Sunday, 29 June 2014

Biting Back At Corporate Football

TAP blog has posted: Suarez bite-scam was staged:
http://the-tap.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/suarez-bite-scam-was-staged.html
The accompanying photo is not from this week's World Cup game which has generated the latest fuss, but this global talking point has become huge news.

I love my football. I follow Arsenal: Arsene Wenger at the beach:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjJIE5-W514#t=37

I do not go to the games. The last Arsenal match I attended must have been at least 15-20 years ago. I sat in North London traffic for longer time than the game lasted. The supporters often seem mindless; the food and beverages appalling; the view limited. I do not have Sky TV. I watch highlights on BBC TV Match Of The Day if Arsenal win. I tend to listen to radio commentaries. I do visit with friends who do have Sky TV for some of the bigger games. I drink wine and we chat in comfort. No police, no fluorescent jacket wearing officals and replays so you can admire action over again immediately. Why pay £50-£100 or more for the inconvenience of actually going to a live game?

My father, 83, says they used to pass children above heads down to the front at Arsenal's old ground Highbury. If that kind of friendly family atmosphere prevailed today, perhaps I would go more often.

The last live match I attended was a Beşiktaş home game in Istanbul 2006 because I was invited; the team wore my Atatürk's Eyes image on their shirts to commemorate a national day:
http://nppataturkseyes.blogspot.co.uk/2006/10/20061029-besiktas-fc.html
The ground was a walk away from my apartment studio. No traffic concerns for me. I had the luxury of corporate box seating with a TV and outside viewing if I wanted. I remember at the end leaving and witnessing a policeman bashing a disaffected fan who probably had paid to see a disappointing 0-0 draw.

The wages of players are out of control. The attention given to corporate sport in general is out of control. Arsene Wenger, who has over seen among the most successful club financial structures during his 18 year tenure, has battled frequent criticism in this age of too big too fail austerity, for not spending enough by his own official Arsenal supporters group. The mind boggles. Top players are paid on average £50-200K per week. The mind boggles even more.  

Suarez says of the alleged bite this last week "I lost my balance and fell on Chiellini":
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/28069689
Of course biting is unacceptable. But, so are career threatening tackles. As a 'Gooner' I recall the broken legs of Eduardo and Ramsey:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/a/arsenal/8541140.stm
What of the bribery to secure the Qatar 2022 World Cup Finals? What of the payments to fund Al Qaeda and Al Nusra, oh but that's boring global political war mongering and not relevant to domestic sport!?

I bet the biting, scratching, tugging, kicking and general intimidation going on is endless. I bet Suarez was given hell by the Italian defenders leading up to the incident. Suarez's goals against England were sublime. It is a game. Get over it. But no, every big He-man pundit on BBC Radio 5 Live was having a go; pontificating how awful Suarez was and how he should be banned for life. It was pathetic.

The political correctness and behaviour monitoring that goes on within 'corporate' sport is out of control, or being controlled to that end; to create a diversion from Obomba's drone murdering policy of foreign entanglement; divert attention away from biometric fingerprinting every child up and down the country; divert attention away from the realities of fracking; divert attention away from the cancer epidemic being supported and funded by mindless runs for charities that do sweet FA to solve the problem of human immune breakdown.

This morning the BBC and co are reporting an incident filmed on mobile phone or whatever Smart tool of one fan biting another fan's ear. Of course this will be blamed on Suarez: England fan has ear bitten off in Brazil:
http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/jun/28/england-fan-ear-bitten-off-world-cup-brazil
"Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore tweeted that he had seen footage of the fan attack and claimed it would be "the biggest story in the UK, especially who did it".

Recently a huge fuss was made over Anelka, ex Arsenal player who left for mercenary duty with Madrid, because he implemented the quenelle gesture: A Call To Arms: The Quenelle?
http://nppessaysarticles.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/a-call-to-arms.html
I thought the dead named on my village hall memorial died in the name of preserving freedom of expression, not to perpetuate a fascist-communist state whereby everyone is encouraged to report on everyone else for the slightest perceived misdemeanor.

Grow up. Get some perspective. It seems unlikely Suarez was instructed stage such an incident, but then again, they can blow up 3 steel buildings live on global TV and most consider it ridiculous the suggestion that was staged, so goodness knows... whatever, in this case stop rising to the bait.

Switch off the commentary, stop buying McDonald's, Coca-Cola and Gary Lineker crisps and take back responsibility:
http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/302510/Gary-Lineker-reflects-on-20-years-of-crisp-ads

TAP has just published a list of chem trails patents:
http://the-tap.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/chemtrail-us-patents.html
David Icke has just posted revealing US-Iraq-Kuwait transcripts:
http://www.globalresearch.ca/gulf-war-documents-meeting-between-saddam-hussein-and-ambassador-to-iraq-april-glaspie/31145
UK Column have just been pulled by some new to me self appointed body called ATVOD which claims authorisation from goodness where:
http://the-tap.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/uk-column-threatened-with-fine-of.html
Jeremy Hunt (oh so tempting to add a C) has just delivered a speech about child abuse in the House of Commons and we know he and his pay masters will cover up the bigger truth and yet we too easily rise to the bait of lame stream news pushing an ear bite.

How to react? Write and call your MP and tell them your concerns about the bigger picture. For example, the North Shropshire Anti Fracking Association print and distribute good old fashioned leaflets in the style of Thetford born Thomas Paine:
http://the-tap.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/the-text-of-my-objection-to-dart.html
Take back control, take responsibility and call Stan Collymore on Talksport to tell him shut up with the stupidity and how about addressing the solutions to the cancer epidemic sweeping the country?
http://talksport.com/call-collymore
https://twitter.com/StanCollymore
I like you Stan 'The Man', your football commentary can be most entertaining and funny, but you are being a prat.
Hey Chris Akabusi stop promoting immune system harming 'sports' drinks; I do not recall the exact details, but I do remember Akabusi standing by the consumption of crap food on BBC Radio 5; I remember thinking to myself 'Chris, you're talking bollocks':
http://biasedbbc.org/blog/2012/07/25/kris-akabusiburger-king/
Hey David Beckham, use your status and profile to proper, intelligent affect and promote gardening systems in Benim: Organic Farm In Benin Sows Example For Africa:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-9hG2xeQhU
Hey all you presstitute sports presenters, wake up and speak some truth instead of inane drivel. Hey all you Wimbledon tennis playing super athletes supping on your corporate bottled water and Aspartame filled Sugar Barley Waters, how about some intelligent fluid awareness?!

Calling all professional footballers, sport persons and punters, try watching the Thomas Campbell Monroe Institute Lecture to grasp a different perspective:
http://vimeo.com/11005286

I love to put some jumpers down and have a kick about, and trust me, I like to play to win, but this trite being offered in the name of sport is trite. Stop buying into it. I was disappointed to see Suarez banned and empathise with the supportive reaction he has received from the 3.5 million population of Uruguay.

Is it just me or does Luis Suarez remind you of Freddie Mercury? Another one bites the dust.

Arsenal!