Political Footballers

Discussion in 'football' started by manny-p, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. Deareg

    Deareg Well-Known Member

    I heard stories of Brian McClair being a lefty and having to cancel a trip to Nicaragua to sign for United and Fergie was a shop steward when he worked in the ship yard, I remember years ago all of the old first division managers were polled on whether or not they supported a threatened strike by footballers, he was the only 1 out of the 22 managers who said he would support the players strike.
     
  2. manny-p

    manny-p candy coloured clown

    Yeah Fergie was. Doubt he would support a players strike nowadays.
     
  3. imposs1904

    imposs1904 Thread Killa'

    I thought you'd mention Paddy Crerand.
     
  4. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    Yeah I remember that McClair story. Made me pissed at the time he signed for youse.
    Ferguson has continued some links with new Labour hasn't he? Vintage red wine socialist.
     
  5. LiamO

    LiamO Well-Known Member

    Yep. Paddy was a good 'un, particularly during the Miner's strike (though of course he was no longer playing). I met him a few years ago, real decent fella.

    and don't forget Pat Nevin.
     
  6. LiamO

    LiamO Well-Known Member

    man of his times and all that.
     
  7. Fedayn

    Fedayn Well-Known Member

    He also said he regretted his words and behaviour towards Fashanu towards the end of his life. He regretted what he said and admitted he wished he could have said so.
     
  8. manny-p

    manny-p candy coloured clown

    Didn't know that. Fair play.
     
  9. Fedayn

    Fedayn Well-Known Member

    Leftists
    Paolo Sollier
    Oleguer Presas
    Damiano Tommassi
    Roberto Mancini
    Jorge Valdano
    Pep Guardiola
    Socrates
    Javier Zanetti
    Cristiano Lucarelli
    Francesco Totti

    Fascist/far rightist
    Paolo Di Canio
    Salva Ballesta
    Alberto Aquilani
    Daniele de Rossi
     
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  10. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    Tell me more about those two if you have the time, especially Bob.
     
  11. Fedayn

    Fedayn Well-Known Member

    Mancini has made rather Leftist anti-racist/fascist statements during his time in Italy. De Rossi made public his sympathies for Forza Nuova. Totti had a wee word with him.....
     
  12. Deareg

    Deareg Well-Known Member

    City's manager is a red!
     
  13. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    So is this bloke

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  14. Fedayn

    Fedayn Well-Known Member

    Not really, he's a massive buy to let landlord. Not exactly a firebrand socialist.
     
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  15. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    Zanetti was involved links between Inter and the Zapatista's iirc. Some benefit match (that never happened with Maradona as the ref)
     
  16. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    Talking of Maradona:

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    and he's mates with Castro.
     
  17. imposs1904

    imposs1904 Thread Killa'

    Lest we forget:

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  18. nino_savatte

    nino_savatte No pasaran!

    Apparently Graeme Souness [spits] is a Tory.
     
  19. Deareg

    Deareg Well-Known Member

    So is david o' leary
     
  20. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    New Labour supporter
     
  21. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    Romario - Lula supporter apparently.
     
  22. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    David Speedie collected money for the miners when he was at Chelsea until Bates banned him from doing so. Nial Quinn came and washed up in an occupation by Manchester NALGO ( as it was at the time) at a homeless hostel in Ardwick and helped arrange a collection at Maine Road.
     
  23. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

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    Mexico City's Pumas salute the fans with a clenched fist prior to every home game in tribute to the Black Power salute in the stadium and in memory of the massacred students in 68.
     
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  24. "During his time at Corinthians, Sócrates co-founded the Corinthians Democracy movement, in opposition to the then-ruling military government. Sócrates and his team mates protested against the regime's treatment of footballers, and showed support to the wider movement for democratisation, by wearing shirts with "Democracia" written on them during games. Sócrates has stated that three of his childhood heroes were Fidel Castro, Che Guevara and John Lennon"

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    Sócrates lived in Ribeirão Preto with his wife and six children. He was a columnist for a number of newspapers and magazines, writing not only about sports, but also politics and economics. He frequently appeared on Brazilian TV programmes as a football pundit. At the time of his death, Sócrates was writing a fiction book about the 2014 World Cup in Brazil

     
  25. Deareg

    Deareg Well-Known Member

    Something I can't understand myself, but a lot of Socialists still support or vote labour.
     
  26. Fedayn

    Fedayn Well-Known Member

    Same as former Bennite Pat Nevin.
     
  27. Fedayn

    Fedayn Well-Known Member

    McClair was still at Celtic when he wanted to go to Nicaragua. he ended up not going because the club couldn't get insurance for him.
     
  28. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    Fascist?

    Mauro Zarate

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  29. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Fergie's quite an outspoken nu-Labour fan.

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