Newcastle United To Ban Fans Who Chant Racist Slogans


Newcastle United issued a statement on the official web-site today as follows:

“Newcastle United will not tolerate any form of racist behavior and will continue to work closely with the authorities and anti-racism organizations to rid sport and society of racism.”

“The Club condemns any form of racist chanting and any individual found guilty of such an offense will be banned from St. James’ Park.”

We had our own article on the racial chanting this morning, and we are pleased the club has released a suitably strong statement.



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108 comments so far

  • Turkish Magpie

    Dec 4, 2008 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #1

    Ban them

    p.s. heard about Keane, hopefully its endless defeats for the makems now

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  • Michael

    Dec 4, 2008 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #2

    What exactly where the chants?

    Because if it’s the one about him having a bomb it isn’t racist, its based on him looking like the shoe bomber as opposed to his religion.
    We used to call hasselbaink a fat eddie murphy, and that was never construed as being racial.

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  • DanToon

    Dec 4, 2008 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #3

    Mountain, Molehill.

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  • gimps

    Dec 4, 2008 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #4

    thats the one “hes got a bomb u know mido”
    the fact people are implying racism is actually racism in itself, to assume because he`s egyptian is the reason there were chants is racist,
    the chant implies he looks like a person who has bombed people ,and not, he is an islamic therefore he must be a bomber?
    does that make sense?
    it does to me, but i wrote it

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  • Michael

    Dec 4, 2008 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #5

    Thats what I mean, is that the chant that all the fuss is about? Because if it is then it has been completely misunderstood.

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  • TJ

    Dec 4, 2008 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #6

    Guys let us help ED win the Award,U can vote many times by clearing the private data in the internet browser.I tried it and it work we are on 30%.

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  • TJ

    Dec 4, 2008 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #8

    I have always wanted good things for NUFC fans and supporters so help ED get this one.

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  • TJ

    Dec 4, 2008 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #9

    Guys were are on 31%

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  • TJ

    Dec 4, 2008 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #10

    Guys were are on 32%

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  • TJ

    Dec 4, 2008 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #11

    Guys were are on 33%

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  • TJ

    Dec 4, 2008 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #12

    Only 3% is remaining and we are the best.

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  • TJ

    Dec 4, 2008 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #13

    We are level with Arseblog

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  • TJ

    Dec 4, 2008 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #14

    we are leading with 35%

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  • Bigchrisfgb

    Dec 4, 2008 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #15

    How come the FA make a big deal about this, but don’t take any action what so ever against Sunderland when their fans were chanting obscene things, visually swearing on camera and invaded the page, tried to start a fight with our supporters and such?

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  • najikhin

    Dec 4, 2008 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #16

    yes!! proud of u guys.. we are ahead of arse_blog..

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  • Bigchrisfgb

    Dec 4, 2008 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #17

    Pitch*, not page, lol

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  • nightfall

    Dec 4, 2008 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #18

    yes…we’re leading…but there’s still 11 days of voting… keep up the good work 😉

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  • TJ

    Dec 4, 2008 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #19

    We are on 37% @nightfall are voting.

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  • nightfall

    Dec 4, 2008 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #20

    i vote every day..several…hundred times 🙂

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  • TJ

    Dec 4, 2008 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #21

    @nightfall,we have 38%.I have voted for 1 hour.

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  • beyethegreat

    Dec 4, 2008 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #22

    tj

    youre not allowed to vote more than once apparentley a blog done that last year and have been banned from doing it this year

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  • nightfall

    Dec 4, 2008 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #23

    TJ – yes i know..i’m still voting..playing poker and voting 🙂

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  • mimo

    Dec 4, 2008 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #24

    How is it so many apologists can convince themselves that the morons singing the song did so on the basis of a rather dodgy resemblance to Richard Reid. You do not know all of the people involved thus you can not come on here and tell people why people sang the song. Stop making excuses because anyone who is following this story wonders why you you are doing this.

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  • TJ

    Dec 4, 2008 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #25

    @beyethegreat tell me you are joking.

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  • nightfall

    Dec 4, 2008 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #26

    beyethegreat – really? but why isn’t made the way you can vote only once? sloppy system…their fault…

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  • TJ

    Dec 4, 2008 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #27

    @beyethegreat I know you are a spurs fan.

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  • TJ

    Dec 4, 2008 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #28

    @beyethegreat.Or a you a gooner because you want them to win.

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  • beyethegreat

    Dec 4, 2008 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #29

    tj and night fall

    its true i myself voted 3 times before reading about it if you give me some time i will find the article for you

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  • TJ

    Dec 4, 2008 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #30

    Well It’s ok.

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  • beyethegreat

    Dec 4, 2008 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #31

    http://soccerlens.com/awards/changes-to-the-2008-best-british-blog-award-nominations/

    and i am not a spurs ar arsenal fan its quite insulting that you would say that

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  • TJ

    Dec 4, 2008 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #32

    But I have voted 223 times today is it ok.

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  • TJ

    Dec 4, 2008 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #33

    But I have voted 223 times today and I am still adding more is it ok thegreat.

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  • nightfall

    Dec 4, 2008 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #34

    no it’s ok..i belive you..damn…voted at least 20 times..

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  • beyethegreat

    Dec 4, 2008 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #35

    tj

    i dont have a clue mate perhaps you should ask ed

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  • TJ

    Dec 4, 2008 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #36

    @beyethegreat.I was joking I am sorry,U are a nufc fan.

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  • TJ

    Dec 4, 2008 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #37

    Oh sh*t you should have told us at the start.

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  • beyethegreat

    Dec 4, 2008 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #38

    tj

    its alright mate

    you may aswell keep voting for now though if we get banned we get banned the damage is already done

    maybe ed can contact soccerlens so they can fix thier system and we can be in the running next year

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  • TJ

    Dec 4, 2008 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #39

    @beyethegreat.Thanks for tipping me I have stopped you are a true fan.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 4, 2008 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #40

    Nightfall – A bit off topic but I remebered you were Slovenian and as player called Mirnes Sisic can to my attention a while ago and has impressed me since. What you think of him?

    Do you still say there aren’t ny Slovenian players bar Handanovic that would be good enough for the prem?

    Who are the best ones?

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