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Paddy Power’s all-white cast calls every Chelsea fan a racist

by | 2nd, March 2015

Yesterday at Wembley Chelsea defeated Spurs 2-0 to win the Capital One Cup. But more importantly there was NO race riot. No white men in manmade fibre s stopped a black man from boarding the Tube nor did they brawl with the self-styled ‘Yid Army’ .

Police did make five arrests on the day. But none was for racist chanting.

 

 

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To go with the police threats that they “may” arrest fans for racist chanting was Paddy Power offering football fans the opportunity to “PROVE YOU’RE NOT RACIST”.

We had hoped this was a lampooning of the police and the shrill and censorious anti-racsim outfit Kick It Out whose leader had called for Wembley to be swamped with moralising police officers, as if merely being a football fan made you a suspected Nazi (or vice versa).

 

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But it was not. It really was the chance to be an un-racist, to publicly showcase that you were one of the enlightened, like David Cameron, every national newspaper editor, the Royal Family, the Metropolitan Police Force  and pretty much everywhere else where a dark face is not a stain on the cue balls but a sign of the white leader’s moral goodness.

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