Dimples wrote:Beefymcfc wrote:mr_nool wrote:Beefymcfc wrote:But that's it mate, it will never come out because there's too much at stake for everybody invested in the game. From those who run the league's, the media, the fans, and even the government, nobody wants to see if there is an issue in this country because it's the world's favourite event.
As long as everybody goes about their business and the fans have their sense of community, everybody turns a blind eye.
Just like people complaining in this very thread, as long as there's a game, we'll still watch our team. It's part of us, just like an extended family.
Another issue is that fans don't pull in the same direction. We all complain about what happens to our club, but take the piss out of other fans when they get shafted. The inherent tribalism in football works like a perfect "divide and conquer" for the powers that be.
Yep, the Rag/Dipper/Spud/Chav/Arse cheating cunts, but I'll laugh if it ever happens to them. All in the name of banter though
In fairness it has happened to Chelsea Vs. Barcelona 1-1 in CL semi 2nd leg 2009
They were cheated that night. It was so blatant. Drogba lost the head after the match.
Also happened to Arsenal when they were level in the 2nd leg woth Barca before Van Persie was sent off for being offside.