The raven chides blackness!

9 November 2007

So there is this footballer named Stephen Ireland, and last weekend he scored a goal, and promptly dropped his shorts to reveal Superman Underwear[1] I know, not a good move, but you know, worse things happen at sea. There was the Titanic incident, crappy film or what?

In response to Ireland’s celebration many of the papers have been giving out. Whatever. But one in particular struck me as amooosing as I wandered lonely as a cloud[2] home. It was probably the Evening Herald as I was finished for the day which makes me suspect that it was evening time. But maybe it wasn’t. Who can say for sure. The truth is as cunning as a very cunning fox and often hides from us. Especially when memories are involved.

But this is all beside the point, the point is that it was a shitty tabloidy paper that I’m talking about.

You know the sort, jump down anyone’s throat. Print pictures of naked peoples. That sort of class operations.

So, you have that image of responsible meeja behaviour in your mind? Now, imagine what they said about Stephen Ireland’s behaviour? Will I reveal all …
They said he was crass. Which yes, he may very well have been, but I wonder did the editor think about the colour of pots and kettles, or what happens when you toss stones about and live in a glass house?

I’m guessing not.

Title provided by Mr. Shakespeare in Troilus and Cressida


  1. Capital letters for emphasis
  2. its like a pavlovian response to wander isnt it?

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3 Responses

  1. jean pierre says:

    i personally thought his celebration brilliant! :)

    i mean, yes, it was a little irresponsible but i think everyone (the media) has lost their sense of humour a bit.

    and the look on his face… haha. he looked so happy. i loved it.

  2. weenie says:

    Footballers should celebrate like that more often.

    Men often complain that their wives/girlfriends aren't interested in the footie – here's one way to get the ladies to sit through a game and will the players to score… :-)

  3. Fence says:

    JP I didn't think it brilliant, but I didn't think it was even half as "horrific" as some were describing it. And sure it isn't as though he harmed anyone so I don't really see the problem.

    weenie, just think of all the footballers that you really don't want to see more of…