December 22, 2017

Brexit blamed for spike in “Islamophobic” comments at soccer games

David MenziesMission Specialist

Apparently Islamophobia has reached a fever pitch in the U.K., all because of Brexit.

According to a Sky News article, the evidence is that some Muslim players have been catcalled from the stands.

Can you imagine? Trash-talking and ball-busting at a British soccer game?

Troy Townsend, an education officer with Kick It Out, an organization that monitors racism in soccer, told Sky News:

“I was always worried about Brexit and the outcome of that and I think what we've found now is people want to take ownership a lot more.”

But, why blame Brexit for Islamophobic comments at soccer games? Surely there are other factors like climate change, or Donald Trump’s election, or the Atlanta Falcons losing to the Patriots in the Super Bowl?

The nub of the story is found near the bottom where we’re told that faith-related insults make up 2% of the nasty chitchat, meaning that 98% of bad language pertains to other subject matters.

So, why the crusade against Islamaphobic remarks, especially since organized soccer is a sport that officially embraces anti-Semitism?

I guess if we can somehow blame Brexit for this alleged spike in intolerance, then that’s a lefty double play for the ages!

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commented 2017-12-22 20:58:27 -0500
David, You forgot to mention Mr Brexit, himself, Nigal Farage. This guy will go down in history as ‘The man who changed a Countries future’.
commented 2017-12-22 18:33:40 -0500
OFF TOPIC
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commented 2017-12-22 15:37:50 -0500
The Brexit boogeyman strikes again!
Must have been a very slow day at Sky News.
commented 2017-12-22 14:58:42 -0500
As a Glasgow Rangers supporting Scottish Protestant who married a nice Catholic girl whose entire family supported Glasgow Celtic; between us we could do 2% for the whole of the United Kingdom on one Saturday afternoon alone. Easy-peasy. The Pope’s ears must have been red hot back then.
commented 2017-12-22 14:56:29 -0500
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 34,521 Attacks, 224,397 Killed, 303,775 Injured that we know of.