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Banana Thrower

Apparently the fella who threw the banana hasn’t been charged with any racial offences - he's just been charged for throwing an object.

The Greek-Cypriot reckons he found the banana skin on the floor and threw it without thinking.

Racist or extremely stupid - I think you’d have to see a complete video of the incident to know for sure.

posted 6 days ago

comment by Flashy flibble (U10324)
posted 17 minutes ago
This guy goes home and away at Spurs apparently and so there's absolutely no way this was a planned thing. He would know how this would be dealt with by the fans especially with some of the 'higher up' Spurs fans who are black.

I actually feel bad for the guy. Of all the things in the moment of red mist. Could've almost literally have been anything he grabbed and he wouldn't have got this much attention.

No, he shouldn't have thrown anything, but I do get it. I know nobody agrees with this but a life ban seems so harsh for one moment of madness.
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I understand where you’re coming from. He may have even thought it was harmless as it was a soft item he threw, not a coin (which has been thrown on many occasions) or something hard.

Unacceptable to throw anything though.

posted 6 days ago

Yep but I said the same thing about Jamie carragher. He was wound up and sprayed water / spat at that United fan’s car. I understand it. Appreciate we have to take a firm stance to show it’s bit tolerated. Just feel for the bloke.

posted 6 days ago

comment by Flashy flibble (U10324)
posted 3 minutes ago
Yep but I said the same thing about Jamie carragher. He was wound up and sprayed water / spat at that United fan’s car. I understand it. Appreciate we have to take a firm stance to show it’s bit tolerated. Just feel for the bloke.
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There’s never ever an excuse for spitting. Disgusting thing to do.

posted 6 days ago

No. But I defended him cos it was less spitting and more water spraying but yeah that’s way worse than what this fan did and yet..

posted 5 days, 23 hours ago

Good question OP but if we can't know without seeing the video, have Spurs therefore banned him for life without evidence of guilt?

Leads me to question why he was outed by the Spurs fans around him? I think they wouldn't do that if he innocently threw the banana peel.

Also, did he pick up the other trash around the place or was it just the banana peel he wanted to get rid of in the direction of a black player?

Furthermore, how do you get rid of litter by just throwing it in a more awkward place? If he had the conscience to collect the peel, surely he would have thrown it in a more appropriate place, like the waste disposal, seeing as he likes to keep things clean.

His explanation is what anyone would say even if guilty.

Jeez, the circumstantial evidence seems heavily against his story here. So much so that it seems he's probably lying and that's why Spurs have proceeded to ban him.

posted 5 days, 23 hours ago

comment by No Love - Monumentally Dope (U1282)
posted 16 minutes ago
Good question OP but if we can't know without seeing the video, have Spurs therefore banned him for life without evidence of guilt?

Leads me to question why he was outed by the Spurs fans around him? I think they wouldn't do that if he innocently threw the banana peel.

Also, did he pick up the other trash around the place or was it just the banana peel he wanted to get rid of in the direction of a black player?

Furthermore, how do you get rid of litter by just throwing it in a more awkward place? If he had the conscience to collect the peel, surely he would have thrown it in a more appropriate place, like the waste disposal, seeing as he likes to keep things clean.

His explanation is what anyone would say even if guilty.

Jeez, the circumstantial evidence seems heavily against his story here. So much so that it seems he's probably lying and that's why Spurs have proceeded to ban him.
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Throwing something towards a player = lifetime ban.

You see someone throw a banana skin towards a black player, you instantly think racism - hence why spurs fans reacted.

His explanation could be legit.

If the evidence showed it was racially motivated - the police would charge him accordingly. They haven’t

posted 5 days, 22 hours ago

Does it really matter? He got what he deserved racist or not.

posted 5 days, 14 hours ago

comment by grandspurs (U3810)
posted 7 hours, 27 minutes ago
Does it really matter? He got what he deserved racist or not.
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It matters to the fella that’s getting labelled racist

posted 5 days, 10 hours ago

Then why did Spurs ban him?

You say we can't know without seeing the video but the fans who were around him saw it live and outed him lol.

Furthermore, who the fack disposes litter by throwing it near where the players are passing? Was he aiming for a bin and missed?

posted 5 days, 10 hours ago

comment by No Love - Monumentally Dope (U1282)
posted 9 minutes ago
Then why did Spurs ban him?

You say we can't know without seeing the video but the fans who were around him saw it live and outed him lol.

Furthermore, who the fack disposes litter by throwing it near where the players are passing? Was he aiming for a bin and missed?
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It sounds like you look at this with a guilty until proven mentality, which I'm glad isn't the case with our judicial system.

It also sounds like you've got a negative, closed mind - which will hold you back in life.

To address your points though:

- Spurs banned him for throwing an object

- Fans around him saw him throw the banana - they didn't hear his explanation on the matter and more than likely, didn't see the whole sequence of him getting angry.

Also, it only takes one person to see him throwing a banana and out him and then for others to follow suit, demanding he be removed.

Situations like this escalate quite quickly.

- He wasn't disposing of the banana. It wasn't his banana skin, it was someone else's that he picked up from the floor and threw in a rage.

It clearly says this in the OP so one could assume you are just here to WUM?

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