Eric Bristow Dropped by Sky after ridiculous tweets

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Found 29th Nov 2016
Eric Bristow has been dropped by Sky as a commentator for his remarks on twitter regarding the football child abuse claims.

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True

He was never the brightest bulb in the box.

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davewave

True



lol

Good.

RonChew

He was never the brightest bulb in the box.



Could be a member on here.!.

Original Poster

The comments he put are absolutely ridiculous.

Banned

Funny how I can't find any mention of this on Sky.

I read his tweets,he's deleted them now.

I asked him if he could help out with my outstanding garden maintenance

So Duncan Craig has reported it to the police as a hate crime?

He says "His comments are absolutely appalling. Bristow is ill-educated but that's not a crime. However, calling someone derogatory homosexual terms is a hate crime in my view."

So he objects to referring to an adult, male abuser of young boys as 'a poof'? And that's it? Yeah, makes sense.

I bet old Eric voted brexit X)

shauneco

Could be a member on here.!.


Be careful, Eric.

deeky

So Duncan Craig has reported it to the police as a hate crime?He says … So Duncan Craig has reported it to the police as a hate crime?He says "His comments are absolutely appalling. Bristow is ill-educated but that's not a crime. However, calling someone derogatory homosexual terms is a hate crime in my view."So he objects to referring to an adult, male abuser of young boys as 'a poof'? And that's it? Yeah, makes sense.


As I understand it, 'poof' is a derogatory term for a male homosexual.

Bennell was a paedophile who liked little boys.Eric Bristow is effectively conflating a paedophile with all homosexuals and that is wrong.

shauneco

Could be a member on here.!.



Irony.!.

RonChew

As I understand it, 'poof' is a derogatory term for a male homosexual. … As I understand it, 'poof' is a derogatory term for a male homosexual. Bennell was a paedophile who liked little boys.Eric Bristow is effectively conflating a paedophile with all homosexuals and that is wrong.



I disagree. I think Bristow is referring to male paedophiles who are attracted to young boys. I don't see where Bristow suggests that all homosexuals are paedophiles. He is referring just to the one ficticious paedophile he would have 'sorted out, had he touched him as a little boy'. Either way it's poorly worded imo. It suggests to me that Craig is more concerned with homophobic insults towards paedophiles than the welfare of abused little boys. Although I'm sure (I hope) that isn't the case.

Edited by: "deeky" 29th Nov 2016

dtovey89

Irony.!.



Oh please Tovey, I bet I've got an higher IQ than you.

deeky

I disagree. I think Bristow is referring to male paedophiles who are … I disagree. I think Bristow is referring to male paedophiles who are attracted to young boys. I don't see where Bristow suggests that all homosexuals are paedophiles. He is referring just to the one he would have 'sorted out, had he touched him as a little boy'. Either way it's poorly worded imo. It suggests to me that Craig is more concerned with homophobic insults towards paedophiles than the welfare of abused little boys. Although I'm sure (I hope) that isn't the case.


Bristow always was and always will be a complete idiot. It wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if he thought that all male homosexuals were a danger to young boys which, plainly, they are not. That, in my view, is the context of what he said. I think that all Duncan Craig is concerned about is the use of the term 'poof', which describes all male homosexuals, to describe a paedophile. Whether you agree with the principles of the legislation or not, that is a hate crime because Bristow is suggesting that all homosexual males are paedophiles.

shauneco

Oh please Tovey, I bet I've got an higher IQ than you.



You claim that he could be someone on here who "is not the brightest bulb in the box" and then proceed to use ".!."
I've also noticed it another thread.

Okay Shaun. Whatever it takes you to go to sleep at night.

dtovey89

You claim that he could be someone on here who "is not the brightest bulb … You claim that he could be someone on here who "is not the brightest bulb in the box" and then proceed to use ".!."I've also noticed it another thread.Okay Shaun. Whatever it takes you to go to sleep at night.



Remember Einstein was dyslexic too, I know I get them mixed up occasionally.

RonChew

Bristow always was and always will be a complete idiot. It wouldn't … Bristow always was and always will be a complete idiot. It wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if he thought that all male homosexuals were a danger to young boys which, plainly, they are not. That, in my view, is the context of what he said. I think that all Duncan Craig is concerned about is the use of the term 'poof', which describes all male homosexuals, to describe a paedophile. Whether you agree with the principles of the legislation or not, that is a hate crime because Bristow is suggesting that all homosexual males are paedophiles.



Yes, I get all that, and I could be mistaken and he may, in fact, believe that all homosexual males are a danger to young boys. I just believe he was referring to his own, fictitious abuser. It's not worth debating really, it's obviously badly written as it isn't definitive to either of us.

shauneco

Oh please Tovey, I bet I've got an higher IQ than you.



dtovey89

You claim that he could be someone on here who "is not the brightest bulb … You claim that he could be someone on here who "is not the brightest bulb in the box" and then proceed to use ".!."I've also noticed it another thread.Okay Shaun. Whatever it takes you to go to sleep at night.



Aww, come on you two

shauneco

Remember Einstein was dyslexic too, I know I get them mixed up … Remember Einstein was dyslexic too, I know I get them mixed up occasionally.



