Friday, September 15, 2006


I learn from the front page of Il Giornale di Sicilia today that some idiotic West Ham fans were wearing T- shirts emblazoned with the words, "West Ham v The Mafia" at their club's UEFA match against Palermo last night. The Regional President, Cuffaro, has said that this "offends Sicily and all Sicilians". Quite right, too, and I am offended on their behalf.

If England were playing cricket against India or Pakistan and the fans had T- shirts proclaiming "England v Al- Qaida" there would be hell to pay and I'm sure the Race Relations people would soon have something to say about it.
See also my post "A T-shirt Storm" of 14.7.06.


Ellee Seymour said...

That's the English football scene for you, I bet you don't miss it, that you are glad to see the back of them, send them packing here.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

You're right, Ellee. I don't miss that!

Ballpoint Wren said...

Oh, boy, that would cause a huge ruckus over here!


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