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Spike

Antoine Griezmann

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5 minutes ago, The Skipper said:

So, when someone offends you, do you always respond to them in a calm rational manner?

With some things it's clear at the first sight that offender's intentions were the wrong ones. And that offender meant it. If I am unsure of his intentions, like every normal person would be in Griezmann's case, I do react in calm rational manner, yes, every time.

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1 minute ago, OhForAGreavsie said:

What is an SJW?

It's a short form for social justice warrior, and in this case, people who basically are ignoring someone's intention and getting enraged for something he didn't imply.

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10 minutes ago, El P. said:

With some things it's clear at the first sight that offender's intentions were the wrong ones. And that offender meant it. If I am unsure of his intentions, like every normal person would be in Griezmann's case, I do react in calm rational manner, yes, every time.

As would I. But not everyone is like me and you. The problem with this issue is that it unravels a lot of other issues as well, it isn’t as black and white as you make it out to be. You can have good intentions, doesn’t mean what you did isn’t wrong. People have different ways of expressing such. It’s wrong to dismiss the whole thing completely because some people who were offended by it reacted irrationally to it. 

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1 minute ago, The Skipper said:

As would I. But not everyone is like me and you. The problem with this issue is that it unravels a lot of other issues as well, it isn’t as black and white as you make it out to be. 

Well, I agree actually - both sides could be at fault. Offender and offended. And not being like me and you is their problem. Ergo - not thinking rationally is one's problem, too. But we are talking about this particular case in which I think Griezmann is not at fault, and offended people are. :)

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2 minutes ago, El P. said:

Well, I agree actually - both sides could be at fault. Offender and offended. And not being like me and you is their problem. Ergo - not thinking rationally is one's problem, too. But we are talking about this particular case in which I think Griezmann is not at fault, and offended people are. :)

Griezmann is a well renowned footballer, has a huge platform, he has to be careful with everything he posts on social media, it’ll get scrutinised. 

In my opinion Griezmann was at fault for being very stupid and insensitive, he is not racist per se... But, we need to condemn blackface because you don’t need to blacken yourself up to imitate a black person (vice versa) and because of the history behind it.

I can’t blame you for not understanding what sort of experiences or memories it would bring up for any individual who was offended by what Griezmann did because you won’t have experienced why they’re offended by it yourself. I was offended, hence why I’m pointing out the history behind what Griezmann did. I don’t believe I’m wrong in this case. What is wrong is not trying to educate the offender. Not everyone can rationally do that, but that doesn’t mean what they’re angry about automatically becomes void and false. That’s the narrative I’m seeing here which I truly believe is wrong. 

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3 hours ago, Sir Mikel OBE said:

This is how it works:

 

You can say the feelings of a group are not worthy of acceptance when you are able to frame it against another group which looks like them. Thus you have discredited them using "Their own". Its divide and conquer.

Just to add to this - native Ghanaians and Nigerians wouldn’t really automatically know what blackface (a false equivalence again from Leif) and its history is because they obviously wouldn’t have white people painting themselves black in Ghana or Nigeria. As in, they wouldn’t really have experienced it, unless they left their countries. Poor example to bring forward. 

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Shut up Skipper. Both Ghanians & Nigerians are the epitome of African, and as such, it's important to highlight that they themselves are showing more maturity than most of the African-Americans in this Griezmann scenario. Both sides have suffered oppression, both sides are a lot poorer than they should be because of white men of the past, but only 1 side consistently throws gasoline on small flickers like this, wailing 'disrespect! blasphemy! racism!'. It's a valid comparison. 
My post regards how people in 2 different places (America & the few African countries with a sizeable social media presence) deal with race relations in scenarios like this (1 side creating fire, the other side pacifist).  Your posts are about blackface.

I'm not saying anything more to someone who called us Chelsea fans racist for wanting Emenalo out.

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2 hours ago, Leif said:

I'm not saying anything more to someone who called us Chelsea fans racist for wanting Emenalo out.

He did? Can you link to that pls?

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52 minutes ago, manpe said:

He did? Can you link to that pls?

