Mr Rashford and woeful ignorance

Hasn’t anyone told Marcus how stupid this is?

Marcus Rashford interview: ‘People don’t like to see a young black man being successful’

Hmm.

8.1 million people
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side won 3-2 thanks to Bruno Fernandes’ free-kick in the 78th minute at Old Trafford. The tie recorded an average match audience of 8.1 million people, with 2.6 million also watching on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport online.

10 million people tune in to see if a young black man is going to be successful on that day, at that hour.

This is “don’t like” is it?

23 thoughts on “Mr Rashford and woeful ignorance”

  1. Wilful, not woeful. Successful young black men in sport and music have achieved huge recognition and affection in the UK since before Rashford was born.
    His divisive activism/whining is a strategy from his US PR firm, which like many Septic organisations thinks race in the UK is as poisonous as it is in the US. And is working to make it that way in reality.

  2. Probably the millions watching 22 chumps chase a bladder around a field were watching to observe the quality of the bladder chasing rather than the hue of those involved in the nonsense.

  3. ’ There is a drive and a gentle intensity to Marcus Rashford when he speaks.’

    Sure there is. But no actual truth. Not that it seems to matter any more.

  4. Back in the 80s, Bono and Geldof were often mocked for being hypocritical millionnaires. The fact that they were both Irish was merely incidental.

  5. People don’t like to see a young black

    After the tiresome shenanigans of last year, I’d be surprised if this isn’t at least partially true. 15,600 stabbings in London alone in a single year and woke millionaires endlessly telling us how much they hate wypipo is enough to turn at least some people off.

  6. Steve is right here. Whereas I never cared what the colour of someone’s skin is, now I’m irritated by the whole thing. It is a deliberate attempt to make us all racists. And was I the only one whose reaction to the BLM activist getting shot in the crossfire between two gangs was “meh.”

  7. I would love to see David Kurten being prime minister and he is a black man – although not young.

  8. Longrider
    “.. was I the only one whose reaction to the BLM activist getting shot in the crossfire between two gangs was “meh”.”

    No.

    And yes, I’m also finding the constant “white man is bad” line so irritating it’s making me want to ‘circle the wagons’ socially.

    The Sky coverage on the golf on Sunday was preceded by a moralising whiny rant by Henni Zuel who (it turns out, I never knew) is half Mauritian (half white English) and so must have been deeply impacted by slavery and general white oppression during her upbringing in Salisbury and was bewailing how European golfers weren’t doing enough to recognise the tragedy of George Floyd.

  9. Due to the paywall, which they are welcome to, I haven’t read the whole article.

    Can someone please let me know if the reference to his “extraordinary campaigning work” is fleshed out by an indication of how much hard cash has actually been donated by this young man out of his £12m+ annual package?

  10. The Sky coverage on the golf on Sunday was preceded by a moralising whiny rant by Henni Zuel who (it turns out, I never knew) is half Mauritian (half white English) and so must have been deeply impacted by slavery and general white oppression during her upbringing in Salisbury and was bewailing how European golfers weren’t doing enough to recognise the tragedy of George Floyd.

    To which the only sane response is “Oh do fuck off”.

  11. @John Lewis
    Not a word.
    But there is lots of boiler plate PR talk about how hard his life was, his drive to help others blah blah.
    Interestingly, he’s the youngest of five, and his mother struggled to put food on the table. Maybe not have five kids? Just a thought.

  12. If you hang about in gangy places you risk receiving a gangy bullet. Does “meh” summarise that?

    Black lives don’t much matter to blacks. Does “meh” summarise that?

    Grifter shot by stray bullet. Does “meh” summarise that?

  13. John Lewis: ’ Due to the paywall, which they are welcome to, I haven’t read the whole article.’

    If you’ve read one anywhere, you’ve read ‘em all.

  14. Dennis, Oops... The Spurs' Latest Ex-Manager

    One of the reason I enjoy watching PL football is because the media here in the States doesn’t cover it. The only way I can find out that Marcus Rashford is being stupid is by hunting through the woggie media, which I don’t do. I’ve found that the less I know about the people playing, the more I like the game.

  15. @Dennis, Oops… The Spurs’ Latest Ex-Manager
    Many fine posts Sir,
    however Tottenham Hotspur are always referred to as simply ‘Spurs’, never ‘the Spurs’, dunno why, but there it is.

  16. Atleastwejustaboutfinishedabovearsenal

    johnnybonk @1:07 has this exactly right – it’s almost a shibboleth for spotting septics infiltrating our ranks

  17. Well.. if he had buggered up the chance, the Rage and Butthurt would be epic..

    Then again.. I very much doubt that in that case your average white caucasian would have avoided the flak of Missing A Golden Opportunity…

  18. I saw that Marcus got the Alex Ferguson seal of approval. Alex having led an apprentices walkout/dispute in the govan shipyards way back when -presumably while running his pub. I suppose there’s some equivalence. But my guess is that others (ie.apprentices he grew up with/drank in the pub) recognised fergies qualities of leadership and negotiation and asked him to do it. Ok the qualities of Marcus are yeah willingness to get involved in something, fair enough, and yeah he’s a better footballer that Fergie ever was, but the extra qualities seem just to be his twitter follower account i.e. he;s famous and has a pr agency suggesting this stuff to him. We’ll see if there’s more to it, .If he has more then we’ll see how he does in management.

  19. Longrider. I have to agree.

    I noticed the same thing with the Aussie referendum on gay marriage. At first I was tempted to vote yes. But once I read all the rants and hatred in the media, I voted no.

  20. I’ve barely ever seen people get upset about a black man being successful. I’ve seen people get upset about being called “racist” when they’re not. I’ve seen people get upset about a black man being homeless or incarcerated, because they wish he wasn’t. But never upset because he’s able to take care of himself and find a way out of the lower class.

    The only people I’ve seen upset about a successful black men are black men who aren’t successful. In fact, even black people talk a lot about being told by peers that they’re “acting white” or “selling out” when they go to college or get a job. It ain’t a problem with society overall. It’s a problem with jealous types who like to tear down creators, because it’s easier for them to destroy what’s been built.

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