Reading Blade (no login) Posted Apr 26, 2012 9:50 AM
I won't get into it with you with regards to a miscarriage of justice - and I think you express yourself fairly and reasonably.
Neither of us (or any of the mad men on Blades mad) have seen the full evidence and a jury of 12 (7 men) did and convicted him unaminously in 4-5 hours. Rape is a notoriously difficult crime to get a conviction on.
From what I've read - there's no way he could be sure she was consenting (turning around your point).
I've never been so embarassed to be a Blade in the last 7 days.
The behaviour of a regrettably sizeable minority of our "fans" has been nothing short of a discrace in the:
1. Harrassment of the poor girl
2. The moronic posts on messageboards (not you Sane!) (see Blades Mad)
3. The "Super Ched" chant at MK Dons, however brief was joined in on by several thousands Blades
It's been so bad that I've thought about walking away and going to watch my local non league team. Since when did a sizable minority support rape or other extremely dubious behavour which there have been a number of posts on Blades Mad stating that this thing happens all the time and there's nothing morally wrong with what he did, crime or otherwise).
Tribalism in football makes the game/experience what it is but so many of our "fans" have overstepped the mark this week. It makes me phyiscally ill.