Former Blackburn Rovers footballer guilty of homophobic gesture at Brighton

Colin Kazim-Richards

Colin Kazim-Richards

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A FORMER Blackburn Rovers footballer has been found guilty of making a homophobic gesture at a match while playing against one of his previous clubs.

In the first case of this kind to reach court, Colin Kazim-Richards, 27, claimed he was bantering with the crowd when he made the gesture while playing against Brighton and Hove Albion.

But magistrate Darren Reynolds told the footballer they accepted the evidence of four prosecution witnesses and said: "We find that these gestures were insulting and believe that you were aware that such gestures would be insulting."

Kazim-Richards was fined £750, ordered to pay £620 court costs and a £75 victim surcharge after being found guilty of using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, or disorderly behaviour, within the sight or hearing of a person, likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

Following the verdict, the player's barrister Stan Reiz said he would be appealing against the conviction.

The father-of-two was on loan to Blackburn from Turkish club Galatasaray when he was seen making the gestures during Rovers Championship match at the Amex Stadium on February 12 last year. Dressed in a navy blue suit and tie, the player, who gave his address as Bishops Stortford but who currently lives in Turkey, said he was being booed and called names when he turned around and made an offensive gesture behind his back to the crowd to join in with their banter, the court heard.

Prosecutor Simon Allen told the court that the player had mimicked pulling his shorts down, put his left arm behind his bottom and made a homophobic gesture towards the Brighton crowd.

At one point he was seen by a witness backing into Brighton player Wayne Bridge and simulating a sex act which was deemed to be homophobic, the court was told.

Christopher Cannon and his son Daryl, who were working as match day press stewards, told the court they saw Kazim-Richards make the gesture more than once, found it offensive and perceived it to be homophobic.

Mr Reiz said that hand gestures were made during football matches all the time and that due to Brighton having a large gay community, an innocent hand gesture had been perceived as homophobic.

He said that for Kazim-Richards to make a homophobic gesture ‘beggared belief’. The court also heard from three character witnesses who described Kazim-Richards as polite, approachable and respectful.

An FA Spokesman said: "The incident became a police matter. We worked with police during their investigation and will continue to do so while we consider our position.”

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7:20am Thu 10 Apr 14

BuckoTheMoose says...

What a farce. We've become a nation of intolerant little girls who must not have our feelings hurt. What kind of a thin skinned, wet toast, big girls blouse goes to court as a witness in rubbish like this?

I hope the appeal is successful and if it were my choice, the stewards would loose their jobs as they are obviously unsuitable.

It's time we got our backbones back
What a farce. We've become a nation of intolerant little girls who must not have our feelings hurt. What kind of a thin skinned, wet toast, big girls blouse goes to court as a witness in rubbish like this? I hope the appeal is successful and if it were my choice, the stewards would loose their jobs as they are obviously unsuitable. It's time we got our backbones back BuckoTheMoose
  • Score: 29

7:48am Thu 10 Apr 14

Roverthere says...

A waste of public money. Go catch some ciminals!
A waste of public money. Go catch some ciminals! Roverthere
  • Score: 21

8:39am Thu 10 Apr 14

Steven Seagull says...

BuckoTheMoose wrote:
What a farce. We've become a nation of intolerant little girls who must not have our feelings hurt. What kind of a thin skinned, wet toast, big girls blouse goes to court as a witness in rubbish like this?

I hope the appeal is successful and if it were my choice, the stewards would loose their jobs as they are obviously unsuitable.

It's time we got our backbones back
So basically what you're saying is that homophobia is acceptable and we should tolerate it?
[quote][p][bold]BuckoTheMoose[/bold] wrote: What a farce. We've become a nation of intolerant little girls who must not have our feelings hurt. What kind of a thin skinned, wet toast, big girls blouse goes to court as a witness in rubbish like this? I hope the appeal is successful and if it were my choice, the stewards would loose their jobs as they are obviously unsuitable. It's time we got our backbones back[/p][/quote]So basically what you're saying is that homophobia is acceptable and we should tolerate it? Steven Seagull
  • Score: -23

8:48am Thu 10 Apr 14

BuckoTheMoose says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
BuckoTheMoose wrote:
What a farce. We've become a nation of intolerant little girls who must not have our feelings hurt. What kind of a thin skinned, wet toast, big girls blouse goes to court as a witness in rubbish like this?

I hope the appeal is successful and if it were my choice, the stewards would loose their jobs as they are obviously unsuitable.

