I'm sorry to write this article but I am personally disgusted at the behaviour of some of our own fans. I am currently a season ticket holder in the Park End around the area of Row S/T in the low 100's.
For most of the season I and other ticket holders have had to put up with foul and abusive language that has escalated recently to include racist abuse against both Sean Wright Phillips and the lad Young from Aston Villa. I have had enough and will not be renewing this year purely because I am not listening to some mindless idiots calling themselves Everton supporters who find it amusing to behave in this manner.
I love this club but there are children in the area and something should be done to stop this without fans having the fear of repercussions as one of the individuals has been warned for his behaviour already. Good luck for next season and I hope you publish my concerns.
Steve Murphy, Posted 28/04/2008 at 21:09:35
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1 Posted 29/04/2008 at 06:38:56
2 Posted 29/04/2008 at 06:45:55
3 Posted 29/04/2008 at 07:58:06
I actually heard racial abuse from our fans towards Asians from Birmingham in the Gwlads street end. Very very dissapointing to be honest.
4 Posted 29/04/2008 at 08:49:57
The stewards don’t want to know, as they aren’t paid enough to wade into 50 morons and try and get them out and the policeman next to me wasn’t arsed either.
Steve, how long have you been a season ticket holder? There have been a lot worse times than this season and a lot more voices to be heard, so I assume you are quite new to it then?
5 Posted 29/04/2008 at 08:54:19
Your responsibility is to report these low life to the club and the police. I can well understand that you don’t feel able to confront them yourself but get the club to do it. You owe it to yourself, your club and those being abused.
However a word of warning; I witnessed something similar at Middlesboro’ last season - they even abused Yobo! I took down the seat details and reported it to the club. They took my details, thanked me and told me they would report back with their findings. To my disgust, I’m still waiting.
But please do not let this stop you from reporting this. It is all of duties to rid our grounds of this disgraceful behaviour.
6 Posted 29/04/2008 at 09:10:52
7 Posted 29/04/2008 at 09:15:08
8 Posted 29/04/2008 at 09:21:58
9 Posted 29/04/2008 at 09:24:44
By the vast majority, you will be made to feel very welcome. However you are still likely to come across the same small chance of discrimination in the ground that you may experience walking down a High Street. Remember, football is a reflection of society and society still has its idiots.
Please don’t let this put you off the opportunity of experiencing Goodison. You may only have a short couple of year’s left!
10 Posted 29/04/2008 at 09:32:02
11 Posted 29/04/2008 at 09:25:00
12 Posted 29/04/2008 at 09:34:19
13 Posted 29/04/2008 at 09:59:00
14 Posted 29/04/2008 at 10:57:05
Everton has come an awful long way both on the field and off it, and I sincerely hope that these dick heads who call themselves fans do not tarnish the good work that so many people at the club and around it have worked so hard for.
I urge anybody reading this to stamp this type of behavior out if they witness it ? do not allow the brainless element to tarnish our People's Club motto.
15 Posted 29/04/2008 at 10:58:04
To be fair to him after I had strongly voiced my objections and explained my family tree he did apologise ( ...as I think I made him feel like a right arsehole) but that cannot justify his actions. I really hope that the shit he got from me will make him think next time.... To racially abuse anybody whether it be at a football match or anywhere else is abhorrent but to racially abuse one of your own players... well it beggers belief.
I didn?t get the chance (as I was too busy celebrating with my son & brother) but I would have loved to have seen the lad?s face when Yobo scored the second goal... priceless I?ll bet.
16 Posted 29/04/2008 at 11:16:55
17 Posted 29/04/2008 at 11:16:37
I too want to echo what has already been said. Idiots exist everywhere and unfortunately they sometimes bring an entire group in disrepute. The vast majority of Evertonians are happy to welcome any person from any backround. I am happy we have you. After all, you can be supporting the Shite instead!
18 Posted 29/04/2008 at 11:58:06
19 Posted 29/04/2008 at 12:43:51
The idiots are a cancer of society not Everton, but we should still do our bit to help the club iradicate the remaining cancer from our great Club. The NSNO applies to our conduct too afterall. PS. A black mate of mine (of Kenyan origin) was in town visiting a few years ago and I brought her to Goodison (Park End) to watch the (dire) FA Cup bore draw, she had no problems whatsoever and and a great day despite the team’s poor performance: She is now a bluenose as a result. Fortunately the brain doners are a very small minority.
20 Posted 29/04/2008 at 13:26:13
As I have said before however, I do make frequent trips to Goodison and everything appears to be ok there. Posts today however seem to indicate the opposite!
In my opinion, and its only mine, the club simply haven't done enough to eradicate the problem - stewards being the main problem.
21 Posted 29/04/2008 at 18:51:02
I wont go to away games because of some of the scum that unfortunately follow us.
To be fair its not just our team its the whole league.
But its good to hear that people are getting fed up of it
22 Posted 29/04/2008 at 22:41:48
Maybe away games are different.