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May 21, 2013

ENGLISH FOOTBALL

Fans are prejudiced on behalf of their players to the point where, if a player were to jump up and down on the bloodied corpse of an opponent during a match, the fans would accuse the opponent of faking it.

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What is it with soccer fans? It's a fun game, but I am ashamed to like it due to the antics of fans like these or the dudes in Israel that mob into shopping malls and beat the tar out of random bystanders.

As a regular attendee at Premiership matches, let me just make it clear that no player has ever 'jumped up and down on the bloodied corpse of an opponent during a match'. At least, not this season they haven't... Fingers crossed for next season!

"during a match" is the important phrase there.

Packer fans would never cheer for a player being brutally crushed! Well, Randy Moss. But that's it!

And they would be correct. Especially if the corpse was Italian.

Oh to be jumped upon and trod into the dirt! Why did I never play this game?

I've been to Emirates Stadium in north London three time to see Arsenal, and I've never once felt threatened.

At Stamford Bridge, in a tony part of London where Chelsea play, when the visiting supporters are from some gritty northeast town, the home supporters chant to them, "The wheels on your house go 'round and 'round . . ." Hah!

Stamford Bridge was in fact the scene of jumping up and down on the corpses of defeated opponents. Of course, it was 947 years ago, but still: England 1, Norway nil. England goes on to meet the Normans at Senlac.

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