Anorak | Hacking Football Finally Reveals A Bout Of Old Style Racism

Hacking Football Finally Reveals A Bout Of Old Style Racism

by | 21st, November 2014

MALKY Mackay is now manager of Wigan Athletic. When his private text messages were aired, a few were shown to be offensive, revealing the then Cardiff City manager to be a grade A pillock. As a result of his offensive messages, Mackay lost out on the top job at Crystal Palace.

Punishment was swift.

The Press think the story of his appointment at Wigan is a huge deal:


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And with his being football local MP Lisa Nandy waded in. After all,  Malky Makay is “role model”, you know, like MPs, the chap who reads the BBC news, the Strictly Come Dancing hoofers and, well, anyone really. A role model might even be your dad or someone you actually know and deal with day to day, rather than the manager of your favourite football team.



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Having been seen to be pure and senstive to the burning issues, Nandy then reacted to Mackay’s appointment:

“I wrote to the club last week asking them to take fans’ concerns into account and ensure any appointment was consistent with Wigan Athletic’s values. They have assured me that they have done so and I hope this marks the start of a successful next chapter for the club.”

Wigan is run as a private business. It seeks no public funds. Mr Mackay is paid by the club. It’s up to them if they want to give Mackay a job. This letter is the MP is grandstanding on the issues of race and sexism (the messages were racist and sexist). She has cast herself as the protector and upholder of good morals. Football has been politicised.

Nandy should recall how the private messages were made known to the public. Makay had been sacked by Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan.

…Mackay demanded £7.5million compensation prompting Tan to launch a private investigation into the way transfers were conducted at his club.

That led to top lawyers Mishcon de Reya obtaining a court order to raid Moody’s London home in March, where computers and digital equipment were seized. It was then that the message exchanges with Mackay were unearthed. Shortly afterwards, Mackay dropped his compensation claim and made a thorough public apology for criticising Tan.

Would all MPs like eveyone of their private comments made public? Don’t we let off steam in private, say things we would not say in public? Don’t we all deserve the right ot a private life? Was the outing of Mackays texts a form of hacking?

Of course some people are just openly bigoted.

The Sun reports:

WIGAN chief Dave Whelan has apologised for sparking a new race storm with his astonishing remarks about Jews and Chinese. Whelan was accused of anti-Semitism after claiming: “Jewish people chase money more than everybody else.”

He also insisted it is “nothing” to call a Chinese person a “chink” — drawing fierce criticism from Kick It Out.

You could roll your eyes or sneeze wrong and attract fierce criticism from the

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