It's time we got our backbones back
So basically what you're saying is that homophobia is acceptable and we should tolerate it?
I'm saying we should gain a little perspective. What this chap did in no way merited police and court involvement.
People should be a little thicker skinned.
It's like when someone hurts someone elses feelings on Twitter. Just delete and ban, there's no need to take up police time.
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BuckoTheMoose[/bold] wrote: What a farce. We've become a nation of intolerant little girls who must not have our feelings hurt. What kind of a thin skinned, wet toast, big girls blouse goes to court as a witness in rubbish like this? I hope the appeal is successful and if it were my choice, the stewards would loose their jobs as they are obviously unsuitable. It's time we got our backbones back[/p][/quote]So basically what you're saying is that homophobia is acceptable and we should tolerate it?[/p][/quote]I'm saying we should gain a little perspective. What this chap did in no way merited police and court involvement. People should be a little thicker skinned. It's like when someone hurts someone elses feelings on Twitter. Just delete and ban, there's no need to take up police time. BuckoTheMoose
  • Score: 24

9:51am Thu 10 Apr 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
BuckoTheMoose wrote:
What a farce. We've become a nation of intolerant little girls who must not have our feelings hurt. What kind of a thin skinned, wet toast, big girls blouse goes to court as a witness in rubbish like this?

I hope the appeal is successful and if it were my choice, the stewards would loose their jobs as they are obviously unsuitable.

It's time we got our backbones back
So basically what you're saying is that homophobia is acceptable and we should tolerate it?
We'll Stephen for one who regularly hides behind the LT when calling all rovers fans a lot worse than what this chap has done I find your comments unbelievable.

Pot Kettle comes to mind!!
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BuckoTheMoose[/bold] wrote: What a farce. We've become a nation of intolerant little girls who must not have our feelings hurt. What kind of a thin skinned, wet toast, big girls blouse goes to court as a witness in rubbish like this? I hope the appeal is successful and if it were my choice, the stewards would loose their jobs as they are obviously unsuitable. It's time we got our backbones back[/p][/quote]So basically what you're saying is that homophobia is acceptable and we should tolerate it?[/p][/quote]We'll Stephen for one who regularly hides behind the LT when calling all rovers fans a lot worse than what this chap has done I find your comments unbelievable. Pot Kettle comes to mind!! Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 14

10:35am Thu 10 Apr 14

Bazzer says...

We had better stop singing "Get into them".
We had better stop singing "Get into them". Bazzer
  • Score: 19

11:25am Thu 10 Apr 14

woolywords says...

Whilst I can accept that this could be done by some half-canned yobbo, suffering in the 'red mist' of football passion, I won't allow it, from an highly paid, yet stone cold sober, professional footballer, whose sole intent is to instigate a response in a crowd of fans.
And let's face it, you wouldn't get away with it in Turkey either, if it was done in front of the notorious, knife-carrying nutjobs that they call, Galatasaray fans.
Whilst I can accept that this could be done by some half-canned yobbo, suffering in the 'red mist' of football passion, I won't allow it, from an highly paid, yet stone cold sober, professional footballer, whose sole intent is to instigate a response in a crowd of fans. And let's face it, you wouldn't get away with it in Turkey either, if it was done in front of the notorious, knife-carrying nutjobs that they call, Galatasaray fans. woolywords
  • Score: -4

11:47am Thu 10 Apr 14

Reality50 says...

What a pathetic politically correct country we have become, Seems you can chant against bald,fat or ginger players but as soon as you allegedly insult gay or black players all hell breaks loose. Selective PC nonsense and the world is a worse place for it.
What a pathetic politically correct country we have become, Seems you can chant against bald,fat or ginger players but as soon as you allegedly insult gay or black players all hell breaks loose. Selective PC nonsense and the world is a worse place for it. Reality50
  • Score: 24

11:58am Thu 10 Apr 14

A Darener says...

What about Colin Henry showing his bum? Pathetic, some people need to get a life! If you don 't like it join a monastery or nunnery. Life too short to be bothered.
What about Colin Henry showing his bum? Pathetic, some people need to get a life! If you don 't like it join a monastery or nunnery. Life too short to be bothered. A Darener
  • Score: 18

12:52pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Garylla says...

Bazzer wrote:
We had better stop singing "Get into them".
Only when we play the sensitive happy chappies from Brighton, they might get excited. Hope we meet them in the playoffs!
[quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: We had better stop singing "Get into them".[/p][/quote]Only when we play the sensitive happy chappies from Brighton, they might get excited. Hope we meet them in the playoffs! Garylla
  • Score: 7

1:05pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Steven Seagull says...

Lancs - pensioner wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
BuckoTheMoose wrote:
What a farce. We've become a nation of intolerant little girls who must not have our feelings hurt. What kind of a thin skinned, wet toast, big girls blouse goes to court as a witness in rubbish like this?

I hope the appeal is successful and if it were my choice, the stewards would loose their jobs as they are obviously unsuitable.

It's time we got our backbones back
So basically what you're saying is that homophobia is acceptable and we should tolerate it?
We'll Stephen for one who regularly hides behind the LT when calling all rovers fans a lot worse than what this chap has done I find your comments unbelievable.

