reply to post by boymonkey74
Some of you just do not understand the British sense of humour do you.
And the monkey hits the bull!
Apparently all darts fans are morons.
Apparently all British sports fans are violent psychopaths.
Apparently alcohol is the devil's brew.
Apparently all Anglo Saxons and Brits are racists.
What utter and complete bollocks.
I've played darts on and off for years, pretty badly nowadays.
I'm going to a Premier League in Newcastle next year with my Dad and elder brother - none of us are morons I assure you.
We thoroughly intend to have a bloody good drink and a laugh.
It seems ok to criticise Britsh sports fans and then conveniently forget all the other acts of violence that occur around sporting events elsewhere in
the world - after Stanley Cup games and basketball matches in the US and Canada, football matches throughout South America, Africa etc.
Hell, two American nations even went to war with each other over a football match.
Brits aren't particularly unique in getting passionate about sport - but we did bring style and class to it with the whole Casual culture.
As for drinking; hell, sure many drink to excess - but again, no more so than some other countries.
And yes, areas of the UK can be very violent, but so are areas of nearly every country / city I've ever been to - and I've been to a hell of a lot.
And isn't it strange that nearly every single civilization and society throughout history has independantly brewed and enjoyed alcohol - it's no
conspiracy and certainly nothing unique to Europe.
Perhaps it would be better if we all snorted natural hallucinogens up our nose - and talked to our long lost ancestors, or invisible spirits who live
in streams and rocks or even talk to the animals etc?
After reading 11pages, (truly amazing), I am convinced that a lot of people need to get out and about more and generally just lighten up a bit.
And for the record, I despise bullying of any kind but I honestly don't see this as bullying - if the guy had simply laughed it off and had a bit of
craic back experience leads me to think that it would have been taken as good humoured banter - nothing more, nothing less.
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Freeborn because: Spelling, grammar, clarity etc