Political Footballers

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

  1. framed

    framed Leave it!


    James McClean of Wigan, a native of Derry, who steadfastly refuses to wear the poppy on his shirt.
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  2. copliker

    copliker ...

    Documentary on Carlos Caszely and Chile's 1974 world cup playoff farce. Reddit link.

    From AlJaz
  3. Corax

    Corax Luke 5:16

    Jack Wilshere is North London RO for the EDL.
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  4. quiquaquo

    quiquaquo Well-Known Member

    Cristiano Lucarelli, ex "bomber" of Livorno:

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  5. el-ahrairah

    el-ahrairah forward communism, forward gerbils!

    i don't think this is true.
  6. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    If only someone had thought to mention him 2 and a half years ago on this thread.
  7. quiquaquo

    quiquaquo Well-Known Member

    Who rattled your cage? Always sarcastic and always a cunt.
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  8. Corax

    Corax Luke 5:16

    Blates is.
  9. OneStrike

    OneStrike Well-Known Member

    At Hackney Picture House earlier today.

  10. peterkro

    peterkro Greasin' on American Express card.

    Top man Eric.
  11. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Ben Bella played for Olympique Marseille.
  12. miktheword

    miktheword Well-Known Member

    Derek Dougan,

    stood as independent East Belfast 1997; (even UKIP, it seems later on, 2006 appeared on Q Time for them.)

    Staunch advocate of footballer's rights and free agency and nearly got chairman against too soft Terry Neil. Turned out for All Ireland team (under guise of Shamrock Rovers in '73 - and never selected for Northern Ireland again. Authored 'The sash he never wore'.

    I was reminded of him few weeks back when he appeared on ITV panel with Crerand and Allison during one of those world cup build up flashback vox pop programmes; Danny Baker's I think. I'm pretty sure he said in retort to public poll saying he was wrong / Allison right on something ' that the public were also wrong to reject a socialist government in '70. He wasn't a socialist though, from what I gather.

  13. imposs1904

    imposs1904 Thread Killa'

  14. scalyboy

    scalyboy Left them to time

    Oh aye, a real man of the people. Even takes the bus according to his Twitter front page photo.

    Here's some of his tweets of wisdom after he watched 'Benefits Street':

    "Strong evidence to support the breeding licence theory. What chance do these kids have?"

    "World is f****d sometimes. Surely you should have to pass a test or at least show you are capable of looking after kids. Surely?"

    “They don’t even keep their own homes clean."

    “Romanians. If you don’t like it here. You know what to do."
  15. Hulot

    Hulot Ooh, me parts!

    Fernando Tory
    Andy MP
    Edwin van der Tsar
  16. juice_terry

    juice_terry Here is a man who would not take it anymore.

  17. imposs1904

    imposs1904 Thread Killa'

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  18. copliker

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  19. imposs1904

    imposs1904 Thread Killa'

    I remember reading somewhere that Birmingham City's Albert Tarintini confronted one of the military bigwigs in a dressing room after a game, asking him about the political disappearance of people from his neighbourhood. That takes some bottle.
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  20. JTG

    JTG Angry about not being able to be an astronaut.

    Paul Breitner didn't go in 78 because the arrogant cunt had fallen out with everyone. His Maoism was something of a pose too, he was more than happy to take advantage of any commercial opportunity going
  21. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    Indeed, he ditched the national team when he moved to Real Madrid - when Spain was still a fascist dictatorship.
  22. JTG

    JTG Angry about not being able to be an astronaut.

    On the subject of Real, the 'Franco's club' stuff is overdone somewhat. It was Barca who honoured him twice, had his personal sig on land deeds and who won the league five times after the war before Real managed it even once.
    Franco didn't even like football. Obv the regime used their five cups as propaganda but that's what governments tend to do.
  23. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    Debatable how much he liked football, he did win the pools, which means, uhh, nothing. And he did bestow national honours on Real, before those European triumphs, something he never did for Barcelona.
  24. JTG

    JTG Angry about not being able to be an astronaut.

    The regime pushed through citizenship etc for Puskas, di Stefano and co as well. But then again there's a great pic of Real doing a clenched fist salute in 37 too.
    Not saying there's some substance to it but much of it is unfair
  25. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    It appears that Hyde FC have been signing a bunch of political footballers

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  26. JTG

    JTG Angry about not being able to be an astronaut.

    Well that updates the answer to the question posed by The Stranglers I guess
  27. copliker

    copliker ...

  28. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    Another non-footballer that reminded me a bit the bloke in this old post, former Maoist guerilla in Nepal who is now a champion ultra-runner: From teenage guerrilla to top athlete - BBC News
  29. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    Wrong kind of football, but still..,

    First-string socialist

    "Someday you are going to have to decide what is most important to you: the profit you make and the property you own or the establishment of a democratic egalitarian society. In such a society, football as a professional sports activity will no longer take place, and I hope that when the barricades are drawn, you will be on the right side."
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  30. DaveCinzano


    A fascinating read, cheers.

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