Ten Bobsworth wrote:It seems to me, Sluffy, that footie forums are mainly populated by folk who want to have their prejudices re-inforced by similarly prejudiced individuals. Some get really upset when those prejudices are questioned or challenged. Diddums, I say.
That is simply life being reproduced on social media not in this case social media influencing life.
We experienced the same things of fan hatred of club owners long before social media was invented - I myself may even have been influenced by such things when I was younger watching the grown ups showing their anger at games - I remember the chanting against the then manager Bill Ridding for instance.
The difference for me at least with social media (and growing up and learning about human behaviour and having been trained in relevant fields) is to be able to try to explain to the masses that their views and opinions based on nothing more than emotions, hatred and being part of the collective, doesn't mean that their view is always the right one and sometimes as in this case can be factually disproved.
I've also learned over the years that the majority of people simply don't like to be proven wrong - even on the internet.
This doesn't bother me.
I'm not a sheep who feels the need to be part of a flock and I'm not an evangelist who feels the need to bring the truth into everyone's life.
I'm just an observer who try's to help anyone who wants my help and laugh at anyone who try's to have a pop at me such as Wanderlust and latterly yourself.
At the end of the day football is just a GAME.
It shouldn't be so important in anyone's life, it is just an entertainment or a hobby - not a religion, not a calling, not a vocation.
If people want to dedicate their lives to it then that's up to them but is it any different than people wasting their lives watching TV soap operas or stamp collecting or believing that someone created the world in seven days?
Isn't this and everything else somehow bizarre?
It is to me anyway.
All that matters is the here and now with your family and friends - why else are we here for - have we really been created over millenniums simply to tell lies or try to change peoples view of someone on a football forum?
I don't think so.
I can't take the internet seriously and God help those who clearly do.
Unfortunately for me, that is nearly everyone else - and that is why that it is ME that is out of step with the rest of the world.
C'est la vie - as they say.