Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Del Boy, Feb 5, 2010.
Why not just type properly anyway though?
If you were an intern for Nike and published statements online that Nike was rubbish, you hated it, you wouldn't wear it and you much prefered Reebok because they made infinitely better products, then these comments made their way into the media you would almost certainly lose your internship and you sure as hell wouldn't be offered a full time position.
And this more like the Pope saying he's an atheist.
I was about to write something similar. There are tons of people who have been fired from their jobs for writing abusive remarks on their Facebook, Twitter etc. or in emails circulated amongst colleagues and friends.
I'm not fully buying into the idea that this is real, because there are a ton of weirdos out there creating fake profiles and such, but if it's proven to be his profile and that he wrote those comments then he surely has to be disciplined if not released from his contract, just as he would be in a real job.
Anyway, the kid is only 15, shouldn't there be someone monitoring his usage of the internet.
It's not the same though. If you were a salesman for Nike then your comments would conflict with your work because you were being contradictory. Not to mention that your opinion on products can change with every passing minute. Your support for a club is infinite, so an employer has to respect his employees desire to support another club. Like I said, he was disrespectful but there really isn't much more to it. Especially, none of this crock **** about him being an illiterate and how he should be sent packing.
Maybe he just couldn't be bothered. Maybe he was oblivious to the 300 A-M members who were going to scrutinised his webpage. Maybe he thought that this is the one place where he can write exactly like how he talks, without a teacher telling him otherwise. It's a networking page, who the **** actually cares about how coherent it is.
It's disingenous to lump us fans into one whole group. I don't contribute to his wages and neither to the large majority of Arsenal fans. I highly doubt any of those Facebook merchants pay his wages, either.
if he both talks and writes like that, i feel even more sorry for him...
Not to mention if he talks like he writes he is definitely a ****, which is what I was saying anyway.
Eh? 60,000 people pay good money every week to this club and it falls down the chain to players. How can you condone him telling them "go kill yourselves" or "arsenal aint english".
There is a line and this punk surely has crossed it. Should be released on the spot.
There are thousands of kids and adults that would give their right arm to play for this great club. If this little **** doesn't appreciate his position or the club then can **** off.
not only that. merchandise, tv money, prize money etc are all direct or indirect payed for by the fans.
So now the "job" comparison doesn't suit your argument any more? Of course they aren't the same, Nike consumers wont be deeply offended by comments the way supporters of a football club will.
Of course they do. Everyone who buys a ticket to a match does and he's just insulted everyone of them.
Most footballers are dumb thats why they ended up playing football, most of us know more about Arsenal and football in general than they do and this guy is only 16 which makes him twice as stupid.
Don't worry too much.
Exactly. What is the bets Outlaw is wearing an Arsenal jersey when he posted that?
Money paid to the club.
Although he probably has his Chelsea top on for tomorrow... :wink:
I've said enough in this thread. Ultimately, the difference between myself and most others is that I don't take FACEBOOK comments seriously, especially not those made by a young and immature 15 year old. Least of all, I'm not going to make conclusions from it, particularly because I don't have the full story.
Whether he said it on Facebook, on TV, out on the town or wherever it doesn't change what he said.
Unless he didn't actually say it! Like I said this could be a bitter person with a grudge against him for all we know. Its hard to believe somebody would be that stupid.
Personally, there is a marked difference between a social networking site and an actual media outlet. One is a medium to convey a message to the masses, whilst another is used as a means to connect with your friends to basically have fun.
Completely irrelevant. No different to him posting on his facebook and Shava posting on his blog. The reality is this kid has an opportunity that he's been given by Arsenal and it comes with certain responsibilities. One of those is not to embarrass the club publicly by posting **** like this on the internet.
That's where we disagree, I think it's completely relevent.
wow, I have some footballers on facebook and if you lot could read what some of them say you would all go crazy. especially a certain young England player who plays up North. him comments are hilarious, they make my day.
Oh, for ****'s sake. You're talking about derailing a fifteen year old kid's future career over a paragraph he wrote on Facebook.
If that were to happen then in one week everyone on here calling for his head would have forgotten his name, but he certainly wouldn't have forgotten his misfortune.
Just take him aside and give him a stern warning. Suspend him for a fortnight or something. That's what would happen if he was a regular kid and instead of bagging out Arsenal and gooners, he was bagging out his school and his teachers.
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