Monday, 6 June 2016

Daily Mail Allows Extreme Islamophobia During Ramadan.

Daily Mail Allows Extreme Islamophobia During Ramadan.

I was genuinely quite amazed when I read this article from Katie Hopkins in the Daily Mail today. It is usually quite easy to ignore anything she says because she is too much of an idiotic caricature to take seriously. However, when an article starts with something as offensive and inflammatory as,

''Tis the season of bombers and Uber drivers who haven't eaten for 20 hours - welcome to the Midsummer madness of Ramadan',

it suddenly becomes quite difficult to just scroll past without stopping to marvel at the sheer level of prejudice being presented by a highly paid columnist for something that claims to be a reputable newspaper. 

She later tries to cover her obvious hatred of Muslims by pretending that she is writing from the viewpoint of somebody who is concerned about health and safety during fasting. However, this does not explain her need to refer to Muslims as 'bombers and Uber drivers' as well as all the other language that has been carefully chosen with the obvious intention of being as hurtful and derogatory as possible towards the 2.7 million people (approx) who are fasting during Ramadan in the United Kingdom. In a twist stranger than the ending of 'The Sixth Sense', she finishes the article by saying that she is only criticised for what she says due to unfair prejudice. Yeah, i don't get it either. 

In conclusion, The Daily Mail should be held fully accountable for the decision to allow such extreme Islamophobia during Ramadan. Inexcusable. 


Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Hodgson's Choice.

Hodgson's Choice and the Angry Masses

Hodgson has made his decision about the team going to Euro 2016 and it has mostly been met with:


This is because people tend to focus on the negative rather than the positive when it comes to English football. This attitude of 'we're completely doomed' is something you see before pretty much every single tournament we are involved in and something that separates England from many other countries in regards to support for the national team. It's no wonder that English players seem to have such lower confidence compared to other players when performing on a big stage. 

Before you get the pitchforks ready, I do completely agree with the general masses that Drinkwater should have been picked over the likes of Wilshere or Henderson. I mean, he is in incredible form and Wilshere is inconsistent at the best of times.  

However, there are also some positive inclusions. I'm really pleased that Rashford has been chosen. He is a player of genuine quality and his pace and eye for goal could make a real impact (as long as he doesn't just sit on the bench). Also, with an average age of 25, it is the youngest team to ever represent England at the European championships! This makes such a nice change from the same old, tired teams we have seen in recent years. Anyone else trying to ignore the fact that they're now older than the average England player? Plus, at least Delph was prevented from being picked (sorry Delph). 

In conclusion, when my fragile enthusiasm is inevitably proved to be horribly misplaced, at least we have a manager with a face capable of creating many a high-quality meme.