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fartcatcher

Harmless Banter

Seems that football is the last refuge of racists, homophobes and sexists (apart from UKIP).

Freddy Shepherd, Ron Atkinson, Andy Gray & pal. Now Malky Mackay.

There's probably more that I've forgotten.

Image of the game is tarnished enough by the likes of Suarez, Cole, Barton without this stuff.
smiling badger

No surprise from the comments one bit. I'm sure that the football world and some of its leading figures are closet homophobics and racists.
Sir Bulldog Craggwood

Well it was half a dozen out of thousands of texts between close colleagues/friends

I've heard a lot worse said about Jews and minorities lately all over social media and in the street
Frazier Cranium

Yes, well said SBC.  Not condoning such 'banter' but blimey, there's a whiff of something more sinister about all of this, like Mackay is a target for someone he has seemingly wronged, someone with a lot of money and power.

How have the texts been publicised, is it a hacking thing again?
fartcatcher

What people say 'off the record'  is often more revealing about their views than what they say in public.
It's a copout - and one that is frequently used in football - to say that it was 'banter' or 'not intended for the public domain'. As the FA did with Richard Scudamore referring to women as 'gash'.

Worse things are being said elsewhere in the media but is that really an excuse?

The texts and email messages were sent using company phones and laptops. So Cardiff have every right to check that they are not being misused.

For the record. This is what was said.
Quote:
'Fkn chinkys. Fk it. There's enough dogs in Cardiff for us all to go around.'

On the arrival of South Korean international Kim Bo-Kyung

'Go on, fat Phil. Nothing like a Jew that sees money slipping through his fingers'


On football agent Phil Smith

'He's a snake, a gay snake. Not to be trusted'

On an official of another club

'Not many white faces amongst that lot but worth considering.'

On a list of potential signings

'I hope she's looking after your needs. I bet you'd love a bounce on her falsies.'

On a player's female agent

A picture entitled Black Monopoly (where every square was a "Go to Jail" square)

Sent to members of Cardiff's staff



The only thing questionable is the timing. It seems that Tan has released the information into the public at this time to inflict maximum damage, and done it very successfully.

I've worked in the Corporate world. If I'd been caught sending that sort of the stuff I'd have been out the door same day.

M and M have no-one to blame but themselves.
Frazier Cranium

I wouldn't try to make excuses for any of the remarks, was just saying that it seems to me Mackay got in to something much deeper and tougher than he could handle and that the evidence of that is coming out now.

Stupid bastard.  Doesn't deserve lynching though.
Sir Bulldog Craggwood

Its all to do with him stupidly suing Vincent Tan for unfair dismissal

As part of the investigation as to whether there was genuine wrongdoing and overspending by Mackay and his mate Moody, Tan's side got an order to seize email and text records and go through the homes of the men to get supporting documentation
Frazier Cranium

Thanks, that explains it... maybe I should read more newspapers... good ones that is
fartcatcher

I just found the whole thing predictable and slightly depressing. Disillusioned with football at the moment. Just generally. Think it may be showing.  

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