Date: 24th December 2011 at 10:36am
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Diedre has the backing of Liverpool fans

Diedre has the backing of Liverpool fans

This week has seen one thing hugging the headlines. Racism. It is a week that has seen Luis Suarez charged by the FA and news that John Terry will face criminal charges.

The responses of the two teams were like chalk and cheese. While Chelsea showed a bit of class and decorum, Liverpool released a statement, that I’m sure had many of their own fans squirming.

They told us how Luis Suarez could definitely not be a racist. We were told that one of his Grandparents was black, how he has played with black players in the past and how his favourite Jelly Baby is the black one.

We were told how much of a nice guy Luis Suarez is. How he does great work for charity. They failed to mention his recent gesture to the Fulham fans and him once biting an opponent, but that doesn’t count.

In a move inspired be the ‘Free Deirdre Rachid’ campaign, the Liverpool players and manager, decided to wear t-shirts in support of Luis Suarez before the Wigan game on Wednesday. The end result, a dull 0-0 draw, spoke volumes.

In other news, it looks like Manchester United are starting to find their stride again. Two good wins against QPR and Fulham, even with almost a full team out injured, we dominated both games and should have probably scored more.

Also, Manchester City continued to win, Chelsea continued to not win, Blackburn look in more trouble than a Husband Christmas shopping at 5pm on Christmas eve and Robin Van Persie continued to score in every single game he has ever played in, except against City.

As it is Panto season, Manchester City have decided to put a curtain up, around their training ground, to stop unwanted press coverage. Mario Balotelli was seen turning up dressed as Widow Twankey in anticipation, while Gareth Barry already has the wardrobe to go dressed as Aladdin.

If you think the crowds are bad over here, we don’t have anything on the Dutch. During a game between AZ Alkmaar and Ajax, a fan ran on to the and attacked goal keeper Esteban Alvarado. Alvarado then kicked the attacker, got sent off and the game was stopped.

And finally, Arsenal have decided to postpone their boxing day game with Wolves by 24 hours, due to the pending tube strikes. With one ‘Strike’ on a match day, the Aslef now have a better strike rate than Marouane Chamakh and Park Chu-Young.

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