‘England lost footy thanks to PC gone mad’


3:15 pm - July 1st 2010

by Sunny Hundal    


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Say hello to Mike Buckingham. He is a columnist at the South Wales Argus.

He is also a bigot who, in his latest rant blames “multiculturalism” and our “lack of identity” as responsible for losing to Germany in the World Cup.

His column this week isn’t online (wonder why) but Angry Mob blog has some excerpts:

HAD I not been minus four at the time I would have been for Chamberlain and his policy of appeasement before the last war.

The reason Germany thrashed England in the World Cup is that it is a better-organised society and one united around the idea of itself as a Northern European country with values which are superior to anybody else’s.

A northern European country with superior values eh? What values specifically is he referring to?

This is where we were before multiculturalism fatally undermined England and its sense of identity and self-belief, and will as surely do the same to Wales.

Ah right, “multiculturalism” is to blame. Apparently it undermines our self-belief. This is why William Jermain Defoe scored and Wayne Rooney couldn’t.

Bucking goes on to say:

The Germans, in football as in all else, pick the best people for the job.

In Britain we pick the least worst, unless they happen to belong to an approved-of minority in which case we settle for the truly useless.

And we’re at his main point: England lost because there’s too much political correctness and giving jobs to black people who don’t deserve it.

The fact that Germany also had black and Turkish players in their team is completely ignored. Why let little facts like that get in the way when you’re looking for a scapegoat?

You can also read his other rants in the past on Haiti at Angry Mob.

I’m surprised he hasn’t been snapped by up the Daily Express already as a columnist.

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“The reason Germany thrashed England in the World Cup is that it is a better-organised society and one united around the idea of itself as a Northern European country with values which are superior to anybody else’s.”

Well a minority of Germans did between 1933 and 1945, got them into a spot of trouble though. You’re right, I’m surprised he’s not at the Mail of the Express going to dinner with Jan Moir.

William Defoe?

” I would have been for Chamberlain and his policy of appeasement before the last war.”

Don’t need to read any more.

Why is a Nazi supporter being taken seriously.

Just another blowhard provincial plank, like that geezer at the Press in Dewsbury who tries his best every week to insult the Asian community. I sometimes wonder if drawing attention to these hateful little men is exactly what they want, but still. And besides all that though, he’s plain dumb wrong. The 2010 Germany vintage has embraced immigration and multiculturalism. Cacau, anyone? Podolski…? Ozil…?

William Defoe?

The less publicity the better or you could be creating a monster; before our very eyes. Clearly an idiot, I will be happy if I never hear about this guy again. You have already given him a great CV application line* for any future media work (Daily Mail, Talk Sport or Express)

*I annoyed the liberals.

I would like to hear about this new striker England have got though? We need one.

Shocking bigotry.

But Rich at 2 is right, I think you mean Jermain!

William Defoe? LOL

What a tit…

Although now you mention it, that would explain Emile Heskey. I mean there’s not other explanation I can think of.

9. the a&e charge nurse

[2] yeah, Willem Defoe – here he is celebrating after netting against the all white Slovenians
http://www.whoateallthepies.tv/Platoon.png

Close up he looks like this;
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/world_cup_2010/matches/match_37/default.stm

Willem Defoe!! LMAO,Anyway Ozil was Germanys best player.You should’nt give the eejit publicity

“He is a columnist at the South Wales Argus.

He is also a bigot who, in his latest rant blames “multiculturalism” ”

lets hope he is at least consistant and rants about english immigrants into Wales then.

“Although now you mention it, that would explain Emile Heskey. I mean there’s not other explanation I can think of.”

I realise you’re being sarcastic, but in case people take it literally the reason was his ability to hold the ball up and bring the more skilful players into play, as he did when initially recalled back in 2007 and does when he has confidence in himself. Was also popular with other strikers because of this.

True fact: The German Nazi party refuses to support our football-team because of too many players with foreign backgrounds (11 in total).

In the England-match the first two goals were scored by Klose and Podolski, who were both born in Poland.
Without the goal of Mesut Özil (3rd generation turkish immigrant, recites the Koran during the national anthem) against Ghana we wouldn’t have made the group-stage.

