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Marler - World Rugby step in

Post by rocktop51 » Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:43 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/35837685

Rugby's world governing body has asked Six Nations organisers to explain the decision not to punish England prop Joe Marler for his "Gypsy boy" comment.

Should they or shouldn't they? That is the question. Would Fifa interfere with a Eufa decision - not sure they would.
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Re: Marler - World Rugby step in

Post by tigercaspian » Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:05 pm

FIFA would do anything for the money......crisis? What is crisis?

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Post by Big Dai » Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:23 pm

Oh dear. I wouldn't mind if the Welsh were whiter than white. I've suffered enough English "so and so" comments from their supporters in recent years, so and so being used to replace any swearword you can think of.

Let he (or she if you watch the "life of Brian") who is without sin cast the first stone.

So if this gets taken any further can we assume the Welsh will ban any offensive anti English "memorabilia" from their shops? No...........Then grow up!
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Re: Marler - World Rugby step in

Post by Big Dai » Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:32 pm

Quote from work today.

"We (The Welsh) can't let these English "bar stewards" call one of our boys a Gypsy can we?"

Hmmmmm! :smt002

Nice censorship, moderators..........but it does loose impact..........get real please. It was a quote, it was toned down.
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Post by jgriffin » Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:34 pm

Those in World Rugby will do anything for a headline, and the WRU have been a bunch of crooks for decades. BTW where was Samson Lee born?
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Re: Marler - World Rugby step in

Post by G.K » Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:35 pm

This has to be referred to the European Court of Human Rights and the United Nations, we simply can't have Rugby players saying anything the other side might not like can we? Simply not on, old boy, arrange the firing squad for dawn.
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Re: Marler - World Rugby step in

Post by G.K » Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:36 pm

Big Dai wrote:Quote from work today.

"We (The Welsh) can't let these English call one of our boys a Gypsy can we?"

Hmmmmm! :smt002
Ha got 'em - they all admit to being Gypsy boys then?
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Re: Marler - World Rugby step in

Post by Big Dai » Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:37 pm

G.K wrote:This has to be referred to the European Court of Human Rights and the United Nations, we simply can't have Rugby players saying anything the other side might not like can we? Simply not on, old boy, arrange the firing squad for dawn.
What did Dawn say to deserve that?
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Re: Marler - World Rugby step in

Post by rocktop51 » Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:26 pm

Samson's mother wasn't Gypsy Rose was she? If so she has probably told him how it will all turn out :smt023
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Re: Marler - World Rugby step in

Post by GS » Fri Mar 18, 2016 12:52 am

A rugby player says something to another one, realised he probably shouldn't have, apologies and the world moves on. Show me any rugby match where this doesn't happen. For pity's sake, this is getting ridiculous.

If this really is all that world rugby can find to get involved in then they need more to do. How about sorting out rucking, or crooked feeds at the scrum? I'm sure we can come up with a whole list of things that need dealing with ahead of this.
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Re: Marler - World Rugby step in

Post by jgriffin » Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:22 am

GS wrote:A rugby player says something to another one, realised he probably shouldn't have, apologies and the world moves on. Show me any rugby match where this doesn't happen. For pity's sake, this is getting ridiculous.

If this really is all that world rugby can find to get involved in then they need more to do. How about sorting out rucking, or crooked feeds at the scrum? I'm sure we can come up with a whole list of things that need dealing with ahead of this.
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Re: Marler - World Rugby step in

Post by Iain » Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:15 am

Seems reasonable that World Rugby would like to have an explanation as to why "in the heat of the moment" excuses an offensive comment. Good that they are prepared to question it.

I expect this is where I get accused of being a PC-brigade virtue signalling leftie is it? :smt006

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Re: Marler - World Rugby step in

Post by Phil B » Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:24 am

Big Dai wrote:Oh dear. I wouldn't mind if the Welsh were whiter than white. I've suffered enough English "so and so" comments from their supporters in recent years, so and so being used to replace any swearword you can think of.
Yes, isn't it funny how offensive and discriminatory language only ever seems to emanate from the English. However such behaviour is not a one-way street, and I look forward to reading about a non-English person being vilified for making offensive remarks about us. So if anyone has any examples….
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Re: Marler - World Rugby step in

Post by Snorbins » Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:30 am

It would appear that Marler did retaliate after Lee called him a prop!Healey called Harrison a Plank; Clarkson said the bridge had a slope. Its meaningless until called out by some holier than thou *&%^ crat!
I could be just too old for this :censored:!

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Re: Marler - World Rugby step in

Post by Jimmy Skitz » Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:54 pm

UEFA punishments for Racism aren't strong but they are still stronger than FIFA's most former eastern block nations and clubs sides should have been expelled for the racist abuse dished out by their fans en masse over the years

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