Why would you be petty and start referring to IQ?
Shouldn't you be booting up and prepping for your protest march soon?

deeky

Aww, come on you two



I'll leave him alone if he stops trolling me.

i don't think Puff the magic dragon was a paedo but he did hang around with young boys a lot
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/20/75/20/207520b8346b95a310eae69c9447d415.gif
like Michael Jackson

dtovey89

Why would you be petty and start referring to IQ?Shouldn't you be booting … Why would you be petty and start referring to IQ?Shouldn't you be booting up and prepping for your protest march soon?



Just awaiting the outcome and I'll be suited and booted!.

shauneco

I'll leave him alone if he stops trolling me.



I've never trolled you mate. I'm not a troll

dtovey89

I've never trolled you mate. I'm not a troll



Lets move on then, I'll never mention nukes again in the same context ;).

shauneco

Lets move on then, I'll never mention nukes again in the same context ;).



Nah I'll still call you out now and again otherwise this place would be boring.
Edited by: "DT89" 29th Nov 2016

dtovey89

Nah I'll still call you out now and again otherwise this place would be … Nah I'll still call you out now and again otherwise this place would be boring.



So long as that's the only reason ;).

I'm sure some believe this is political correctness gone mad or something, but his comments were absolutely ridiculous.

This is what happens when you turn a pub game into a 'sport' and give it's leading lights microphones.

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DarkEnergy2012

i don't think Puff the magic dragon was a paedo but he did hang around … i don't think Puff the magic dragon was a paedo but he did hang around with young boys a lotlike Michael Jackson



That's Elliott not puff

Sebas111

That's Elliott not puff



ok ok I just did a lazy Google image search & that's the 1st one that came up, I never claimed to be a dragon expert so gimme a break
http://kdmuir.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/puff.jpg
I'm pretty sure they're all rubbish at darts though

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DarkEnergy2012

ok ok I just did a lazy Google image search & that's the 1st one that … ok ok I just did a lazy Google image search & that's the 1st one that came up, I never claimed to be a dragon expert so gimme a break :pI'm pretty sure they're all rubbish at darts though



You could be right lol

And like that, poof. He's gone X)

Why do you even need a commentator for darts anyway?
You just need a Carol Vorderman clone to count the numbers.
UK sports coverage is getting as bad as America where sports seems to be a mix of advertising and statistics with the occasional bit of action.
Even Match of the Day is probably 50% analysis; it's just football not Wittgenstein.

EN1GMA

I bet old Eric voted brexit X)



​typecasting is so narrow minded of Bristow eh? ha ha

Banned

DarkEnergy2012

i don't think Puff the magic dragon was a paedo but he did hang around … i don't think Puff the magic dragon was a paedo but he did hang around with young boys a lotlike Michael Jackson



Thats Petes Dragon not Puff

Learn your dragons!

HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

I'm sure some believe this is political correctness gone mad or … I'm sure some believe this is political correctness gone mad or something, but his comments were absolutely ridiculous.


Almost every day I hear or read ignorant people making derogatory comments on things I hold very dear to my heart - it sometimes hurts me/dismays me/upsets me, but I'm not going to go right over the top in my reaction.
I'm not going to declare some sort of holy war on them for maybe drawing a cartoon, or writing a book I disagree with, or saying something I disagree with.
Nor would I join with others in demonising and ostracising the 'offender'.

And, if I'm not going to join with the outraged 'religious' crowd, I'm certainly not going to join with the 'outraged politically correct' crowd in their condemning/demonising/ostracising antics. Both groups are way over the top in their reactions to ignorance.

You're spot on about Bristows comments being ridiculous - but they don't merit the type of pitchfork reaction they're getting.

He's an ignoramus who wrote some ignorant things, no more, no less - it doesn't mean the rest of us have to join the outraged mob of super perfect never made a mistake in their lives judges.

I much prefer my reaction to be to forgive them for they know not what they do.

"inb4" DarkEnergy2012's "your favourite dragon" thread.

http://www.gifmania.co.uk/Movies-Cinema-Animated-Gifs/Animated-Actors/Bruce-Lee/Bruce-Lee-Serious-67345.gif

tryn2help

Almost every day I hear or read ignorant people making derogatory … Almost every day I hear or read ignorant people making derogatory comments on things I hold very dear to my heart - it sometimes hurts me/dismays me/upsets me, but I'm not going to go right over the top in my reaction.I'm not going to declare some sort of holy war on them for maybe drawing a cartoon, or writing a book I disagree with, or saying something I disagree with.Nor would I join with others in demonising and ostracising the 'offender'.And, if I'm not going to join with the outraged 'religious' crowd, I'm certainly not going to join with the 'outraged politically correct' crowd in their condemning/demonising/ostracising antics. Both groups are way over the top in their reactions to ignorance. You're spot on about Bristows comments being ridiculous - but they don't merit the type of pitchfork reaction they're getting.He's an ignoramus who wrote some ignorant things, no more, no less - it doesn't mean the rest of us have to join the outraged mob of super perfect never made a mistake in their lives judges.I much prefer my reaction to be to forgive them for they know not what they do.


One of the most sensible comments I've read on hear for a long time

total over reaction typical of todays world, lets jump on someone who said something wrong, lets get him sacked and cause loads of bother that way ppl may think I am nice and I do not think like him ergo I am better lol, what a world we live in

Best way "oi erric, pedos are pedos homos are not pedos, pedos are called pedos because thats what they are, also some puffs do not like being called puffs"

end off and move on
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