Monday, June 07, 2021

Countdown to the 11th

We are now but a few days from a tournament that will surely be talked about as much in terms of good thinking as good kicking. 

So, herewith a handy guide for anyone suffering from anticipated perplexities.

1) Fans performing monkey chants whenever a black player has the ball...

2) A Uruguayan referring to his (also Uruguayan) mate on social media as 'negro'...
Fortunately not a likely scenario during the 'Euros'.

3) Booing England players taking the knee before kick off...
Ok, you might think you are objecting to 'Marxism', but please check with the non-white, anti-marxist beside you before going there.
In general, this is one of those cases — actually not as widespread as contemporary culture appears to assume — where the benefit of the doubt has to go to the person at the end of the gesture.

4) Disagreeing with England players taking the knee before kick off...
In other words it is is in your head, so Schrödinger's Prejudice. There is no such thing as a thought crime, at least until someone haphazardly opens the box...

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