Bernardo Silva tweet controversy

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  1. Millwallawayveteran1988


    23 Sep 2010
    You will never get away with stuff like this nowadays. Bernardo was stupid posting that on a social media platform and will have to take his medicine. Right pain in the arse for us though if he gets a ban.
  2. pardoeofftomexico


    27 Jul 2014
    The Black and White Minstrels or the cat?
  3. deano ou812

    deano ou812

    14 Jul 2009
    In the dugout....
    Bernardo sums it up perfectly for me with another tweet,possibly after his first one was taken down “can’t even joke with a friend these days”.The world has gone mad .. joke and friend ..


  4. Cozmo Bozo

    Cozmo Bozo

    25 Apr 2009
    In this thread: People who fail to grasp the very basic idea of historical context. "B-b-but if someone posted a picture of a pale cartoon character, nobody would say anything about it!" Jesus wept.

    Bernardo might not be racist, but he must be a major thicko to post something like this on social media.

    After his mandatory course on racist stereotyping, he should be forced to sit in on "How not to be a thick footballer 101".
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  5. I'm With Stupid

    I'm With Stupid

    6 May 2013
    His follow up tweet isn't exactly great. "Can't even joke with friends nowadays." What he needs to realise is that posting something on Twitter isn't "joking with friends" it's joking with 600,000 followers and many millions of others who might see it second hand.
  6. Fordyboy46


    6 Feb 2019
    Chez vegas
    But the majority don't bat an eyelid over something so silly, even Bernardo probably though that and was having a joke with his mate Mendy. I really don't know how he can be punished for this, and if City come out with some ridiculous ban which I wouldn't put it past them, I'll be well fucked off.
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  7. ChicagoBlue


    10 Jan 2009
    I live in the States (obviously!) and am also on a pilot forum. I had attempted to write the word “bigger” and had inadvertently used the letter next to the”b” instead (which was an “n” not a “v” for the smart arses!), hit “submit” and walked away!

    When I came back to the computer later in the day, it had blown up....even though the n word was completely out of context and anyone with a scintilla of sense would have realized the mistake and read the word as “bigger.”

    Was threatened with a ban, told (in no uncertain terms) it could not be tolerated, and on and on and on! The mere presence of a SPELLING MISTAKE that was a forbidden word (because I’m white, of course!) was almost unrecoverable!!!

    In Bernardo’s case, it appears clear that he is going to have to go to some “education” class to be “reprogrammed” so he isn’t a racist!!! Maybe Mendy and Mbappe should go with him?!

    Whether it is smart or not, we are reaching a faux outrage tipping point, because what is ACTUALLY happening is that people are simply using instances like this to SHAPE YOUR LANGUAGE AND YOUR THOUGHTS....and it is a slippery slope!!

    I’m all for moving forward and leaving racist tropes behind, but it should be SOCIETAL NORMS that determine such things, not organized lynch mobs. It should be people simply saying “I don’t agree with that” and UNliking a person, as opposed to all the “some organization we made up should punish him!”

    Can no-one make a mistake anymore? Is there no “Hey mate, you know what....” anymore? Has tribalism become SO poisoned that we simply slay people for a misstep, or a simple cultural misdeed, where no one gets physically hurt, and even the “victim” claims no injury???

    Legislating taste harms society. Society has to use its collective strength to simply turn its back on such things, so that people understand it is no longer a norm, no longer accepted, no longer funny...but NOT NO LONGER ALLOWED! “Allowed” signifies a curtailing of the freedom to look like an idiot, a buffoon, a culturally inappropriate fool, and is determined by overzealous, politically correct zealots who seek to gain from their zealotry, as opposed to allowing society to simply turn its back on such behavior and allow society to move on.

    Bernardo needs to learn that highlighting a person for their racial characteristics, especially cartoonishly exaggerated ones, isn’t a trope that is deemed socially acceptable anymore by wide swaths of society, especially in the hyper-PC Britain of 2019, where he works. He is young, and I’ve no idea how intelligent he is or how small his bubble is, but he is learning the lesson publicly. That sucks for him, but let’s not act like he is walking around stabbing people, or calling everyone of color a N*****!

    I’d imagine someone at the club has already had a word. I also imagine the FA and their “Kick It Out” robots will have a word AND MORE, and he will have to go to “Re-education Camp” where he can be taught to be a Borg (Star Trek reference, not a Scandinavian reference, as I wouldn’t want to offend any Scandinavians!) and have some of the life sucked out of him.

    Thankfully, he is SUCH a nice, decent, funny bloke, most reasonable people will be able to put this down to a lack of awareness, as opposed to malice, and we can move on. However, THE NEXT TIME.......? He is now “on the list” and his misstep has been saved to hard drives across the world for future use.

    This is who we are now. You’ve been warned.
  8. It was beyond stupid to publish that on his social media, but to his defense Conguitos are the Spanish version of M&Ms, you'll find these in every store in Spain and Portugal.
  9. kippaxoldboy


    8 Nov 2018
    Manchester and France
    Ribinsons jam was an English brand with a logo that has been banned for many years. It wouldn`t be posted by anyone now so just because it`s a Spanish logo doesn`t make it defensible. Like I said previously. Bernado isn`t some idiot,he is an intelligent man.
  10. City Raider

    City Raider

    14 Jul 2008
    follow me I'm right behind you
    I note the new Chair at Kick It Out is a rag. Garth Crooks resigned over his appt, not sure what that’s all about.
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