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    Zat Knight

    Apologies if this thread has already been started

    Pity if true

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    Cant see why he would make that up, sad to hear. Could certainly have done with him in our team

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    what a disgrace

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    Disgusting carry on.

    Can't imagine they emanated from people who actually support the Irish football team but they deserve a vicious beating whoever the cowardly fcukers are.
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    IIRC, at the time nobody actually wanted him for the Irish Squad. However, that doesn't excuse any idiot that sent any racist letters to him.

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    Horrible,cowardly and embarressing.

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    Not good, dont think he is much good but that is disgusting. Strange thing as we have had plenty of black players playing for us and none, as far as I know, have ever been abused.

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    Racism - Bad bad bad. Not good. Sad its come out like this. Dont think he ever wanted to play for us anyway and I doubt he made up his mind over a couple of letters that he "took with a pinch of salt"

    Its not to say its not rife in this country but thats whole other story.

    I've only openly witnessed it at one international game ever and the guy was an a**hole to begin with. (The victim,a fan who was sitting beside this guy, complained to the stewards at half time who proceeded to laugh at her and walk off - Slovakia '07)
    Who is this guy, Trapper Tony?

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    There was a series of racist letters received during Kerr's time with the team, if you remember.

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    Have to be carefull how i word this...

    He never said the racist letters were about being black.. It could well have been a because he was English.... and blatantly trying to use his Irish elligabillity as leverage to squeeze into the England squad. Which he was doing....
    I pity the fool!.... But suggest ways that he might improve himself.

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    I'm glad he's been capped by England as although I feel he's good enough for us, he ain't Irish in any way shape or form. However, racism has no place what so ever in Irish football or Irish society as a whole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr_peepee View Post
    Have to be carefull how i word this...

    He never said the racist letters were about being black.. It could well have been a because he was English.... and blatantly trying to use his Irish elligabillity as leverage to squeeze into the England squad. Which he was doing....
    Are you sure about that? Why would he use that as a leverage?

    Strange
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deckydee View Post
    Are you sure about that? Why would he use that as a leverage?
    In much the same way El Tel was using the Bulgaria job to try and secure the Irish job. That is, of course, if the accusation is true.

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    terrible stuff , wonder where they emanated from ? imagine being so het up about it that you worte a letter to a player who might play for ireland ?? sick people out there
    Was he crazy!! Yeah , in a very special way , an Irishman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deckydee View Post
    Are you sure about that? Why would he use that as a leverage?

    Strange
    It was covered here on this board at the time. He more or less said if Sven didn't cap him soon he was gonna play for us instead. Which of course p!ssed people off over here.

    So I was thinking maybe the racist letters were more in the vain of "You're not wanted here so f'ck off you English ****", instead of what that little ol' lady said to the New Sheriff in Blazzing Saddles!!!!

    Not that either one is right you understand..
    I pity the fool!.... But suggest ways that he might improve himself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr_peepee View Post
    little ol' lady said to the New Sheriff in Blazzing Saddles!!!!

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    The Sheriff's near???
    Who is this guy, Trapper Tony?

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    If this is true its terrible. Bit of a bizarre thing to come out with.
    In Trap we trust

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeilMcD View Post
    If this is true its terrible. Bit of a bizarre thing to come out with.

    Definitely, and why come out with the story now?

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    Yeah, it's pretty disgraceful. It ****es me off that a minority of people can influence football so much with disgusting actions like this. However, from reading the article is sounds like he isn't really that bothered about playing for us and doesn't consider himself Irish at all, so in that regards to that, it probably worked out the best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dr_peepee View Post
    It was covered here on this board at the time. He more or less said if Sven didn't cap him soon he was gonna play for us instead. Which of course p!ssed people off over here.

    So I was thinking maybe the racist letters were more in the vain of "You're not wanted here so f'ck off you English ****", instead of what that little ol' lady said to the New Sheriff in Blazzing Saddles!!!!

    Not that either one is right you understand..

    Hmm, that was not the way to go about it!!

    I think he is a bit of an idiot for doing that.
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