Why John Terry Will Be Smashed by the Football Association to Appease the Masses
Some people cheered loudly. Others grumbled loudly.
The trial, which took a week, only proved conclusively that players say dirty words to one another.
It also means the Football Association is probably going to crush Terry after the uproar the decision caused.
Former and current black players expressed outrage.
Professional Footballers’ Association chief Clarke Carlisle told BBC Radio there should be a period of “mayhem” in order to clamp down on language.
Random interlopers weighed in.
With this many people crying for the axe, Terry will likely be used as a vehicle for the FA to become “serious” about words used on the pitch.
The courts said that Terry used the words he’s been accused of, just not whether or not what the intent was.
This will be proof enough for the FA to decry the actions of Terry and, with pressure from all sides, hit him with a longer ban than the one they produced for Luis Suarez.
Quite frankly, this whole issue has been ludicrous from the start.
Anton Ferdinand never asked the FA to intervene. He didn’t ask for charges to be laid out in court.
And now, Ferdinand is likely to get hit with a fine of his own.
That will probably be hard to swallow for Ferdinand. If, however, Ferdinand is not fined as well, there will be a different kind of uproar from a different group of people.
If I’m being honest, however, this whole situation is junk of a very high order.
You obviously can’t go around and call every Tom, Dick and Harry (or Luis, Patrice and Ibrahim) whatever you feel like calling them.
But at the same time, I doubt very highly that you can name a starting XI in world football that doesn’t have a trash talker or six in their mist.
Players give each other crap. It’s not like it’s a surprise or anything. They’ve been doing it for a long time now.
Hell, they’ve practically canonized Eric Cantona for some of his outbursts.
They’ve just decided that one player must pay for the sins of everyone. And that person, wouldn’t you know it, just happens to be Terry.
If they were truly concerned about the game's image, there would be some sort of outrage over Rio Ferdinand’s Twitter blasting of Ashley Cole.
But, since there isn’t, then we can safely assume that “choc ice” is not derogatory, as Ferdinand later claimed on Twitter (h/t dailymail.co.uk). Don’t worry about what Urban Dictionary says about it. (You can look that up on your own)
Since there isn’t any outrage, one can draw their own conclusion as to where the outrage of the Terry case really lies, but this is not the forum for it.
Instead, Terry will be made an example of by the FA.
And then, it a couple of months when the next big outburst happens, everybody will come running back to this, pound their fists and feel morally satisfied with themselves.
Even if nothing has actually happened.
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