- Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:20 pm #512758
I've noticed this as well. As the violence lessened the hatred increased.mattomac wrote:I actually noticed it in football at first, I could never hate Everton or Man Utd to the point I'd call them scum or make airplane gestures.
Similarly I find anyone who uses Bradford or Hillsborough as some kind of reason to hurl abuse baffles me. I'm not a particularly confrontational person (that's why I prefer leafleting to canvassing) but I have friends who are fans of all clubs (Two really good mates who are Spurs fans) and yet I'm supposed to hate Spurs for some reason because this bloke has been on a Spurs forum and they call us all names under the sun.
Sorry but about 5 post above that is someone calling Man Utd scum. This guy who I've picked up through Labour can't stop with the angry faces and comments on anything Liverpool related. Just baffles me.
I would say Hillsborough was a turning point but it was a long time before that, The Sun just realised they could stoke this resentment up even though several other fan groups knew that Hillsborough and other grounds were death traps.
We've got democracy! Who needs solidarity?