Registered On: July 20, 2015
You cannot find too many folks less PC than me, BJ.
But, forgetting all the tired modern labels – there is something we used to call ‘decency’.
Having ‘a larf’ at someone else’s expense is bullying.
‘Banter’ is what happens only between mates & family you know for certain can take it. If just one feels uncomfortable in a group – it is wrong.
(As a former teacher how many bollockings have I issued over years to gobby, bullying teens who claim that their nastiness is ‘just a bit of banter, sir’.)
Yes – I know there are people out there whose sensitivities can border the ridiculous who can be a real pain – but we must try to live with one another.
‘Love thy neighbour’ takes a bit of beating.
Do I practise what I preach?
Please list all the personal insults I’ve used on Bru over the last decade or so.
Les, you have probably answered your own question pal, when you say that you have corrected many teen for things that they have obviously said, in my opiniom there is a big difference to being at school and being at a football match, I know yiu did not make reference about being at school, things certainly point in that direction.
Fans singing “get yourtits out for the boys is heard at other sports, when a nice young thing comes onto the sceen, normally the lady will just smile or laugh and take it as a compiment, I have never seen any take offence. I am sure you will agree that it is just banter and can be laughed off, and certainly not anything that requires an announcement on the club tanoy system.