of course, don't support Brexit as a bloc; but I think that's a bit of a shame, because it does ignore the third of Scots who don't support the European project. Also, it ultimately fails to try and understand the nuances of why people feel the way they do. Unfortunately, this may merely be the fallout of referenda in general. They boil complicated questions down into a simple yes or no, with no real means of capturing the minutiae that could be important.

The saddest part is that it's not that hard to understand. Someone who doesn't want ruled by England, and wants an independent Scotland as a result, would (I'd imagine) have at least an even chance of not supporting European integration for the same reason. That view may be caused by ignorance of the topic, either for or against, but it's up to politicians to try and have a reasoned debate.

Simply concluding that "everyone voting Leave is a xenophobe" is an attempt to signal virtue, dismiss some of the real issues, and it's fucking lazy to boot.
 

Smurf

Private Member
Registered
May 15, 2003
35,939
175
68
Suburbia
#13
To be fair to them, there are multiple Conservative Europhiles who are happy to speak up; Clarke and Soubry probably chief amongst them. The SNP, of course, don't support Brexit as a bloc; but I think that's a bit of a shame, because it does ignore the third of Scots who don't support the European project. Also, it ultimately fails to try and understand the nuances of why people feel the way they do. Unfortunately, this may merely be the fallout of referenda in general. They boil complicated questions down into a simple yes or no, with no real means of capturing the minutiae that could be important.

The saddest part is that it's not that hard to understand. Someone who doesn't want ruled by England, and wants an independent Scotland as a result, would (I'd imagine) have at least an even chance of not supporting European integration for the same reason. That view may be caused by ignorance of the topic, either for or against, but it's up to politicians to try and have a reasoned debate.

Simply concluding that "everyone voting Leave is a xenophobe" is an attempt to signal virtue, dismiss some of the real issues, and it's $#@!ing lazy to boot.
Good post.
 

southfieldhibby

Private Member
Registered
Player Sponsor
Lewis Flag Donator
Oct 12, 2002
11,110
128
68
EH15
#14
ABE 100%

I take great delight in saying so to my English family, they take great delight in ramming it up me also. It’s sport, we’re rivals, man up ffs.
 

Jack

Flag Owner
Radge Donator
Private Member
Registered
Player Sponsor
Monthly Radge
Ladies Player Sponsor
Gray Boot Sponsor
Nov 11, 2007
11,736
141
83
A stool at the bar
#15
I understand Southfield in terms of sporting rivalries but do the Scots in general want England to do badly? In my circles most don't really care. ABE is a good windup though :-)

I think it's more a rail against the arrogant English media and the continual hype of over rated players and a team that never reach what's expected of them.

I do find the inevitable fall out quite amusing.
 

Chris G Whyte

Radge Donator
Registered
Jan 16, 2008
1,868
96
53
The Netherlands
www.twitter.com
#16
I think it's more a rail against the arrogant English media and the continual hype of over rated players and a team that never reach what's expected of them.
That's exactly what it is.

In pretty much all cases that I know of.

Listening to fucking Motson and his ilk prattle on about England, in matches that don't fucking concern them one iota, rubs everyone up the wrong way.
 

Dub

Hibernian, Hibernian Ra Ra Radge
Radge Donator
Private Member
Registered
Lewis Flag Donator
Monthly Radge
Nov 15, 2005
28,260
262
88
Mississippi in the middle of a dry spell
#17
That's exactly what it is.

In pretty much all cases that I know of.

Listening to fucking Motson and his ilk prattle on about England, in matches that don't fucking concern them one iota, rubs everyone up the wrong way.
One of the things that annoys me most about English commentators is when they are doing their thing in a game not involving England or, more pertinently, a game involving an English club side and a foreign team and the old "Do you think he could play in the premier league" gets trotted out in reference to a player ripping the English team a new arsehole.
 

Chris G Whyte

Radge Donator
Registered
Jan 16, 2008
1,868
96
53
The Netherlands
www.twitter.com
#18
One of the things that annoys me most about English commentators is when they are doing their thing in a game not involving England or, more pertinently, a game involving an English club side and a foreign team and the old "Do you think he could play in the premier league" gets trotted out in reference to a player ripping the English team a new arsehole.
I actually get the self-congratulatory bubble, it's at least explicable.

What I don't get is why viewers in places other than England have to put up with it incessantly. Say what you like about Tyler and Gray, but at least they were innocent of this crime. Every time I see Ian Wright on the BBC, I want to throw up because you know what's coming.

I've a great many English pals (military), so I want to see them do well in the tournament. I've no worries about them winning it, because they're not good enough, but a decent last-16 would be pretty good to see. I just object to having to mute every game, rather than merely the ones involving England, if I don't want to hear about them.