Pot Kettle comes to mind!!
Regardless of how you take my comments Mr Wrinkly, the fact remains that he made a a homophobia gesture towards supporters and that simply isn't acceptable behaviour for anybody let alone an alleged professional footballer. Would you be just as dismissive if he had made a racist remark or a abused a disabled supporter? Although apparently that particular abhorrent behaviour isn't off the table for some Blackburn fans.
[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BuckoTheMoose[/bold] wrote: What a farce. We've become a nation of intolerant little girls who must not have our feelings hurt. What kind of a thin skinned, wet toast, big girls blouse goes to court as a witness in rubbish like this? I hope the appeal is successful and if it were my choice, the stewards would loose their jobs as they are obviously unsuitable. It's time we got our backbones back[/p][/quote]So basically what you're saying is that homophobia is acceptable and we should tolerate it?[/p][/quote]We'll Stephen for one who regularly hides behind the LT when calling all rovers fans a lot worse than what this chap has done I find your comments unbelievable. Pot Kettle comes to mind!![/p][/quote]Regardless of how you take my comments Mr Wrinkly, the fact remains that he made a a homophobia gesture towards supporters and that simply isn't acceptable behaviour for anybody let alone an alleged professional footballer. Would you be just as dismissive if he had made a racist remark or a abused a disabled supporter? Although apparently that particular abhorrent behaviour isn't off the table for some Blackburn fans. Steven Seagull
  • Score: -11

1:06pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Steven Seagull says...

Garylla wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
We had better stop singing "Get into them".
Only when we play the sensitive happy chappies from Brighton, they might get excited. Hope we meet them in the playoffs!
Yeah, that's not gonna happen.
[quote][p][bold]Garylla[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: We had better stop singing "Get into them".[/p][/quote]Only when we play the sensitive happy chappies from Brighton, they might get excited. Hope we meet them in the playoffs![/p][/quote]Yeah, that's not gonna happen. Steven Seagull
  • Score: -8

2:14pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Manuel Hung says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
Lancs - pensioner wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
BuckoTheMoose wrote:
What a farce. We've become a nation of intolerant little girls who must not have our feelings hurt. What kind of a thin skinned, wet toast, big girls blouse goes to court as a witness in rubbish like this?

I hope the appeal is successful and if it were my choice, the stewards would loose their jobs as they are obviously unsuitable.

It's time we got our backbones back
So basically what you're saying is that homophobia is acceptable and we should tolerate it?
We'll Stephen for one who regularly hides behind the LT when calling all rovers fans a lot worse than what this chap has done I find your comments unbelievable.

Pot Kettle comes to mind!!
Regardless of how you take my comments Mr Wrinkly, the fact remains that he made a a homophobia gesture towards supporters and that simply isn't acceptable behaviour for anybody let alone an alleged professional footballer. Would you be just as dismissive if he had made a racist remark or a abused a disabled supporter? Although apparently that particular abhorrent behaviour isn't off the table for some Blackburn fans.
It's just the latest disgraceful example of how Wowvers conduct themselves.

The worst owners in footballing history, fighting on and off the pitch, cheating and match fixing allegations and as if all that wasn't enough you can now add homophobia to the list.

What a great example of a 'family' club.

#dirtyrovers
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BuckoTheMoose[/bold] wrote: What a farce. We've become a nation of intolerant little girls who must not have our feelings hurt. What kind of a thin skinned, wet toast, big girls blouse goes to court as a witness in rubbish like this? I hope the appeal is successful and if it were my choice, the stewards would loose their jobs as they are obviously unsuitable. It's time we got our backbones back[/p][/quote]So basically what you're saying is that homophobia is acceptable and we should tolerate it?[/p][/quote]We'll Stephen for one who regularly hides behind the LT when calling all rovers fans a lot worse than what this chap has done I find your comments unbelievable. Pot Kettle comes to mind!![/p][/quote]Regardless of how you take my comments Mr Wrinkly, the fact remains that he made a a homophobia gesture towards supporters and that simply isn't acceptable behaviour for anybody let alone an alleged professional footballer. Would you be just as dismissive if he had made a racist remark or a abused a disabled supporter? Although apparently that particular abhorrent behaviour isn't off the table for some Blackburn fans.[/p][/quote]It's just the latest disgraceful example of how Wowvers conduct themselves. The worst owners in footballing history, fighting on and off the pitch, cheating and match fixing allegations and as if all that wasn't enough you can now add homophobia to the list. What a great example of a 'family' club. #dirtyrovers Manuel Hung
  • Score: -15

2:15pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
Lancs - pensioner wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
BuckoTheMoose wrote:
What a farce. We've become a nation of intolerant little girls who must not have our feelings hurt. What kind of a thin skinned, wet toast, big girls blouse goes to court as a witness in rubbish like this?

I hope the appeal is successful and if it were my choice, the stewards would loose their jobs as they are obviously unsuitable.

It's time we got our backbones back
So basically what you're saying is that homophobia is acceptable and we should tolerate it?
We'll Stephen for one who regularly hides behind the LT when calling all rovers fans a lot worse than what this chap has done I find your comments unbelievable.

