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Hodgson's joke and who told the papers?
Well I'm sure all of you have heard about Roy Hodgson's apparently racist joke, which in my opinion has been completely taken out of proportion, and made a much bigger deal than it should've been. It obviously wasn't meant in a racist way. If you haven't seen it:
“NASA decided they’d finally send a man up in a capsule after sending only monkeys in the earlier missions,” the joke goes.
“They fire the man and the monkey into space.
“The intercom crackles, ‘Monkey, fire the retros.’
“A little later, ‘Monkey, check the solid fuel supply.’
“Later still, “Monkey, check the life support systems for the man.’
“The astronaut takes umbrage and radioes NASA, ‘When do I get to do something?’
“NASA replies, ‘In 15 minutes – feed the monkey.’”
As in pass to Townsend. Ridiculous because he would have said the same to Gerrard, Wilshere, anyone, not just a black player.
But here's another thought - which player decided to tell the press about this? One member of the England squad did. And judging by their twitter reactions, we can rule out Townsend and Rooney. I'm guessing they're black. But whoever they are, surely when the player is eventually found out, their relationship with Hodgson will be damaged and possibly their England chances damaged too? If you have an issue with something go to the FA or Kick it Out, do not go to The Sun newspaper. This player is so stupid to go to the press. Who do you think grassed up Roy and what is your opinion on this subject?