Now Wayne Rooney’s to blame for Broken Britain…
“Act naturally, act naturally…”
The Spoiler has never been one to disrespect the fine men and women of the British Police and we’d certainly never have a go at someone’s blog – mainly because we know how much it hurts when people have a go at us *sniff*.
HOWEVER! Superintendent Mark Payne of the West Midlands Police has pushed us very, very close to making us do both of those despicable things…
Writing on his blog two days ago (and reported on The Daily Mail website today), Superintendent Payne decided to give his views on the whole Wayne Rooney swearing into a camera malarkey and tenuously link it back to the problems of a Saturday night out in Broken Britain.
Here’s what he said in his blog (IN FULL!):
“At the weekend I watched Wayne Rooney score a hat trick for Man Utd, rescuing them from certain defeat. He celebrated this achievement by walking over to the nearest camera and indulging in a juvenile rant using a series of four letter words, his face screwed up in rage. This all happened in the middle of the day, when the match would have been watched by thousands of impressionable youngsters.
“Why is this worthy of comment? I have seen a thousand Rooney’s, and I am sure most police officers will have. The same aggressive stance, the bulging eyes, the foul mouthed rant, fists clenched, surrounded by his mates, all cheering him on. I have seen this on Friday and Saturday nights, as young men (and more often young ladies) engage in a ‘good night out.’ I have seen people argue over almost every kind of nonsense you could imagine. ‘He stole my place in the taxi queue,’ ‘he looked at my girlfriend,’ ‘he is from the wrong estate,’ ‘ I didn’t like the look of him.’”
“Rooney has offered some form of apology, no doubt drafted by an Old Trafford press officer, apparently it was the emotion of the moment, so that is all right then. He will get a two game ban for his sins (although apparently Utd are appealing).
“What he won’t be able to do is alter the impression that he has left in the eyes of the watching youngsters. It is OK to insult and abuse, it is OK to react with ridiculous aggression to perceived slights or provocation, it is excusable because it is the heat of the moment.
“If Rooney had behaved like that in Wolverhampton on Saturday night, I would have expected my officers to lock him up. My officers will face more Rooneys over the weekend, no doubt somebody will be injured in some meaningless fight. An officer will have to go and tell a parent that their son or daughter is in hospital as a result.
“People in positions of influence have an obligation to behave like human beings. It is not a lot to ask.”
Quite frankly, The Spoiler doesn’t know where to start, but we get a horrible feeling he might actually be trying to blame normal people misbehaving on famous people misbehaving.
However, what really grinds our gears is the fact that people are STILL under the impression that children and young adults are so f*cking thick that they can’t be trusted to make their own mind up about anything.
Here’s a theory we’ve been working on for some time – some people go out on a Saturday night looking for a fight. Some people swear. Some people are just plain, unadulterated ****s. However, this has NOTHING to do with Wayne Rooney saying WORDS or anything like that.
Other people go out on a Saturday night looking for a couple of quiet drinks and a laugh. Other people don’t swear. Other people are just plain, unadulterated nice people. This also has NOTHING to do with Wayne Rooney saying WORDS or anything like that.
Can we stop with this stupid idea that everything a footballer (always a footballer) does will automatically be copied by thousands of dribbling morons regardless of other less shiny influences like friends and family?
Obviously, not everyone will agree. Share your thoughts/abuse below…