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Watching Sky this morning I heard a quote from a newspaper, describing yesterday as ‘the darkest day in the history of football’.

That is, of course, nonsense. There have been many darker days; the Heysel Stadium disaster, Stairway 13 at Ibrox, the Munich air crash, Hillsborough, the Bradford fire, to name five tragedies in my lifetime alone.

Nobody died yesterday: but in the name of all those who did, at those terrible events, for no reason other than they were following their team or their occupation, something needs to be done. It’s an affront to them that the horrible little Swiss bastard is trying, even now, to cling to office through a disgustingly tainted voting system. He needs to go, even if it means tearing the whole structure down and rebuilding from scratch.

Categories: General, Sport
  1. Alison
    May 28, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    Well said, QJ. Nobody died. This is sleazy and unpleasant and yes, a dark day for football. It’s a long way from a tragedy or a disaster or a catastrophe, or any of those other overused words.

  2. Diana
    May 29, 2015 at 10:01 am

    It is all a case of money corrupting. The vast sums generated by football is quite breath-taking and, of course, some folk are always on the make. Far tighter control of funding, probably in conjunction with spending limits is needed.

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