20th March 2018

Flo and Joan - The last word

A couple of weeks ago the Nationwide released a statement which said that they had approached the Met Police because they were concerned that the talentless fools had received "death threats" on Twitter.
Hapless news aggregator "Metro" ran an article on the statement, it even published some of the tweets.  The tweets weren't released by the Nationwide, basically someone at the Metro did what's called a "search" on Twitter for anything F+J related and lo and behold results came back.
Having reviewed the tweets I can honestly say that not a single one could or should be considered to be a death threat.
A death threat should, I imagine, be directed to the "victim" in question and should actually threaten death.  There's a clue in the title.
A few of the online papers took up the story, most of the examples used were the same tweet, however the Metro article may have possibly shown an article by, ahem, yours truly.
A tweet which has been deleted since, sadly.
However, was it a threat?  No.  Had it appeared from a celeb or a comedian like Ricky Gervais it wouldn't have had the same airtime.
In truth the whole thing smacks of a publicity stunt from the Nationwide, I monitored the situation afterwards (from my panic room) and in all honesty there were more people in support of those who dislike the pair than in support of them.
It seems to have gone quiet now, so the Met are clearly not following up with it.  If they had it would also prove beyond all reasonable doubt that they're not interested in tackling real crimes and that thought crime and calling people names online is where it's at.
Jamie Carragher
I hope somebody writes a book about how close he came to winning the Premier League and calls it "Within Spitting Distance"
Last week it emerged that former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher spat from his car at a 14 year old girl.
He was suspended from his role at Sky Sports, at this stage until the end of the season.
Now, the headline was all very biased, how disgusting for a grown man to spit at a 14 year old girl eh?
Yeah, until you delve a little deeper into what actually happened.
The guy who reported it was driving down a dual carriageway or motorway, parallel to Carragher.  Whilst doing so he was also filming on his phone and goading the former player who had just been commentating on the Man United v Liverpool game.  A game in which United won.
Jamie lost his cool after a one goad too many, and spat out of his car.
The guy recording then played the victim saying to his camera, "That's nice, Jamie Carragher just spat at my 14 year old daughter".
He didn't spit at your daughter though did he?  He spat at your car.
Now, as a United fan I've no love for Carragher, although he is usually impartial when it comes to United (unlike some who love to get digs in all the time), and I'm certainly not defending him spitting.  But for the love of god, here is a man filming on his phone whilst driving down a road, clearly not keeping his eye on the road, with his 14 year old daughter in the car.
What should happen to the pair of them?
Carragher is suspended from Sky Sports until the end of the season.  No further action from the Police.
The driver of the car?  6 points on his licence and a fine for holding a mobile phone whilst driving.  Extra points and a fine for inciting whilst driving.
Thrown the fucking book at him, the twonk.
Ant and Dec? More like Shunt and Wrecked.
So, Ant (of Ant and Dec) got himself slightly refreshed and drove his car, resulting in an accident in which a 3 year old child was taken to hospital.
And what happened?
Everybody came out with the old, "Aww he's got demons, bless him.  Leave him alone to let him sort himself out".
Remind me what social media would have been like if it was just average Joe who did the same:
"Hang him", "Lock him up and throw away the key"
The excuse being that he's been depressed.  Now, I've known a few people who suffer with depression, hell I went through it myself once and at no point did they or I get in a car absolutely wankered and drive it home.
I get that Ant and Dec are popular, but that doesn't excuse behaviour like this.
It's not long since Ant was out of "rehab" for supposedly being addicted to painkillers.  Except, that's not quite true is it?
The truth is, he likes his chisel and he got caught out.  All this bollocks about being addicted to painkillers is just that, bollocks.
We shouldn't feel sorry for him, he had a choice to get tanked up and drive.  With all the money he has he could have had a driver or got one of those things we call a "Taxi".
He should be punished to the full extent of the law, just like a non celeb would be.
And finally...
Here's a rant about Freedom of speech.
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