Purple & Green

Radge McRadge
Today apparently

a Brechin player was sent off for calling a kelty player an effing póòf for requiring treatment after a soft foul.

was this a bizarre over reaction and or the correct punishment for completely unacceptable behaviour?

Interested in views. As far as I know the kelty player isn’t gay.

I think I’m right in saying you could call a player a “b” a “c” a hoor, but not a poof.

Purple & Green

Radge McRadge
Thread starter
So basically your opening gambit is to somehow defend a homophobe.
Absolutely not, I’m interested in everyone’s views on it.

if someone calls me a poof does that make them homophobic? I’m not sure it does.

regardless though; I wonder if use of that particular word is covered by humzas hate speech laws, in which case he might be looking at a 6 game ban and a criminal record. Is that proportionate?


Well-Known Radge
Not sure I understand what you're looking for views on? It's an acknowledged term of homophobic abuse and the rules state that's a red card offence. Seems straightforward enough to me.


Legendary Radge
If you call your mate a “big poof” who’s clearly not gay, I don’t see it being homophobic. Obviously it’s different if there’s someone gay around. I guess calling someone a big girls blouse is now sexist 🤔


Well-Known Radge
When I were a lad I used to go for a "chinky" with absolutely zero racist intent. Then one day I learnt that the term was offensive to Chinese people so I simply stopped saying it. My life didn't get materially worse in any way, shape or form by simply removing that word from my vocabulary and because I'm not a massive snowflake I didn't feel the need to go greeting about PC gone mad, I just accepted that the word dropping out of usage made life better for some people and made fuck all difference to me.


Aulder Than The Internet This Radge
I didn't think the term poof was derogatory anymore, for poofs anyway. It wasn't, then it was and then it wasn't again etc. However that was when I was working and when I was a liaison type person with minority groups it could well have changed again. I recently saw a list of 'acceptable' terms, just for women, that ran to about 4 pages of A4!

In terms of the footballer. Never mind (sort of) that the remark was homophobic, it was abusive, as are the other terms mentioned by @Purple & Green. That's unsporting behaviour and could be a sending off.


Well-Known Radge
Whatever the lads intent it’s a very poor comment and a deserved sending off.

I can imagine the pelters the ref would get if he didn’t take action and rightly so.

On a positive note, I was surprised to read this happened as it is not a term I ever hear today.


Just A Radge
In this day and age why would you even call someone that on the pitch? Could he not think of somehting more imaginative like bawbag


Just A Radge
A wonder if the same witch-hunt that Michael Gardyne had will apply or if it will get hushed up?
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The referee should not have sent him off......He should have got him to stand with his legs apart and given the aforementioned poof a free boot at his balls. Non PC rools ya bass.

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