Pot Kettle comes to mind!!
Regardless of how you take my comments Mr Wrinkly, the fact remains that he made a a homophobia gesture towards supporters and that simply isn't acceptable behaviour for anybody let alone an alleged professional footballer. Would you be just as dismissive if he had made a racist remark or a abused a disabled supporter? Although apparently that particular abhorrent behaviour isn't off the table for some Blackburn fans.
Would "Mr Wrinkly" not be classed as an ageist remark, you slag people of week in week out with a lot worse than this chap then you come here claiming to be the high and mighty, get lost, Mr Seagull. (I've no need to name call child).
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BuckoTheMoose[/bold] wrote: What a farce. We've become a nation of intolerant little girls who must not have our feelings hurt. What kind of a thin skinned, wet toast, big girls blouse goes to court as a witness in rubbish like this? I hope the appeal is successful and if it were my choice, the stewards would loose their jobs as they are obviously unsuitable. It's time we got our backbones back[/p][/quote]So basically what you're saying is that homophobia is acceptable and we should tolerate it?[/p][/quote]We'll Stephen for one who regularly hides behind the LT when calling all rovers fans a lot worse than what this chap has done I find your comments unbelievable. Pot Kettle comes to mind!![/p][/quote]Regardless of how you take my comments Mr Wrinkly, the fact remains that he made a a homophobia gesture towards supporters and that simply isn't acceptable behaviour for anybody let alone an alleged professional footballer. Would you be just as dismissive if he had made a racist remark or a abused a disabled supporter? Although apparently that particular abhorrent behaviour isn't off the table for some Blackburn fans.[/p][/quote]Would "Mr Wrinkly" not be classed as an ageist remark, you slag people of week in week out with a lot worse than this chap then you come here claiming to be the high and mighty, get lost, Mr Seagull. (I've no need to name call child). Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 15

2:33pm Thu 10 Apr 14

DoggydogNo1 says...

How have rovers got away with it calling themselves a football team? Thats obscene but no one takes offense!
How have rovers got away with it calling themselves a football team? Thats obscene but no one takes offense! DoggydogNo1
  • Score: -7

5:07pm Thu 10 Apr 14

sen c b l says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
BuckoTheMoose wrote:
What a farce. We've become a nation of intolerant little girls who must not have our feelings hurt. What kind of a thin skinned, wet toast, big girls blouse goes to court as a witness in rubbish like this?

I hope the appeal is successful and if it were my choice, the stewards would loose their jobs as they are obviously unsuitable.

It's time we got our backbones back
So basically what you're saying is that homophobia is acceptable and we should tolerate it?
Which one of your faces shall I slap first? !!!
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BuckoTheMoose[/bold] wrote: What a farce. We've become a nation of intolerant little girls who must not have our feelings hurt. What kind of a thin skinned, wet toast, big girls blouse goes to court as a witness in rubbish like this? I hope the appeal is successful and if it were my choice, the stewards would loose their jobs as they are obviously unsuitable. It's time we got our backbones back[/p][/quote]So basically what you're saying is that homophobia is acceptable and we should tolerate it?[/p][/quote]Which one of your faces shall I slap first? !!! sen c b l
  • Score: 5

5:14pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Pegasus216 says...

The rules are...though shalt never ever insult LGBTs, Moslems, or Travellers...the rest of us are fair game though! In fact second class citizens in our own land
The rules are...though shalt never ever insult LGBTs, Moslems, or Travellers...the rest of us are fair game though! In fact second class citizens in our own land Pegasus216
  • Score: 8

5:15pm Thu 10 Apr 14

noddy57 says...

Complete waste of tax payers money,,what do you expect a player to do when his old fans abuse him ? l have watched football since the 60s and l can tell you this is tame in comparison and don,t tell me its not acceptable in the modern era,,the real victim here is society its self how many more of our civil liberties are going to be eroded by the liberal brigade ,,far too many of the do gooders imposing their namby pamby philosophy upon us,,get a life,
Complete waste of tax payers money,,what do you expect a player to do when his old fans abuse him ? l have watched football since the 60s and l can tell you this is tame in comparison and don,t tell me its not acceptable in the modern era,,the real victim here is society its self how many more of our civil liberties are going to be eroded by the liberal brigade ,,far too many of the do gooders imposing their namby pamby philosophy upon us,,get a life, noddy57
  • Score: 13

7:00pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Good call says...

I concur with what has been said by Bucko, the population has been deliberately turned into a group of soft, childish fools who when someone says or does something that upsets them, run to the state like a child running to their mum when another kid calls them a name in the playground.

People need to man up (is that sexist?), grow up and develop an ability to deal with things that offend them without running to the police.
I concur with what has been said by Bucko, the population has been deliberately turned into a group of soft, childish fools who when someone says or does something that upsets them, run to the state like a child running to their mum when another kid calls them a name in the playground. People need to man up (is that sexist?), grow up and develop an ability to deal with things that offend them without running to the police. Good call
  • Score: 11

7:13pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Openminded? says...

