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Re: The official Premier League 2018/19 Thread
« Reply #135 on: December 11, 2018, 06:41:26 PM »
Boycey, I was thinking that myself. Someone may have just eaten a banana and fired it in frustration at his own team or at an opposing player. I donít know what they eat at soccer matches, but Iíve seen manyís an apple, orange, banana etc eaten at GAA matches.
The default interpretation of an incident where a banana/banana skin is thrown at a black player, is that it's racist. Same with making monkey noises. Intent does need to be proven before the offensive person be found guilty. The action itself is proof of racism in football grounds since the year dot. It is astonishing that some here don't know that.

It would be up to the offender to offer an extraordinary explanation to establish some doubt, in all likliehood most all defences would defy belief because  a person would have to be utterly bereft of intelligence  to throw a banana skin in innocence at a black player, unless perhaps they went by the name of Rip Van Winkle and had been asleep for the last 20 to 50 years.

Succinctly put MS. And it's not as if these actions  are confined to England.
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