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England Players Have Agreed...

...to walk off the pitch at the first sign of racist abuse towards any player.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/49980927

About time too.

#KickItOut
#ShowRacismThe

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

comment by Phe'ndombele (U20037)
posted 1 hour, 24 minutes ago
should absolutely be walking off if any racist or other abuse is aimed at a player. soon have something done more about it.
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I would say so too. If you're a player and some tw@t is giving you hard time by calling you racist names, you don't really feel like playing tbh...So I would agree. Just walk off

Unacceptable behaviour in 2019.

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

cant just walk off. a small minority of fans screw it up for the thousands of the non racist fans in the stadium and the millions around the world watching. stop the game and name and shame the idiots or the home team loses the three points.
make these guidelines before the game is played.if there is too many then for the safety of the players do it at halftime.
the players could be on their bus before the morons know what happened.

comment by Naby8 (U6997)

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

Whilst I understand why the players want to take action in lieu of any leadership from footballing authorities, I do fear that going public with a walk off threat only goes to encourage the idiots to abuse players and force the situation. As soon as I saw the headline my reaction was that abuse was almost guaranteed now.

Why go public with it? If this is what the team had agreed to do then ok, keep it within the squad until the unfortunate time arrives.

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

comment by montleeds (U18330)
posted 1 hour, 1 minute ago
cant just walk off. a small minority of fans screw it up for the thousands of the non racist fans in the stadium and the millions around the world watching. stop the game and name and shame the idiots or the home team loses the three points.
make these guidelines before the game is played.if there is too many then for the safety of the players do it at halftime.
the players could be on their bus before the morons know what happened.
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A walk off makes a huge statement, sometimes that's needed fro real action to happen

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

By walking off the pitch they are showing these morons that hurl abuse that it bothers them, which will mean they will just keep on doing it, they are looking for a reaction. Best thing they should do is just ignore it and these wannk stains will soon get bored.

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

comment by Billy The Yidd (U3924)
posted 20 seconds ago
By walking off the pitch they are showing these morons that hurl abuse that it bothers them, which will mean they will just keep on doing it, they are looking for a reaction. Best thing they should do is just ignore it and these wannk stains will soon get bored.
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But that's clearly not working cause they haven't got bored after years of it.

A walk out is a huge visual display, it will force FIFA / UEFA to take more stringient action as the last thing they want to see is teams refusing to play and walking off during a game.

Yes there will be some genuine fans impacted but eggs and omlettes.

Look at it like this, Liverpool fans walked out in huge numbers from a game to make a statement to the owners, it worked and the owners reacted accordingly.

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

I dont think that walking off will acheive anything.
If England are 2 or 3 goals up they wont be so keen to walk off.
Imagine if back in the day the likes of
Luther Blissett
Cyril Regis
John Barnes
had walked off when racist abuse was far worse then it is now.You would never have heard about them again.

The England players always have the Cantona option available to them

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

comment by Billy The Yidd (U3924)
posted 15 hours, 20 minutes ago
By walking off the pitch they are showing these morons that hurl abuse that it bothers them, which will mean they will just keep on doing it, they are looking for a reaction. Best thing they should do is just ignore it and these wannk stains will soon get bored.
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Yeh, ignoring it has worked so well up to now, hasn’t it?

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

I dont agree a walk off is the appropriate action IF the game is being appropriately monitored and stewarded.

FIFA monitors should be observing everything and gathering evidence of the offences and the punishments need to be very harsh, and relative the scale of abuse (handful of idiots vs whole sections of the crowd). Stewards/police where possible should look to target and remove offenders. FAs should be supported by FIFA/UEFA to ensure these things are properly policed etc . To me it seems a waste if the FA are fined massively & then lose gate receipts from behind closed doors matches, when that money should be directed into the better monitoring and policing of games. It is not going to be resolved overnight, the powers on high need to be taking a much more prominent and firmer stance and then players may have faith that it will be dealt properly and not down to them to make a point about the issue by walking off.

posted 4 days, 12 hours ago

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50048932

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