Pegasus216 wrote:
The rules are...though shalt never ever insult LGBTs, Moslems, or Travellers...the rest of us are fair game though! In fact second class citizens in our own land
Why do you feel like a second class citizen?
[quote][p][bold]Pegasus216[/bold] wrote: The rules are...though shalt never ever insult LGBTs, Moslems, or Travellers...the rest of us are fair game though! In fact second class citizens in our own land[/p][/quote]Why do you feel like a second class citizen? Openminded?
  • Score: 4

7:33pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Steven Seagull says...

Lancs - pensioner wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
Lancs - pensioner wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
BuckoTheMoose wrote:
What a farce. We've become a nation of intolerant little girls who must not have our feelings hurt. What kind of a thin skinned, wet toast, big girls blouse goes to court as a witness in rubbish like this?

I hope the appeal is successful and if it were my choice, the stewards would loose their jobs as they are obviously unsuitable.

It's time we got our backbones back
So basically what you're saying is that homophobia is acceptable and we should tolerate it?
We'll Stephen for one who regularly hides behind the LT when calling all rovers fans a lot worse than what this chap has done I find your comments unbelievable.

Pot Kettle comes to mind!!
Regardless of how you take my comments Mr Wrinkly, the fact remains that he made a a homophobia gesture towards supporters and that simply isn't acceptable behaviour for anybody let alone an alleged professional footballer. Would you be just as dismissive if he had made a racist remark or a abused a disabled supporter? Although apparently that particular abhorrent behaviour isn't off the table for some Blackburn fans.
Would "Mr Wrinkly" not be classed as an ageist remark, you slag people of week in week out with a lot worse than this chap then you come here claiming to be the high and mighty, get lost, Mr Seagull. (I've no need to name call child).
You still haven't answered my question. Would you be as dismissive if he'd have made a racist gesture or abused a disabled supporter?

Are you the real Lancs Pensioner? I prefer the other guy.
[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BuckoTheMoose[/bold] wrote: What a farce. We've become a nation of intolerant little girls who must not have our feelings hurt. What kind of a thin skinned, wet toast, big girls blouse goes to court as a witness in rubbish like this? I hope the appeal is successful and if it were my choice, the stewards would loose their jobs as they are obviously unsuitable. It's time we got our backbones back[/p][/quote]So basically what you're saying is that homophobia is acceptable and we should tolerate it?[/p][/quote]We'll Stephen for one who regularly hides behind the LT when calling all rovers fans a lot worse than what this chap has done I find your comments unbelievable. Pot Kettle comes to mind!![/p][/quote]Regardless of how you take my comments Mr Wrinkly, the fact remains that he made a a homophobia gesture towards supporters and that simply isn't acceptable behaviour for anybody let alone an alleged professional footballer. Would you be just as dismissive if he had made a racist remark or a abused a disabled supporter? Although apparently that particular abhorrent behaviour isn't off the table for some Blackburn fans.[/p][/quote]Would "Mr Wrinkly" not be classed as an ageist remark, you slag people of week in week out with a lot worse than this chap then you come here claiming to be the high and mighty, get lost, Mr Seagull. (I've no need to name call child).[/p][/quote]You still haven't answered my question. Would you be as dismissive if he'd have made a racist gesture or abused a disabled supporter? Are you the real Lancs Pensioner? I prefer the other guy. Steven Seagull
  • Score: -7

7:35pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Steven Seagull says...

sen c b l wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
BuckoTheMoose wrote:
What a farce. We've become a nation of intolerant little girls who must not have our feelings hurt. What kind of a thin skinned, wet toast, big girls blouse goes to court as a witness in rubbish like this?

I hope the appeal is successful and if it were my choice, the stewards would loose their jobs as they are obviously unsuitable.

It's time we got our backbones back
So basically what you're saying is that homophobia is acceptable and we should tolerate it?
Which one of your faces shall I slap first? !!!
Save it for your wife or other female relatives Sen. Summer is nearly here so there's a chance a bit of extra skin might be shown. You might want to save all your slapping for then.
[quote][p][bold]sen c b l[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BuckoTheMoose[/bold] wrote: What a farce. We've become a nation of intolerant little girls who must not have our feelings hurt. What kind of a thin skinned, wet toast, big girls blouse goes to court as a witness in rubbish like this? I hope the appeal is successful and if it were my choice, the stewards would loose their jobs as they are obviously unsuitable. It's time we got our backbones back[/p][/quote]So basically what you're saying is that homophobia is acceptable and we should tolerate it?[/p][/quote]Which one of your faces shall I slap first? !!![/p][/quote]Save it for your wife or other female relatives Sen. Summer is nearly here so there's a chance a bit of extra skin might be shown. You might want to save all your slapping for then. Steven Seagull
  • Score: 4

7:38pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Steven Seagull says...

