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The Blackburn Fallout

The Blackburn Fallout

Long standing Vital Manchester City member, italia7482 sent us the following.

Ok, I'm going to make myself more than a little unpopular here I think, but I shall go on regardless. FOR THE RECORD I despise the Munich chants and songs that have been sung and while I dislike United to nearly every degree, it has to be said we lost one of our own in Frank Swift.

I was not born at the time but from what history tells us the City fans were united in their grief and respect for those that lost their lives (as indeed we should have been).

Here's the controversial bit...I do feel although we had mindless idiots singing that song at Blackburn this is being used as an excuse (by the media) to paint City out as the bad guys of football. After all I've heard many a Manchester United fan sing about the 96 Liverpool fans who lost their lives yet I have read precious little of that in the press.

It seems since we won at Blackburn we have suddenly come under a huge media storm about not only Monday night, but questions about Roberto leaving (even one article suggested Carlos Tevez was going because he hated Mancini, and then in the same breath that Mancini would be given £100mil at Juventus and he would take Tevez with him?????) - work that out!

Like I said, I hate the song/chants we have all heard but why is it all of a sudden a HUGE problem. I've seen no rational and balanced items on the songs other clubs sing (the Spurs Jew songs - Adebayor's mums a whore song - Heysel - the Kursk submarine etc) yet now it's a national topic because some of our morons chose to sing it at Ewood Park.

I don't seek to excuse them, they are fools but I do think this is all a bit of a massive effort to try and destabilise MCFC before the FA Cup final. To overshadow the fact that we made Sir Alex Ferguson's lot look ordinary in the semi-final. Our club has sought to eject and ban any who have sung these songs over the years yet other clubs seem very unwilling to do the same (several thousand Arsenal fans in THAT game at ours) for example.

Once again stamp out the idiots at ALL clubs, but don't suddenly decide we are ALL scum at Eastlands because of the actions of the few, otherwise we could tar every United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Spurs fan with the same brush and just like us honest and well behaved fans they wouldn't deserve it either.

Thank you





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Writer:danielqpr
Date:Wednesday April 27 2011
Time: 7:54PM

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Not an unpopular opinion in the slightest mate! You are correct, the Munich chanting is disgraceful; just because our loathsome neighbours sing songs about Mark Vivien Foe or Hillsborough does not justify fans of our club sinking to their level. And the reason their is so much sanctimony over the chanting at Blackburn? Because there was a 2 hour drama about the Munich air disaster on TV the night before the game. Coincidence? Not likely. Once again though, just because the film highlighted the disaster, the chants are vile and I'm fully behind the club in any action it takes to get rid for good.
fifthcolumnblue
27/04/2011 20:11:00
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No complaints from me about that article! I couldn't have said it better myself.
PhillyBlueMoon
27/04/2011 21:08:00
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I agree too Tudor. Those songs are sung at most games and as much as they need to be stopped it's clear that the rag-media are bringing it up now through sour grapes. That said, if the revived focus on this helps to stamp it out then all the better.
Lev
27/04/2011 22:04:00
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They are highlighting it, because the gap is closing more quickly than they expected. I think the City fans who do chant about Munich should realise that they are bringing the Club into disrepute and do not realise that the crash affected a lot of families in a time of grief.
Buzz Lightyear
28/04/2011 07:19:00
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By singing it we're giving the rags (and the rag ridden media) another reason to go on about it. For that reason alone we should stop - its short sighted.
SkyBlueSuedeShoes
28/04/2011 07:52:00
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I said my piece earlier on in the week. There seems to be added hysteria about it now. Especially down Chester Road. It is a bit like Balotelli's bit at Wembley - they didn't like it, but they conveniently forget about Gary Neville. Now they don't like the sings - but they forget about their anti-Liverpool, Hillsbrough and Heysel songs, having a go at Leeds following the Turkish debacle, the Russian Submarine, the list goes on. They are just as culpable if not more so because more teams fans detest them. I still don't like it. I even saw a guy sitting in 116 with 18 munich scum on the back of his shirt, the 18 to signify "I hate" and of course 116 is directlyadjacent to the segregation line at Eastlands. He actually paid something like £10 to have that put on his shirt. It is things like that, that need to be removed. We should move on with dignity. Win the Cup, finish 3rd in the league and enjoy it as fans of our club and not be concerned with other clubs. That would wind them up even more. I received a number of texts during the match from disaffected rags - that showed they were watching us! There's another story in that.
pedmachine
28/04/2011 09:13:00
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Spot on pedmachine. The anti-City brigade are desperate for material.
Johnny Baguette
29/04/2011 16:56:00
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