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In Topic: Has this gone viral?

10 January 2015 - 04:46 PM

I didn't spot any gouging there but punching and kneeing a man in the head whilst he is laid out on the floor is criminal and inexcuseable.

The qualities of the incident obvious and truly detrimental to the sport involved but I did say it was not the incident,nor the sport itself, so much as the difference in reaction by the pundits and the outside world that interests and intrigues me. I did not pick this incident because of the sport involved ( though given my own bias in this direction I wouldn't be surprised if people suspected that this was my motivation). I chose this because Youtube put it in my recommended  folder because it has the term Rugby associated with it and they use a very poor filtering system which makes it a bit like shopping in a super market. Dave your reaction is understandable and when the Flowers incident took place it was much the way the world reacted, however the difference between the two events and the reaction is remarkable. Though both are on Youtube the way the RL event was covered worldwide is in marked contrast to this very similar and possibly worse occasion is amazing. Whilst I don't think this is part of any silly conspiracy I do find the different experience incredible and question why that should should be the case?

In Topic: Has this gone viral?

10 January 2015 - 03:03 PM

Just googled it, the incident happened in 2012 Hazell received a 14 week ban. Only one Telegraph article appears in the Google lists

Although I didn't know when the incident too place ( couldn't have cared less as it happens!) nor would I have checked up on how often it appeared but the truth is, this is one of the issues where the Telegraph would find it hard to defend themselves because it is one of those cases of damned if do and damned if you don't!


Part of the bias or part of the cover up or both? "If the cap fits, let them wear it!"

In Topic: Has this gone viral?

10 January 2015 - 02:37 PM


In the words of the great John Prine " A question ain't really a question if you know the answer too !" ;)

In Topic: Has this gone viral?

10 January 2015 - 02:30 PM

I assume, as this happened in a major sport (according to the media), it generated more articles in the Telegraph than the 12 or 14 they ran on the Flower incident.

What I really like about this forum is that it's a bit like watching the Lastleg

First of all, I'm not sure that The Telegraph covering this particular sport 12 or 14 times more than they did the RL incident is 1) surprising 2) suggests the Telegraph is balanced in it's sport reporting or 3) that this somehow or other redresses the imbalance I referred to as part of the post?


Added to this were those 12 to 14 articles in any way expressing the same sense of outrage they did over  Flowers or did they fall all over themselves like the pundits in the video trying to justify at the same time as saying sending off sufficient?


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Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting.  George Orwell

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In Topic: Sponsorship outrage!

10 January 2015 - 08:43 AM

I believe in absolute freedom of expression. Everyone has a right to offend and be offended. Taslima Nasrin


We could always ask Nigel :smoke:  Farage the font of all human kindness and consideration what he thinks about this issue!