Interesting that not one blackburn fan on here has condemned his behaviour.

What an utter disgrace you are to your football team and an embarrassment to decent law abiding football supporters.

No wonder you're despised by so many.
Interesting that not one blackburn fan on here has condemned his behaviour. What an utter disgrace you are to your football team and an embarrassment to decent law abiding football supporters. No wonder you're despised by so many. Steven Seagull
  • Score: -2

8:23pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Forever Blue says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
Interesting that not one blackburn fan on here has condemned his behaviour.

What an utter disgrace you are to your football team and an embarrassment to decent law abiding football supporters.

No wonder you're despised by so many.
No wonder you're despised by so many that be just few hundred inbreds from Buuuuuuuunly then.
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: Interesting that not one blackburn fan on here has condemned his behaviour. What an utter disgrace you are to your football team and an embarrassment to decent law abiding football supporters. No wonder you're despised by so many.[/p][/quote]No wonder you're despised by so many that be just few hundred inbreds from Buuuuuuuunly then. Forever Blue
  • Score: 8

9:03pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Steven Seagull says...

Forever Blue wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
Interesting that not one blackburn fan on here has condemned his behaviour.

What an utter disgrace you are to your football team and an embarrassment to decent law abiding football supporters.

No wonder you're despised by so many.
No wonder you're despised by so many that be just few hundred inbreds from Buuuuuuuunly then.
I think not my fatherless shell suit wearing bin dipping friend. The shenanigans that have unfolded down at the Ewood and Bucket comedy store over the last few years have thrown you all onto the world stage and shown you for what you are. A shambles of a club who's supporters are clueless, classless, ungrateful, deluded and now it would seem homophobic too.

What a smashing family club you are. Keep up the good work cleatus.
[quote][p][bold]Forever Blue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: Interesting that not one blackburn fan on here has condemned his behaviour. What an utter disgrace you are to your football team and an embarrassment to decent law abiding football supporters. No wonder you're despised by so many.[/p][/quote]No wonder you're despised by so many that be just few hundred inbreds from Buuuuuuuunly then.[/p][/quote]I think not my fatherless shell suit wearing bin dipping friend. The shenanigans that have unfolded down at the Ewood and Bucket comedy store over the last few years have thrown you all onto the world stage and shown you for what you are. A shambles of a club who's supporters are clueless, classless, ungrateful, deluded and now it would seem homophobic too. What a smashing family club you are. Keep up the good work cleatus. Steven Seagull
  • Score: -10

9:38pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Forever Blue says...

Please add clueless, classless, ungrateful, deluded ( very deluded ) like I said just few hundred inbreds from Buuuuuuuunly then.
Please add clueless, classless, ungrateful, deluded ( very deluded ) like I said just few hundred inbreds from Buuuuuuuunly then. Forever Blue
  • Score: 4

9:40pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
Lancs - pensioner wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
Lancs - pensioner wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
BuckoTheMoose wrote:
What a farce. We've become a nation of intolerant little girls who must not have our feelings hurt. What kind of a thin skinned, wet toast, big girls blouse goes to court as a witness in rubbish like this?

I hope the appeal is successful and if it were my choice, the stewards would loose their jobs as they are obviously unsuitable.

It's time we got our backbones back
So basically what you're saying is that homophobia is acceptable and we should tolerate it?
We'll Stephen for one who regularly hides behind the LT when calling all rovers fans a lot worse than what this chap has done I find your comments unbelievable.

Pot Kettle comes to mind!!
Regardless of how you take my comments Mr Wrinkly, the fact remains that he made a a homophobia gesture towards supporters and that simply isn't acceptable behaviour for anybody let alone an alleged professional footballer. Would you be just as dismissive if he had made a racist remark or a abused a disabled supporter? Although apparently that particular abhorrent behaviour isn't off the table for some Blackburn fans.
Would "Mr Wrinkly" not be classed as an ageist remark, you slag people of week in week out with a lot worse than this chap then you come here claiming to be the high and mighty, get lost, Mr Seagull. (I've no need to name call child).
You still haven't answered my question. Would you be as dismissive if he'd have made a racist gesture or abused a disabled supporter?