No way, I can't search forums for the life of me, :cry:but other members should confirm. I can't remember if the word 'racist' was said, I'm pretty sure it was; at the very least, it was stated that we clearly wanted him out because he's African. :lol:

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11 minutes ago, Leif said:

No way, I can't search forums for the life of me, :cry:but other members should confirm. I can't remember if the word 'racist' was said, I'm pretty sure it was; at the very least, it was stated that we clearly wanted him out because he's African. :lol:

Got it 

Oh my...

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5 hours ago, The Skipper said:

I partly agree with what you’re saying hence why I said Griezmann isn’t a racist, he’s ignorant. I have bigger problem with how people are reacting to the perception or history behind blackface as if it wasn’t used in a very derogatory way in the past and secondly, I don’t like my skin colour being used as an accessory in fancy dress. Being black isn’t something you can turn on and off. He doesn’t need to paint himself black to be depicted as a globetrotter. 

If any white person felt uncomfortable by the film 'White Chicks' then that is exactly what Skippers means by 'my skin isn't an accessory'. Terrible film but it makes an important point 'we aren't saying white-face is okay but if you're offended by it now you understand how it feels'. Not that I care either way about this incident, I just like knowing what people think.

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Some people are to quick at firing out the racist card out 2bh I found it funny two African American guys dress up has two white girls in White Chicks movie  but when a white guy dress up has a black guy hes knowing has a racist fs griezmann best friend is pogba some people need to stop living in the stone age and grow up 

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6 minutes ago, the wes said:

Some people are to quick at firing out the racist card out 2bh I found it funny two African American guys dress up has two white girls in White Chicks movie  but when a white guy dress up has a black guy hes knowing has a racist fs griezmann best friend is pogba some people need to stop living in the stone age and grow up 

What happened to those two black comedians that did that?

 

People are quick to mention that movie, but at the same time ignore the backlash they faced. When was the last time Shawn or Marlon Wayans have got any type of press in the United Kingdom Wes?

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18 minutes ago, Sir Mikel OBE said:

What happened to those two black comedians that did that?

 

People are quick to mention that movie, but at the same time ignore the backlash they faced. When was the last time Shawn or Marlon Wayans have got any type of press in the United Kingdom Wes?

I've seen that movie. Never had I heard that anybody considered it offensive until now, nor did it enter my mind for one second to get offended by a simple comedy. This is the first time I hear this, and it shocks me to find out how overly sensitive people are at some places.

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6 hours ago, Leif said:

Shut up Skipper. Both Ghanians & Nigerians are the epitome of African, and as such, it's important to highlight that they themselves are showing more maturity than most of the African-Americans in this Griezmann scenario. Both sides have suffered oppression, both sides are a lot poorer than they should be because of white men of the past, but only 1 side consistently throws gasoline on small flickers like this, wailing 'disrespect! blasphemy! racism!'. It's a valid comparison. 
My post regards how people in 2 different places (America & the few African countries with a sizeable social media presence) deal with race relations in scenarios like this (1 side creating fire, the other side pacifist).  Your posts are about blackface.

I'm not saying anything more to someone who called us Chelsea fans racist for wanting Emenalo out.

Shut up? I’m literally a Ghanaian (learn how to spell it) descent. I think I’m far more qualified to tell you about how a Ghanaian would feel about it. I’m telling you that some don’t know the history behind it because blackface never happened in their countries. African Americans weren’t the only ones offended by it...

I didn’t call every Chelsea fan racist either. Some of the abuse I’ve heard/seen (not all on here at all) of Emenalo made me come to that conclusion. 

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2 hours ago, manpe said:

Got it 

Oh my...

There’s nothing wrong with what is said there. I’ll repeat it again. I genuinely think some CFC fans didn’t like Emenalo or didn’t respect his role here because he’s of African descent. That doesn’t mean I said every CFC fan (Leif again putting words in people’s mouth, shock). 

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1 minute ago, The Skipper said:

There’s nothing wrong with what is said there. I genuinely think some CFC fans don’t like Emenalo or didn’t respect his role here because he’s of African descent. 

Some maybe, there are assholes everywhere especially in a community of millions of fans. That post made it sound like an accusation towards members on here.

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Just now, manpe said:

Some maybe, there are assholes everywhere especially in a community of millions of fans. That post made it sound like an accusation towards members on here.

That’s what Leif wants you to think - do you seriously think I would call everyone on here racist?

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