There’s a wave of perceived hatred for Manchester United these days that seems to unite all supporters of other clubs. Be it when United is playing against Spanish or Portuguese opposition, chances are all neutrals will be hoping that United loses.
Arsenal and Liverpool fans joined voices with Chelsea fans last weekend to make annoying cheat chants about United. A friend went further to assure me that United robs titles because all the referees support the club. Apparently, to others, the FA isn’t the Football Association but rather, ‘Ferguson’s Association’.
But these unfounded claims shouldn’t dishearten United loyalists. United is hated because they are simply the biggest club in England and one of the world’s finest. Anyone in their position would obviously be envied.
Suarez makes a diving point
Hate him or love him, Suarez’s skill will make you dream about having him in your team. To me, he is up there with the best players in the world. When he scored his first goal against Everton last week, his celebration wasn’t much about the goal but a message to his critics.
He run across the pitch to where David Moyes, the Everton manager was standing and made a big dive in front of him, similar to one when making a try in e Rugby. This of course infuriated Moyes, but at least the temperamental Uruguayan had made his point.
In the build-up the Merseyside derby, Moyes had made ridiculous comments about Suarez, accusing him of being a serial diver. As it turned out, Suarez dived again, but this time after scoring, but there was only one club on the cheating end.
Liverpool was denied a legitimate last gasp goal when a sleeping linesman raised his flag for an imaginary offside. Now that is what they call cheating.
It’s hard not to talk about Juve
If Juventus win or draw their game against Inter Milan this weekend, they will break Arsenal’s 49 game unbeaten run.
Sure they are in different leagues and probably shouldn’t be compared, but the idea of an unbeaten record in this day and age isn’t hard to find. Even fantastic clubs like Barcelona will attest to its difficulty.
It takes strength, character and a lot of luck to go 50 games unbeaten, and that is what Juventus is about to achieve.
After Arsenal went a whole season unbeaten from May 7, 2003 to October 24, 2004, Juventus is going to be the one to match or surpass that record.
The only problem is that, Iinter Milan isn’t a packing spot and is surely going to prove a big test for the Italian champions. But if Andrea Pirlo and Co. get over the Nerazzurri challenge, they will surely have a genuine shot at Italy’s unbeaten record, held by AC Milan at 56 games unbeaten from May 26, 1991 to March 21, 1993.
Racists have record-breaking small brains
I don’t know what’s happening to European football, but I think it has something to do with the continent’s current economic challenges. I mean, how can so many people not understand that color and race don’t make anyone less human?
These so-called “white supremacists” just go to a football match to racially abuse footballers… does it even make sense? Everyone else is trying to enjoy the game and suddenly, you hear a monkey chant!
I commend Chelsea for acting tough on one of their fans for directing monkey chants at Danny Welbeck in this week’s Capital One Cup match between Chelsea and Man United.
It indeed shows that clubs have gone beyond trying to protect their own to exposing the rot in racism. Racists all over the world must have the smallest human brain size on earth.