Are you the real Lancs Pensioner? I prefer the other guy.
All racist comments along with Homophobic comments are disgraceful, but coming from a person like you preaching the high and mighty is just as disgraceful.
Remember people like me remember the Bile you come out with week in week out so get of your pathetic high horse and disappear down the drain pipe where you belong.
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BuckoTheMoose[/bold] wrote: What a farce. We've become a nation of intolerant little girls who must not have our feelings hurt. What kind of a thin skinned, wet toast, big girls blouse goes to court as a witness in rubbish like this? I hope the appeal is successful and if it were my choice, the stewards would loose their jobs as they are obviously unsuitable. It's time we got our backbones back[/p][/quote]So basically what you're saying is that homophobia is acceptable and we should tolerate it?[/p][/quote]We'll Stephen for one who regularly hides behind the LT when calling all rovers fans a lot worse than what this chap has done I find your comments unbelievable. Pot Kettle comes to mind!![/p][/quote]Regardless of how you take my comments Mr Wrinkly, the fact remains that he made a a homophobia gesture towards supporters and that simply isn't acceptable behaviour for anybody let alone an alleged professional footballer. Would you be just as dismissive if he had made a racist remark or a abused a disabled supporter? Although apparently that particular abhorrent behaviour isn't off the table for some Blackburn fans.[/p][/quote]Would "Mr Wrinkly" not be classed as an ageist remark, you slag people of week in week out with a lot worse than this chap then you come here claiming to be the high and mighty, get lost, Mr Seagull. (I've no need to name call child).[/p][/quote]You still haven't answered my question. Would you be as dismissive if he'd have made a racist gesture or abused a disabled supporter? Are you the real Lancs Pensioner? I prefer the other guy.[/p][/quote]All racist comments along with Homophobic comments are disgraceful, but coming from a person like you preaching the high and mighty is just as disgraceful. Remember people like me remember the Bile you come out with week in week out so get of your pathetic high horse and disappear down the drain pipe where you belong. Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 3

9:42pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Good call says...

I agree fully with Bucko, we are a nation of soft, politically correct fools who run to the state crying when someone says or does something they don't like, much like a small child does when another kid calls them a name in the playground.We are becoming a nation of tattle tales, snitches and grasses, "Mummy State, that man said something nasty, I'm upset waaaaahh"

People need to man up (is that sexist , Steven?) and do what adults should when someone says or does something they find offensive, ignore them and move on.
I agree fully with Bucko, we are a nation of soft, politically correct fools who run to the state crying when someone says or does something they don't like, much like a small child does when another kid calls them a name in the playground.We are becoming a nation of tattle tales, snitches and grasses, "Mummy State, that man said something nasty, I'm upset waaaaahh" People need to man up (is that sexist , Steven?) and do what adults should when someone says or does something they find offensive, ignore them and move on. Good call
  • Score: 11

9:20am Fri 11 Apr 14

A Darener says...

The gestures made were in response to the vile taunts of the Brighton fans. Whilst not condoning his behaviour there comes a time when even the most laid back person has to retaliate. Nobody was killed, nobody was injured. Get on with it!
The gestures made were in response to the vile taunts of the Brighton fans. Whilst not condoning his behaviour there comes a time when even the most laid back person has to retaliate. Nobody was killed, nobody was injured. Get on with it! A Darener
  • Score: 4

10:24am Fri 11 Apr 14

sen c b l says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
sen c b l wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
BuckoTheMoose wrote:
What a farce. We've become a nation of intolerant little girls who must not have our feelings hurt. What kind of a thin skinned, wet toast, big girls blouse goes to court as a witness in rubbish like this?

I hope the appeal is successful and if it were my choice, the stewards would loose their jobs as they are obviously unsuitable.

It's time we got our backbones back
So basically what you're saying is that homophobia is acceptable and we should tolerate it?
Which one of your faces shall I slap first? !!!
Save it for your wife or other female relatives Sen. Summer is nearly here so there's a chance a bit of extra skin might be shown. You might want to save all your slapping for then.
If ever you were to catch a glimpse of my wife's buttocks whilst she was sunbathing not only would your eye balls pop out but for the test of your life you'd be sleeping with your eyes open, regretting yours.
Now back to the initial question. Which face. The one with the smirk or the one facing the other side towards your anal?
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sen c b l[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BuckoTheMoose[/bold] wrote: What a farce. We've become a nation of intolerant little girls who must not have our feelings hurt. What kind of a thin skinned, wet toast, big girls blouse goes to court as a witness in rubbish like this? I hope the appeal is successful and if it were my choice, the stewards would loose their jobs as they are obviously unsuitable. It's time we got our backbones back[/p][/quote]So basically what you're saying is that homophobia is acceptable and we should tolerate it?[/p][/quote]Which one of your faces shall I slap first? !!![/p][/quote]Save it for your wife or other female relatives Sen. Summer is nearly here so there's a chance a bit of extra skin might be shown. You might want to save all your slapping for then.[/p][/quote]If ever you were to catch a glimpse of my wife's buttocks whilst she was sunbathing not only would your eye balls pop out but for the test of your life you'd be sleeping with your eyes open, regretting yours. Now back to the initial question. Which face. The one with the smirk or the one facing the other side towards your anal? sen c b l
  • Score: 3

12:08pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Saj143 says...

Lancs - pensioner wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
Lancs - pensioner wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
Lancs - pensioner wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
BuckoTheMoose wrote:
What a farce. We've become a nation of intolerant little girls who must not have our feelings hurt. What kind of a thin skinned, wet toast, big girls blouse goes to court as a witness in rubbish like this?

