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12 minutes ago, wilsoncgp said:

It was more a gesture of good will rather than "Lets raise money for her struggles". I wouldn't have put money into that personally but whoever did, it's their money and their choice to do that, not to help her but just to say "We're not all arseholes, you know". I think some people watching all that unfold in the way it did after the game will have felt quite helpless to prevent it so it's good that a way was found to send a overwhelmingly positive message to battle back against the dark and despicable message the horrible few were able to send.

And to be fair, if they actually find the father, he may well just turn round and say donate it somewhere instead. I'd love a random £35k to turn up on my doorstep yeah but I think I would probably ask it to be donated to a charity of my choosing if it were me, understanding the context of it all. We can't really say what state this German father and her daughter are in but you can probably safely assume they're not struggling too much if they're travelling to England for a football match. Probably. I'm betting if they find the fella and he does accept the money, there'll be some who demonise him for that. It's up to him though what he wants to do with it or if he even wants to be associated with it.

I know some will ask also whether the girl or father saw it or if she would even understand it but just because it was shown as a personal attack doesn't mean it doesn't affect the way people view people in our country and how people in Germany may see themselves as being viewed. Starting to call people Nazis because they're German is diabolical, it's a disgusting lazy stereotype to keep attaching those people to a past that they've overwhelmingly wanted to move away from and this won't be the last time people from another country label them in such a way. Politically speaking, I wouldn't be too surprised to find out the instigators of the abuse would situate themselves further right than the majority of the people they target with this slander. Or that they're people who complain about people taking the knee because politics shouldn't be involved with football.

Beautifully put. 

The funniest thing about that last part is that they're likely the very same people complaining about something they started. Those scumbags who racially abuse footballers at matches and online, now bitching about a response they caused.

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When you see something like that it makes you think about stuff and I think its an appropriate time to also say how positive this forum is for myself and my mental health and mood.  It’s a great place

The problem with the gesture itself (in my opinion) is that there are no concrete goals. 'End racism' is a noble idea, but how do we know when that's been achieved? Can it be achieved? I wonder i

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2 hours ago, Brunners said:

If that screenshot is fake, fair enough! 

The tweets are weird as *** though. Even if you want to give him the benefit of the doubt you have to question his choice to wink after some of the *** he said.

Lets do a bit of a timeline of how it has unfolded:

- Man raises funds for the young German girl (who was also abused and called a Nazi and a slag widely on social media)

- Man gets called a creep and paedophile for helping her (yes there are far more appropriate charitable causes)

- People knock up a fake porn site screenshot purporting to be of him with a "the younger the better" quote and scroll through his Twitter and Instagram to look for anything that, taken out of context, could look creepy, which wasn't that hard considering that his character had already been assassinated.

I'd never heard the scurrilous rumour until I read it on here last night. It then took me 10 minutes to look into and dismiss the apparent "evidence" on Twitter. All he has done is use some winks when talking about kids, yet the dangerous mix of opinionated, yet fundamentally disinformed people have interpreted it as him being a paedophile.

It's reminiscent of the character assassination that happened to Christopher Jeffries, landlord of the murdered Joanna Yates, who because he was an oddball, everyone assumed was guilty and the media had to pay him massive libel damages: https://www.theguardian.com/media/greenslade/2011/jul/29/joanna-yeates-national-newspapers.

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7 minutes ago, p_mards said:

Lets do a bit of a timeline of how it has unfolded:

- Man raises funds for the young German girl (who was also abused and called a Nazi and a slag widely on social media)

- Man gets called a creep and paedophile for helping her (yes there are far more appropriate charitable causes)

- People knock up a fake porn site screenshot purporting to be of him with a "the younger the better" quote and scroll through his Twitter and Instagram to look for anything that, taken out of context, could look creepy, which wasn't that hard considering that his character had already been assassinated.

I'd never heard the scurrilous rumour until I read it on here last night. It then took me 10 minutes to look into and dismiss the apparent "evidence" on Twitter. All he has done is use some winks when talking about kids, yet the dangerous mix of opinionated, yet fundamentally disinformed people have interpreted it as him being a paedophile.

It's reminiscent of the character assassination that happened to Christopher Jeffries, landlord of the murdered Joanna Yates, who because he was an oddball, everyone assumed was guilty and the media had to pay him massive libel damages: https://www.theguardian.com/media/greenslade/2011/jul/29/joanna-yeates-national-newspapers.

This is a good write up and that is on me for not looking deeper into it.

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On 7/5/2021 at 11:17 AM, SouthernSmoggie said:

This entire shambles has shown how poisonous social media is and how much better off we'd be without it.

It's frightening how easy it is to kick a hornet's nest on social media. It's one of many reasons I rarely bother to use it nowadays. People love to be outraged almost as much as they love lambasting anyone who doesn't agree with them. Their opinions trump your facts, and woe betide you for suggesting otherwise.

I wouldn't scrap social media entirely, though. My mum has over 12,500 followers on Instagram and has made some real-life friends through it, so it clearly works for some people. (Before anyone asks, her account is all about her cats, rather than anything pervy).

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11 minutes ago, RiseAgainst said:

It's frightening how easy it is to kick a hornet's nest on social media. It's one of many reasons I rarely bother to use it nowadays. People love to be outraged almost as much as they love lambasting anyone who doesn't agree with them. Their opinions trump your facts, and woe betide you for suggesting otherwise.

I wouldn't scrap social media entirely, though. My mum has over 12,500 followers on Instagram and has made some real-life friends through it, so it clearly works for some people. (Before anyone asks, her account is all about her cats, rather than anything pervy).

Are you saying your mum's pussy is popular on social media?

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56 minutes ago, Denzel Zanzibar said:

Are you saying your mum's pussy is popular on social media?

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All I'm saying is a lot of people try to slide into her DMs...

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This game is set up to be an incredible spectacle... So it'll probably end up being a cagey affair! Undoubtedly the two teams that play the best football though, hopefully that continues tonight

 

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I'm guessing that a sniper takes out an Italian within the opening ten minutes with a display worthy of an Oscar.

Considering what happened to Christian Eriksen earlier in the contest they should be ashamed of their play acting. I sadly doubt they will however but I do sincerely hope that Karma is the winner tonight! Viva Espana.

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Just now, RiseAgainst said:

I love that little car. I'd love it even more if the batteries went flat midway across the pitch and someone had to run on to rescue it.

A 2nd bigger, recovery car to help it would be brilliant! 😂

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11 minutes ago, DanFromDownSouth said:

THE LITTLE CAR IS BACK!!!!!

I nearly stopped writing my post to @Uwe in the other thread by ending it prematurely with "I can't do this any more, there's a little car on the pitch again"

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