So yeah it’s obviously the immigrant’s fault.

13. Watchman

Unpleasant sounding idiot, but can I point out that from the quotations Mr Buckingham never actually wrote it was because we had non-white players that we lost (perhaps implied it, but I doubt this would stand up in court). His attack was on multiculturalism, which he clearly is unable to understand and equates with positive discrimination (his chosing people from ‘favoured minorities’ line), which he might think was responsible for picking the squad, but I don’t know.

The other thing to note is that we only have quotes out of context (as far as I can tell) here. Before we label someone as claiming England would be better with all white players it might be good to confirm this was the message of the whole article.

Mr Buckingham still strikes me as unpleasant and ignorant, and quite possibly capable of something as racist as blaming losing a football match on the skin tone of the players, but select quotes which show him not quite saying that are enough to say he did for certain. Although they have convinced me he is not worth worrying about.

Rooney’s family probably arrived on these shores around the same time as Defoe’s anyway as he is of Irish Catholic extraction.

15. margin4error

I definately blame minorities and immigrants for England’s early exit. Germany has too many of both who are better at football than our players.

Then again they have some Germans who are very good too.

16. Watchman

margin4error,

But they’re all foreigners, so we can blame the lot of them eh? 😉

If only everyone realised it was the duty to lie down and roll over for the English, the world would be a better, if rather odd, place. Although England games would be even less entertaining, if that were possible.

My mates and I got into a bizarre name-association game with Jermain Defoe after I called him Jermain Dupri (the rapper) and so it went, until I completely forgot his original name. Hence ‘William Defoe’.

Can anyone find a copy of the Argus and take a picture of the article perhaps?

This is good too: I buy petrol at Texaco station when I possibly can since that company supported Franco in the Spanish civil war.

Actually there’s something quite refreshing about Mikey. Most foaming right-wingers tend to reject the charge of fascism. He’s at least open about his views. Admittedly it’s not a positive reflection on South Wales that the local rag features openly fascist propaganda, but still…

Many of the white players for Germany are from other countries anyway (where one parent was born in Germany, for example). Mike Buckingham seems to have constructed this opinion from some sort of fantasy.

@18 Larry

“Admittedly it’s not a positive reflection on South Wales that the local rag features openly fascist propaganda, but still…”

Sarcasm? Sometimes it’s laid on so thick in comments it can be difficult to tell.

21. Chaise Guevara

“If only everyone realised it was the duty to lie down and roll over for the English, the world would be a better, if rather odd, place”

I’m still angry with Portugal for having the temerity to beat us last time. Just who the fuck do they think they are? People? Of course, I cancelled by holiday to Portugal in protest. Even that didn’t go down well. I tried my best Spanish to the woman on the phone and she acted like she didn’t understand a word.

22. Chaise Guevara

*Cancelled MY holiday. Bollocks.

23. Rhys Williams

Well as most British journalists take their cue from Nick Cohen’s tome ” I am a right wing twat who has a drink problem”. It is not surprising.
1. The German side that beat us was the most multi ethnic team produced by that country.
2. The reason why we cannot trap a ball is that PC countries like Germany and Holland teach their kids technique before allowing them to compete in matches. Our poor kids get shouted at by parents and coaches from the age of 5 to lump the ball forward and win at all costs without first learning how to pass a ball correctly.

Personally I cannot wait for the day newspapers are replaced by the Internet or other media and these right wing racist, lazy, 3 hour lunch break scumbags are put on the dole.

Why do you give air time to such idiots?

Well, Mikey might have been for appeasement if he’d been around before the war. But if he’d been around during the war he’d have been in a cell, right next to Oswald Moseley.

Ah, was waiting until Buckingham went national.

He is the writer in my local rag. Basically the world is a gay/bbc/marxist/muslim/welsh language conspiracy.

Glad a light is being shone on this idiot.

27. Matt Munro

@ 23 2. The reason why we cannot trap a ball is that PC countries like Germany and Holland teach their kids technique before allowing them to compete in matches.

Have you ever actually been to either ? “PC” is not a word I’d use to describe them


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