I hope the appeal is successful and if it were my choice, the stewards would loose their jobs as they are obviously unsuitable.

It's time we got our backbones back
So basically what you're saying is that homophobia is acceptable and we should tolerate it?
We'll Stephen for one who regularly hides behind the LT when calling all rovers fans a lot worse than what this chap has done I find your comments unbelievable.

Pot Kettle comes to mind!!
Regardless of how you take my comments Mr Wrinkly, the fact remains that he made a a homophobia gesture towards supporters and that simply isn't acceptable behaviour for anybody let alone an alleged professional footballer. Would you be just as dismissive if he had made a racist remark or a abused a disabled supporter? Although apparently that particular abhorrent behaviour isn't off the table for some Blackburn fans.
Would "Mr Wrinkly" not be classed as an ageist remark, you slag people of week in week out with a lot worse than this chap then you come here claiming to be the high and mighty, get lost, Mr Seagull. (I've no need to name call child).
You still haven't answered my question. Would you be as dismissive if he'd have made a racist gesture or abused a disabled supporter?

Are you the real Lancs Pensioner? I prefer the other guy.
All racist comments along with Homophobic comments are disgraceful, but coming from a person like you preaching the high and mighty is just as disgraceful.
Remember people like me remember the Bile you come out with week in week out so get of your pathetic high horse and disappear down the drain pipe where you belong.
Answer Stephens question ?
[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BuckoTheMoose[/bold] wrote: What a farce. We've become a nation of intolerant little girls who must not have our feelings hurt. What kind of a thin skinned, wet toast, big girls blouse goes to court as a witness in rubbish like this? I hope the appeal is successful and if it were my choice, the stewards would loose their jobs as they are obviously unsuitable. It's time we got our backbones back[/p][/quote]So basically what you're saying is that homophobia is acceptable and we should tolerate it?[/p][/quote]We'll Stephen for one who regularly hides behind the LT when calling all rovers fans a lot worse than what this chap has done I find your comments unbelievable. Pot Kettle comes to mind!![/p][/quote]Regardless of how you take my comments Mr Wrinkly, the fact remains that he made a a homophobia gesture towards supporters and that simply isn't acceptable behaviour for anybody let alone an alleged professional footballer. Would you be just as dismissive if he had made a racist remark or a abused a disabled supporter? Although apparently that particular abhorrent behaviour isn't off the table for some Blackburn fans.[/p][/quote]Would "Mr Wrinkly" not be classed as an ageist remark, you slag people of week in week out with a lot worse than this chap then you come here claiming to be the high and mighty, get lost, Mr Seagull. (I've no need to name call child).[/p][/quote]You still haven't answered my question. Would you be as dismissive if he'd have made a racist gesture or abused a disabled supporter? Are you the real Lancs Pensioner? I prefer the other guy.[/p][/quote]All racist comments along with Homophobic comments are disgraceful, but coming from a person like you preaching the high and mighty is just as disgraceful. Remember people like me remember the Bile you come out with week in week out so get of your pathetic high horse and disappear down the drain pipe where you belong.[/p][/quote]Answer Stephens question ? Saj143
  • Score: 3

2:45pm Fri 11 Apr 14

MxMave says...

Has the penny finally dropped on CKR for some of you?

When he was at Rovers there was a good portion of fans who wanted him to play each game "because of his strength". The majority of fans realised he was pap and that we could get a strong player who also had other sides to his game.

Enter Rudy Gestede.... 10x the player, good with his feet, strong AND can actually put direction on an aerial ball!!! CKR 3 goals in a season, Gestede 3 goals in 3 starts. Point proved...
Has the penny finally dropped on CKR for some of you? When he was at Rovers there was a good portion of fans who wanted him to play each game "because of his strength". The majority of fans realised he was pap and that we could get a strong player who also had other sides to his game. Enter Rudy Gestede.... 10x the player, good with his feet, strong AND can actually put direction on an aerial ball!!! CKR 3 goals in a season, Gestede 3 goals in 3 starts. Point proved... MxMave
  • Score: -2

2:16am Sat 12 Apr 14

LancsLad92 says...

I have to disagree with the top comments, they're payed professionals and to be homophobic in front of thousands, including children is just wrong.

Think about it realistically, if some gay guy called you fat at work, then you responded by insulting a person or many people with homophobic gestures, would you be surprised if you or your company got taken to court?

He's **** anyway I hope there's a loop hole that he has triggered in his contract so we sack him for it. The majority of us would get sacked for doing this and he deserves it.
I have to disagree with the top comments, they're payed professionals and to be homophobic in front of thousands, including children is just wrong. Think about it realistically, if some gay guy called you fat at work, then you responded by insulting a person or many people with homophobic gestures, would you be surprised if you or your company got taken to court? He's **** anyway I hope there's a loop hole that he has triggered in his contract so we sack him for it. The majority of us would get sacked for doing this and he deserves it. LancsLad92
  • Score: 0

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