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Activist culture in football

I am finding this whole activist culture that is creeping into football a little disturbing. At the moment I am observing a movement at THFC from fans that are disgruntled with the way the club has declined but it is not something that is unique to my club. We have seen it across the board with Arsenal, Newcastle and Man United.

I understand why activist organisers do it, as they are probably making a fair bit on the side. I imagine that they are making a decent amount of money printing that #ENICOUT and #LEVYOUT merchandise. There is probably a website out there that sells them and dropships it in the most environmentally unfriendly way possible from an overseas warehouse where they don't pay their workers a fair wage. Same for all the clickbait online videos that are pumped out, profiting on people's emotions.

Why is this happening? Do we not have bigger problems in our lives? Or is it something that is happening as the game globalizes and goes online more and more? Or maybe it is something that has always happened and I am only just noticing now?

JA Army, I am interested in your thoughts. @Admin, please multiboard

I'd also like to ringfence this discussion to activism on football topics only. Things like poor management of clubs' funds, declining form and poor management. Not taking the knee or other social issues. Purely Football related activism only please.

posted 5 days, 5 hours ago

Any fool with a phone can make their voice heard.

Back in the day, to complain you had to write a letter of objection, which at least ruled out them what dont reed and rite to good, and with the cost of a stamp and a walk to the post box necessary, it was only the truly offended that sought to have their voice heard.

Now a "fan" who lives anywhere in the world, may never have been to a Spurs game or put a penny into the club and sit there in his pants eating his daily breakfast of a Rustler microwave burger and a can carling at 1pm in the afternoon, and type "lack of ambition" "Levy out" etc

posted 5 days, 4 hours ago

comment by Hector (U3606)
posted 1 hour, 13 minutes ago
Fans, especially EPL fans, pay a shed load of money to follow their clubs, they have every right to voice their unhappiness. As a great man once said, football without the fans is nothing and there's nothing wrong in reminding the money men of that fact.
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Hec

posted 5 days, 3 hours ago

These days fans are seen as nothing but consumers, and no more so than at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and Sports Entertainment Project.

posted 5 days, 2 hours ago

comment by ● Billy The Yidd ● 2020* 2021* ENIC OUT! (U3924)
posted 52 minutes ago
These days fans are seen as nothing but consumers, and no more so than at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and Sports Entertainment Project.
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Yeah, I cannot believe Levy doesn't know everyone in the stadium by name. Levy out. Ashely's looking for a club and he's a Spurs fan and will sit in amongst us and have a beer

posted 5 days, 2 hours ago

comment by Devonshirespur (U6316)
posted 2 hours, 53 minutes ago
Any fool with a phone can make their voice heard.

Back in the day, to complain you had to write a letter of objection, which at least ruled out them what dont reed and rite to good, and with the cost of a stamp and a walk to the post box necessary, it was only the truly offended that sought to have their voice heard.

Now a "fan" who lives anywhere in the world, may never have been to a Spurs game or put a penny into the club and sit there in his pants eating his daily breakfast of a Rustler microwave burger and a can carling at 1pm in the afternoon, and type "lack of ambition" "Levy out" etc
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Its 8AM here. Where'd you put the camera?

posted 5 days, 2 hours ago

For many fans football is a big part of their life, this doesn't need paragraphs of debate lmao.

comment by Silver (U6112)

posted 5 days, 1 hour ago

comment by Wetherby White (U6810)
posted 4 hours, 27 minutes ago
Clickbait thing is the absolute worse, people need to stop clicking, it's a reward system for the brain that people need to break. It's same with tick-tock videos etc etc, people are profiting from this and what for?
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I'm sure admin1 has noted your 'support'?

posted 4 days, 23 hours ago

Protest, activism, and politics has always been part of sport, and has its place. In our particular context the club deem it appropriate to charge the highest/some of the highest ticket prices in England, and with very little to show for it. Glad certain fan groups are taking a stand.

posted 4 days, 22 hours ago

comment by Devonshirespur (U6316)
posted 7 hours, 10 minutes ago
Any fool with a phone can make their voice heard.

Back in the day, to complain you had to write a letter of objection, which at least ruled out them what dont reed and rite to good, and with the cost of a stamp and a walk to the post box necessary, it was only the truly offended that sought to have their voice heard.

Now a "fan" who lives anywhere in the world, may never have been to a Spurs game or put a penny into the club and sit there in his pants eating his daily breakfast of a Rustler microwave burger and a can carling at 1pm in the afternoon, and type "lack of ambition" "Levy out" etc
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Wish I cud reed and rite 😢

posted 4 days, 21 hours ago

comment by The Mighty Tottenham Hotspur. (U7858)
posted 36 minutes ago
comment by Devonshirespur (U6316)
posted 7 hours, 10 minutes ago
Any fool with a phone can make their voice heard.

Back in the day, to complain you had to write a letter of objection, which at least ruled out them what dont reed and rite to good, and with the cost of a stamp and a walk to the post box necessary, it was only the truly offended that sought to have their voice heard.

Now a "fan" who lives anywhere in the world, may never have been to a Spurs game or put a penny into the club and sit there in his pants eating his daily breakfast of a Rustler microwave burger and a can carling at 1pm in the afternoon, and type "lack of ambition" "Levy out" etc
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Wish I cud reed and rite 😢
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I fink it makes peeple sound reelly thick when thay can't rite proper

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