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Ron Atkinson has quit ITV after rascist comment.

Discussion in 'SA Archive' started by seaviewuk, 21 Apr 2004.

  1. seaviewuk

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  2. Big Kev

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    Serves him right then, the prize XXXXXX
     
  3. Hurdy

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    What did he say?
     
  4. memphisto

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    what did he say ?

    "I was one of the first managers to give black players a chance ?"

    thats is highlighted to the side in the article.

    If so how is that rascist ?
     
  5. Big Kev

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    They're obviously not telling, so it must have been bad then.
     
  6. HangTime

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    I think that's the case he is making in his defence, to show that he is not always discriminating against black players. I must say I'm quite suprised, I know he is old fashioned and says strange things sometimes, but in over 15 years of following football he never came across to me as a racist. Maybe a bit predjudiced about nationalities, but not skin colour.
     
  7. [ASSE]Hinchy

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    Least I don't have to put up with him on commentary anymore.....
     
  8. JohnnyG

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    Edit: God I'm slow tonight:(
     
  9. Grouch

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    Match of the day back next season and no more Ron Atkinson on ITV.

    I'm in heaven ;)
     
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  11. Hurdy

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    Oh Dear!

    Silly Ronald.

    Edit : Thanks for the link
     
  12. JohnnyG

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    If that's what he said (toms link), then he has ruined what has been a pretty good career:(

    Edit: On the other hand, if that's what he said then he doesn't deserve to have had a pretty good career.
     
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  13. Goatboy

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    Bit like Jim Bowen who quit showbiz after calling a black lady a 'nig nog' this is a lot worse though, can't believe he said that!
     
  14. RealDeal

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    hes an awful commentator tho :D
     
  15. Scream

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    I'd love to know exactly what he said.

    Its probably something many of us would find as being normal but the way things are going today, the mention of a school blackboard causes mayhem.

    Hopefully the papers will get the correct words so we can make a proper judgement.
     
  16. Hurdy

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  17. afraser2k

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    Agreed, can't stand the guy.
     
  18. Scream

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    Oh, I think Ron dug himself a very big hole for himself.

    I don't know how the hell he managed to spit those words out.
     
  19. MikeTimbers

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    He's on Room 101 right now on BBC2
     
  20. Mike

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    Thank **** he's gone.

    Really, really annoying **** who annoyed me most by persistently refusing to pronounce foreign players names correctly, even after being told what the pronunciation was.