After the disappointment of losing to lowly Cardiff could the week get any worse? Well, sadly yes. Troy Deeney was victim of racist abuse BY ONE OF OUR OWN FANS. Not that racist abuse against anyone else is acceptable. We still have, in 2023 people that can only express themselves with this kind of language. Do they think that someone’s ability or lack of it is dependent on one’s skin colour. I know the life that Troy has had, and where he came from. He has probably put up with this nonsense all his life, His story is one of inspiration for every person whatever they purport to be. The ‘Wood’ from whence he came is no paradise. Every kid of every shade who comes from there has fought prejudices most of their lives. A Chelmsley Wood address has never been seen as an advantage. I know because I was around when they built it. I also, and I apologize for this, used the area as basis for my short standup comedy career. Something about my guard dog being unable to put out fires. My Auntie Mary who lived there most of her life was furious at me. Quite rightly so, and my apologies to anyone who would have been offended by that.
Troy Deeney I am sure, divides opinion on his value to the Club. Troy has been an inspiring captain and still retains his instinctive goal scoring flair. He may have lost some pace but they say the first five yards are in a player’s head. What ever his attributes or otherwise, being a mixed race Brummie has no bearing on his ability to kick a ball.
The idiot who gave him that abuse should take a look at himself in the mirror. Firstly why would you want to pay £20 plus to hurl racist abuse at someone who probably earns that amount in less than a second? Troy Deeney is a fine human being who has fought the abuse and now speaks out for all people who are discriminated against. I suspect the abuser himself is not of a privileged background. If he is, then he can do one anyway. Like as not he is one of the people who needs the support of people like Troy and should be behind him on and off the field.
The Tilton Talk show hosts have gotten abuse from those who feel we are just a group privileged to be supported by the Club.
We are not and represent people who have the Blues interest at heart. I well remember in the 70’s when the goal net at the Hawthorns was filled with bananas. Maybe I thought that was amusing. I know I was uncomfortable with it and what evil was coming out of the ‘Zulus’. Ironic that became a multicultural group! My comfort was really disturbed as Cyrille Regis cut us to bits. What ever team Cyrille played for he always seemed to find a goal against us. That abuse rang in his ears for 15 years or more.
40 years later we have hardly changed apart from getting worse. In those terrible times when Cyrille, John Barnes, Laurie Cunningham and many more were terrorized, no-one would call out their own players. Those hypocrites would never see skin colour wrapped in their own team’s kit.
I’m sure the perpetrator of this evil against Troy will be found and banned from football for life.
So, Saturday we go to Huddersfield. Relegation threatened, winless for weeks and with a new manager. Just the sort of a situation we never have difficulty do we?
Anyway, look out for ‘Watto’s Weekly Live’ on You Tube and Facebook.
God Bless you all
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great post, I too am from “the wood” I have lived here for 54 years, I love this place and the multi cultural society I live in here, Troy is part of it and always will be, I am proud to say this man is from my area, I also hope this moron who abused him is found, banned from our ground forever and punished in the law courts too, I’d also like to see him stand in front of Troy and explain exactly why he has this problem with people of colour, I doubt he has the balls to do that as most cowards are gutless, KRO TROY, CHELMSLEY WOOD IS RIGHT BEHIND YOU.
After the pathetic display from both our Team and Manager against Cardiff and the lack of criticism on social media platforms such as this l get the feeling that most people have accepted the situation our club is in.While l kind of admire Eustace for his honestly and bravado l feel his limitations are being shown especially with his team selections and the handling of certain players.He was found out against Cardiff because they did their homework on us,Eustace should have known how they were going to play but selected a side that played right into their hands,pathetic to see it unfold tell you the truth.He persists in keep playing people out of position and l think instead of nurturing our young talent he is fact stifling it.The old familiar has beens are around again,Gardner,Jukiewitz etc who are not may l add not the future of the club.Young Alfie Chang had a brilliant couple of games a few weeks ago now he is not even a bench warmer,Jordan James had a breakthrough season last year now his is a permanent bench warmer when he should be starting every match.George Hall should be starting every match ,he is our crown jewel but never seems to start as Eustace persists in picking the over rated Bacuna,strange selections.We are way to over reliant on loan players which people have finally realised and will come back to bite us at the end of the season when they all go back.We are not in a great place at the moment and unfortunately l cannot see much hope on the horizon.
whatever people think about troy deeney he has came to our club and he is the one who we see galvanising the players the fans see it and 99.9 per cent of genuine blues fans support that ,by his own admission he hasn’t really done what he wanted but his heart is blue and fair play to him as for the younger players when they have left the club it is no good whoever is manager moaning about it we don’t play them ,we here how good they are but can’t get games that’s down to the manager
l am a season ticket holder and l am fed up of having my hopes built up and constantly shot down time and time again.I thought the Zola era was pretty bad but the Tuesday performance beggared belief.Eustace has done a fair job with the constraints he is under and l guess he came cheap but he is technically naive.I can see us getting the odd win or two and surviving again but the real worry is what is going to happen next season.