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Posted: 7th December 2010 by steven. in News

Tags: Alex Beam, direct action, Hillsborough 2

The face of ignorance?

There’s no better way to win over the hearts and minds of Reds fans then to talk a bunch of trash about the tragic events of April 15th, 1989. Well Alex Beam, you’ve just become enemy number one. Ring up Steven Cohen and ask him how spreading rumors and lies about the deaths of 96 people we all hold near and dear to our hearts turned out. You can find him down at the unemployment office.

 

This piece of toilet journalism, which I refuse to quote from lest I lower my IQ even more, was printed earlier today and has raised the hackles of millions of Reds living in England and abroad. We’re not putting up with this, obviously. I encourage you to email letter@globe.com and let those in charge of the Boston Globe know that Mr. Beam needs to get his facts straight before printing such ignorant, misinformed, insensitive garbage.

 

I sincerely hope that Mr. Beam takes the time to educate himself on such sensitive topics before spouting off on them in the future. 96 people dead? That’s nothing to take lightly.

 

 

My email has gone!!

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The artlcle now says

Correction: Because of a reporting error, Alex Beam's column on Tuesday in the "g" section mischaracterized the 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster involving Liverpool soccer fans as a "riot." The official investigation into the disaster, which cost 96 lives, placed the blame primarily on poor crowd control and inadequate stadium design.

 

at the start

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Correction: Because of an ignorant reproter reporting error, Alex Beam's column on Tuesday in the "g" section mischaracterized the 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster involving Liverpool soccer fans as a "riot." The official investigation into the disaster, which cost 96 lives, placed the blame primarily on poor crowd control and inadequate stadium design which our a-hole was totally oblivious to.

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Sorry what's this?

 

The scumbag in the article wrote this : Even by the deranged standards of European soccer, Red fans are totally bonkers. Their excitable Internet fan sites are still agonizing over a 21-year-old soccer riot that killed 96 people. One website, Thisisanfield.com, is publishing yet another exhaustive history of the incident, and still actively promotes a boycott of Rupert Murdoch’s tabloid The Sun, two decades after the paper accused Liverpool fans of pickpocketing the corpses, and other outrages.

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Correction: Because of a reporting error, Alex Beam's column on Tuesday in the "g" section mischaracterized the 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster involving Liverpool soccer fans as a "riot." The official investigation into the disaster, which cost 96 lives, placed the blame primarily on poor crowd control and inadequate stadium design.

 

Two months ago, Red Sox owner John Henry and his partners in New England Sports Ventures purchased Liverpool FC, historically one of Europe’s greatest soccer teams. Obviously, Henry, who admits he knows nothing about English soccer, is hoping to turn a few quid in the globalized sports marketplace.

 

So far, Henry’s brief stewardship has been uneventful. The team is having a bad year under a mediocre coach, but its problems redound to the previous, despised American owners. Tom Hicks and George Gillett generated huge debts, public relations debacles, and no Premier League championships. For now, the Red Sox PR machine is pumping out happynews about Henry’s visits to grotty Liverpool — Worcester without the glitz — and about his wife’s inane Twitter messages to the fans, e.g. “Wow! Anfield [the team’s stadium] really is a special place!’’

 

The few sane people I have talked to about Liverpool understand that these are early days for New England Sports Ventures and that meaningful changes probably won’t come until Liverpool’s season ends in May. None of those sane people are in Liverpool, however. Even by the deranged standards of European soccer, Red fans are totally bonkers. Their excitable Internet fan sites are still agonizing over a 21-year-old soccer stadium disaster that killed 96 people. (The original version of this story mischaracterized the event as a riot.) One website, Thisisanfield.com, is publishing yet another exhaustive history of the incident, and still actively promotes a boycott of Rupert Murdoch’s tabloid The Sun, two decades after the paper accused Liverpool fans of pickpocketing the corpses, and other outrages.

 

In a lengthy interview with one of the fan sites, Redandwhitekop.com (kop refers to a part of Anfield stadium), Henry confined himself to boilerplate Belispeak: “This club needs everyone on the same page every day. Every day. We need everyone focused on what needs to be done in the next match facing us and during that match,’’ blah blah blah. He comes across as bloodless and dispassionate, talking about soccer in the same breath as his auto racing interests and baseball — one management template for all. That kind of talk won’t sit well by the Mersey, believe me.

 

Thisisanfield.com is also publishing a generally positive, three-part history of the Red Sox under Henry & Co., written by an anonymous Bostonian who is a rabid Liverpool fan. He praises Henry’s work with the Sox and with Fenway, but warns of “some startling, and potentially worrying, differences’’ between the Sox and Liverpool: “Liverpool is in a precarious situation with regards to finances. And we’re a bit, shall we say, passionate about winning, and have never been losers. Ever. . . . Can NESV navigate the minefields of English football? Too early to say.’’

 

There are other worrisome facts: It’s impossible to imagine a high-gloss player-franchise, a la David Beckham and his appalling wife, moving to doggy Liverpool. Likewise Premier League financing rules will change next year, not necessarily to Liverpool’s benefit. I suspect my friend Steve Stark may have it correct, writing on the Atlantic magazine website: “Just like their precursors, these Americans will eventually be run out of town too, wondering what the hell they were thinking when they bought Liverpool FC.’’

 

http://www.boston.com/sports/soccer/articles/2010/12/07/alex_beam_hardball_in_liverpool/?camp=localsearch:on:twit:rtbutton

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And of course it's dragged a few c**** out from under their rocks on the likes of Twitter, leaping to his defence.

 

"Well, it WAS the fans fault".

 

The glee some scumbags take in throwing this mud is deeply depressing.

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t***.

 

what research? would hav taken about 3 minutes to do enough research to realise that he was wrong..

 

 

Even the "anonymous Bostonian who is a rabid Liverpool fan" would have take about 3 minutes to track down.. as it happens I have his phone number in my mobile.. its that easy.

 

I f***ing despair..

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t***.

 

what research? would hav taken about 3 minutes to do enough research to realise that he was wrong..

 

 

Even the "anonymous Bostonian who is a rabid Liverpool fan" would have take about 3 minutes to track down.. as it happens I have his phone number in my mobile.. its that easy.

 

I f***ing despair..

 

order him a brain from the local takeaway, he obviously doesnt have one

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t***.

 

what research? would hav taken about 3 minutes to do enough research to realise that he was wrong..

 

 

Even the "anonymous Bostonian who is a rabid Liverpool fan" would have take about 3 minutes to track down.. as it happens I have his phone number in my mobile.. its that easy.

 

I f***ing despair..

 

He clearly isn't aiming to write a factual piece. He's just being a c*nt

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Hi all,

 

Increasing the pressure on the Boston Globe, a show on PBS, the Emily Rooney Show, will take on the Alex Beam / Globe story and hold them accountable live on TV if you recommend it here http://www.beatthepress.org/suggest-a-topic Recommend "Stacy's" choice, you will see if as the top current choice. You will have to register to do it. Please do, it takes 30 seconds.

 

 

 

(courtesy of Tim from lfcboston.)

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