Avoid witch hunts

February 3, 2011

Arsene Wenger has accused the media and fans of indulging in a witch hunt against Cesc Fabregas, characterized by this blog in The Grauniad. Cesc has been the centre of attention in his last two matches but there are easy explanations in response to the accusations of him trying to get players sent off, accusing refs of cheating, hacking down opposition players, telling them to fuck off when they ask for his shirt, diving, time wasting, taking illegal penalties, holding on to the ball in front of the crowd to stop the other team from kicking off, accusing other clubs of poor tactics and so on. There may well be evidence for all of these things in the last few games Arsenal have played, but that doesn’t stop the media from trotting them all out along with stories of all of his past demeanours of spitting at opposition players and managers, scissor tackles, studs up challenges, feigning injury, throwing food and generally falling out with every club, manager and player he comes up against.

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5 Responses to “Avoid witch hunts”

  1. Gareth said

    The whole problem stems from the clearly demonstratable fact that Fab plays for Arsenal. The poor guy never stood a chance. Had he played for pretty much any other side and he almost certainly wouldn’t have been such a complete and utter Arsenhole.

  2. PJ said

    I must say, I have never heard of such a newspaper called the GRAUNIAD, what language does it publish in? In what country is this paper published? I know of an English newspaper called The Guardian that prints articles on all kinds of topics, football news is covered there too. An explanation would certainly help my confusion.

  3. markelt said

    It’s a long standing joke, first made by Private Eye many years ago and now commonly known by anybody with an ounce of wit. So not you.

    You can Google it if you like. Might help if you do that with all your posts in future.

    After you’ve done that, try Googling Muphry’s Law (sic).

    (sic) means I know it’s misspelt.

  4. (sic) means that you have transcribed a quote that you know to contain an error (spelling, etc.) such as:

    “After you’ve done that, try Googling Muphry’s Law (sic).

    (sic) means I know it’s misspelt.[sic]”

    Which you would know if you Googled the phrase.

    Have a nice day.

  5. markelt said

    What are you talking about? I can tell it’s English from the words but it doesn’t seem to mean anything.

    Bless you for trying though.

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