Anorak | Fabrice Muamba and the Munich Air Disaster – compare and contrast

Fabrice Muamba and the Munich Air Disaster – compare and contrast

by | 21st, March 2012

FABRICE Muamba is ill. On twitter, Liam Stacey has been death with but what to make of Red Issue , the Manchester United fanzine that sees mourn porn in the media’s cynical treatment of Muamba. It tweets :

* Bolton reserve game off. Time for ‘professionals’ to return to work methinks. Good job they’re not on £22k p/a in Afghanistan.

* News just in: Queen abandons Jubilee Tour. “One doesn’t think it right at a time a man is fighting for his life.” Olympics now in doubt.

* More stats for all our fans out there: 0 Bolton games postponed when 33 supporters died 2 Lpool games postponed when 95 supporters died

@Pearcesport  “at Muamba hospital”??? Are you for real? Has it changed its name in solidarity?  #callthisjournalism ?

James Pearce, the BBC commentators, did not call it Muamba Hospital, he used the small ‘h’. Red Issue adds:

* Leader of Bolton Council objecting to the “disproportionate amount of publicity given by the press to Manchester United” in May 1958: “I thought the public were getting tired of all the tremendous amount of publicity concerning Manchester United. I hoped to …”

* Compare & contrast: 2: Bolton games called off after player collapses 2: United games called off after 8 players die

Anorak is not overfly fond of morn porn, the mawkish wallowing in orchestrated public displays of grief that followed the deaths of Baby P and Princess Diana. The  opportunistic  Sun sees a cause in Muamba’s continued existence, itself presented as  a sign of God’s love . It’s the Good Footballer story the tabloids can tuck

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