OMG, gay people, holding a football banner!
Such a shocking thing to see eh? No? What you mean you’re part of a tolerant society where the sight of the above instills nothing but pride that we have one of the most inclusive football clubs on the planet?
It’s London Pride today. A pretty fun day out if you’ve never been. This year, like last, it has special relevance to Arsenal because there’s a club endorsed group called Gay Gooners. Great stuff.
What’s sad is that for me, my view, like many others is… so what?
Then you have a dig around Twitter / Facebook… not even a dig around really, just scratch the surface and you read things like…
‘They’re marginalising themselves by having a banner’
‘Why ain’t there a heterosexual Gooners club’
‘They should keep what they do in the bedroom outside the ground’
… and it’s just so fucking depressing. What I find seriously amusing about the banner comment is that the people who are making comments like that were exactly the sort of people who were going totally mental for the below manner.
Football isn’t tolerant of homsexuality. Fans, when in the ground, are testament to that. Normal people making fun of the Gay Gooners banner on a regular basis. It’s embarrassing and as long as you have pathetically backward view like that pinging around the web, you’ll have a need for Groups like Gay Gooners.
So good for them, they should get your entire support because what they’re doing is brave and it shines a very dark light on archaic, small minded, backward views that pollute football across many different areas. Not just homosexuality.
… I’d also ask questions of people who are scared of homosexuality, bit weird if you ask me. What. Are. You. Hiding.
*I need to get in touch about the banner, it’s really ugly. Sorry, but that needs a redesign and you need a vanity URL for your site.
Right, onto the football.
BRAZIL VERSUS CHILE
Totally mega game coming up. Holland took the tarnish of Chile a bit. They still looked good, I’m just not sure they can go the whole way. It’ll be a fun game though. I think Chile have a better side, but with home advantage, you’d have to think it’s Brazils for the taking.
The other game is Columbia vs Uraguay. I should be more excited about this game than I am. Sadly, no Suarez, he’s banned. Still, at least we get to see Cavani, a monster of a striker. Both games will both hopefully be loaded with action from start to finish. This evening should be epic. I hope the excitement of the World Cup continues to the end.
Another thing about this World Cup that’s worth mentioning is what a difference it make to play it in a country that LOVES football. It just gives everyone a lift. World Cups should solely be played in footballing nations. The very concept of Qatar hosting an event is ridiculous. Play the game where it’s loved, where there’s a football infrastructure, where the grounds will sell out regardless.
Ok, how about transfers?
ESPN have us linked with Debuchy and Remy of Newcastle. Two French players, what an absolute shocker. Two pretty good French players to be honest. I think Debuchy would be an excellent right back addition and I think Remy would be a good striking option considering how weak the market is at the moment. As long as we bring in some super world class talent to go with that.
There was talk about Arturo Vidal moving to Arsenal because Wenger has lavished praise on Chilean. He’s a total monster of a player. Scariy good. Powerful, skillful, full of South American passion… the price touted is £45m, but I can’t help but think this is outrageously fanciful. I’m not sure Vidal would ever move to Arsenal. He’s on the up… Arsenal would be a move down from Juve at the moment, even though they are based in Serie A.
So really, not much to report on. Other than United making two massive purchases. So it seems almost all our rivals have made signings, and we still haven’t. Don’t make me say it Arsene… but too much fucking around on the beach won’t be good for you if you don’t deliver on this summer.
HAVE A GOOD DAY.