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Don't Tarnish Villa Fans By Minority

Don't Tarnish Villa Fans By Minority

What a great pity that a tiny minority have managed to drag Villa fans names into the gutter this weekend and that the incident is being blown out of all proportion.

The club unfortunately sold tickets for the Arsenal game to all comers instead of giving the season ticket holders and regular away fans the usual first call on tickets - a mistake I'm sure and one that hopefully won't be repeated.

Anyway, a very few 'fans' taunted Arsenal fans over the horrific injury Eduardo picked up in their game last weekend v Blues leading to some Arsenal fans reacting furiously and being ejected.

When asked Martin O'Neill said 'If that is true, then I am desperately disappointed by that' and Arsene Wenger said 'unfortunately there are no limits to either intelligence or stupidity'

Some Arsenal fans have been generalising against us all and I have to be honest, I don't think it is right to tarnish all Villa (or any other) fans with the same brush, this isn't the majority of fans and most I'm sure wish Eduardo a very speedy return to the playing field where he belongs.

I would also point out that ALL clubs have these sort of fans, Arsenal included. For instance three Arsenal fans are suing their own for the songs sung against Spurs about the Holocaust.

http://football.guardian.co.uk/News_Story/0,,2200772,00.html

http://www.onlinegooner.com/editorial/index.php?id=95

Hopefully Arsene's comments about no limits to intelligence or stupidity count for those examples as well, I am sure they do.

It is a shame that this is being discussed instead of a good game!



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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Sunday March 2 2008
Time: 12:35PM

Comments

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you knob ... all that BS just so you can put 2 links that have nothing to do with happened yesterday. Have you ever thought of writing for the daily mail? are you so dumb you dont see the irony in your last sentence?
IrishGoon
02/03/2008 12:45:00
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He is pointing out that your fans cant claim to be innocent of these types of instances! In fact them chants are 10 times worse than singing about a footballer breaking a leg!
villian82
02/03/2008 12:52:00
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By putting those two links he is pointing out that its unfair how some Arsenal fans are generalising all Villa Fans with the minority from yesterday, when Arsenal have a simular set of fans who like the sing contraversial chants. Its abit of the Pot calling the kettle black (or however that saying goes lol). It wasn't good, and the majority of Villa fans are dissapointed to see this happen, it would be a great shame to see our great away support this season tarnished by one incident. I just wonder had this happend agains't a team like Blackburn or Bolton, would the media would be making such a big deal out of it?
adamavfc
02/03/2008 12:53:00
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It was not too long ago that Arsenal fans used to expose themselves on the Underground to "prove" they weren't Jewish, often in front of women and young children. The thought of them getting annoyed by chants about a player who is being paid massive amounts of cash is bad enough, but when added to the memory of their antisemitic history and their introduction of the most vile of football songs into the country, it's hard to have any sympathy.
The Real Neil
02/03/2008 13:10:00
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Too right. Eduardo is alive. He sustained an injury in the workplace. The chants were in bad taste, sure, but Arsenal are the last club who should be complaining about what is sung on the terraces!
DerryVillan
02/03/2008 13:12:00
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I think that statement is a little unfair, if Arsenal did in fact have a racist pot and or a black kettle then the Arsenal fans should not be tarred by the same brush (who is probably also foreign), within every percentage of people there are idiots and most Villa fans will be as disgusted if not more as they also tarnishing our name so as the article points out, don’t be so quick to judge on a small minority’s actions.
deano_t
02/03/2008 13:14:00
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You are trying to claim there has never been a time in Arsenal's history when more than a tiny minority of fans belittled the extermination of 7,000,000 people in order to attack Spurs? It happened.
The Real Neil
02/03/2008 13:16:00
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I'm not a knob, I'm a massive knob. Please give praise where praise is due. NO, the links were to show that as much as some want to take the higher ground and blame us 'all' there are elements with all clubs.
The Fear
02/03/2008 13:17:00
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exactly the point deano_t. I've seen some posts on sites today blaming all when it is just a minority at all clubs.
The Fear
02/03/2008 13:18:00
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I was there yesterday and think the minority did let us down, unlike the team, i agree with Fear don't judge us by those morons
No10Cowans
02/03/2008 13:20:00
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