I try to look at this with a bit of balance. On one hand I see a guy in his 60s using the word "coloured" and think its nothing that I haven't heard people of that generation and older saying quite innocently hundreds of times. My mother in law is 78 and still uses the term and when we correct her still thinks that saying "black" is much more offensive - we've tried to point out the obvious. She isn't racist in any shape or form and has friends from all walks of life. Its just a generational difference.Gunner Rob wrote: ↑Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:18 pmWhere is the offensive bit then?
“Coloured” is that it ?
I also listened to his comments about a coach talking about young girls not liking the ball blasted at them and thought that it was probably factually correct.
However, on the flip side this is a leading figure running our game - not your 80 year old grandad down the pub talking to another old boy - and you would expect part of his education and staying informed would be to understand what is likely to offend and what isn't. It was a really misguided and naive thing to do for someone who sits in a senior position in the game. I think what would happen if a mid 60s CEO or cabinet minister used the terms he did, and there would be instant calls for his resignation. I genuinely don't think the bloke meant any harm or offence whatsoever and has actually done a lot for the game . Ironically he was actually trying to point out the abhorrent abuse that players from ethnic minority groups receive on social media but that bit seems to be skipped over.