Banter or Racism

#1

Banter for me.

#2

Careful bro, there’s a few screaming mullallys on here who are very touchy when it comes to any perceived racist remarks. Why only yesterday I had a completely inoffensive post flagged for inappropriate language. I just don’t know what the world is coming to anymore.

FWIW, it seems like banter to me.

#3

Has she been arrested four times?

#4

Not that she’s telling us of.

#5

Bizarre bit of banter then?

#6

These incidents are never black or white.

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#7

It’s banter. Like making a joke about a Mick having a DUI or something

#8

It’s a pretty obscure reference if it was meant to be racist ?

#9

It’s 100% racist and the manager should be sacked.

#10

Put it this way. Would ypu call someone a holocaust denier at a work meeting?

I’m not saying it was pr wasn’t banter but some of the stuff that passes for banter around here ( and it includes us all without exception ) would get you at a minimum a nice coffer morning with the HR department

To me he crossed the line

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#11

This black woman should be made aware that White people get arrested too.
Bizarre situate. The woman is clearly a dirty opportunist, equal in my eyes to the scumbag who sees a crack in a footpath and throws themselves to the ground.

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#12

It looks to me like he said something in 2015 , she didn’t make the team in 2016 , complained then and got a wad thereafter .

Am I missing something ?

#13

Dunno
The article is a bit all over the shop.
Still don’t think he should have said it though.
Whether it warrants a pay out is a different debate.

#14

Imagine if everyone started to take dressing room talk seriously.

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#15

In this particular instance, the dressing room happens to be part of the workplace which makes it the same as any other work environment

#16

[quote]Aluko, who is also a lawyer

"During a meeting, at which I was not present, MS [Sampson] used an analogy about pressing hard in midfield and getting a caution like a police caution.

“MS then addressed the player individually and said in relation to being cautioned by police: ‘Haven’t you been arrested before? Four times isn’t it?’”

Aluko’s evidence continued: "This comment about the player was made with derogatory, racial and prejudicial connotations.

"It was also a defamatory, untrue statement given that the player has never been arrested and MS’s comment indicates an assumption (subconscious or conscious) that being mixed race from London suggests a criminal record with the police.

"Although I was not present at the meeting, other players confirmed MS made this comment and that it was not received as a joke and created an awkward atmosphere in the room.[/quote]

she wasnt even there when he said it. how does she know the full context of it? If call @ChocolateMice a dirty thieving scumbag, am I racist because he is black or am I xenophobic because he is from Moyross?

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#17

The latter

#18

You’d be a xenoracist

#19

Yea I can’t understand it because it says he " addressed the player directly " and then it says she wasn’t there.

#20

Yes.