Draw will include Chichester City, could be an interesting if we drew them!
That would be an intriguing tie!!
I wonder who will end up drawing Haringey or Yeovil? Strange one that. I wouldn’t condone racist behaviour ever.....but I think it’s a slippery slope if and when teams simply walk off the pitch and refuse to continue. I wouldn’t be surprised to see teams using this potential loophole to defeat being used in the wrong way. I hope I’m wrong. I hope this doesn’t happen again. But I fear it will....in the short team anyway.
As far as I understand things its up to the ref to abandon matches not players or managers.
NB I have moved my own post and retained the original in the FA Cup Draw thread as we now have a separate discussion (HERE) on the FA Cup time between Haringey Borough and Yeovil.
The FA need to make clear guidance here as the protocol could easily get out of hand what next teams walking off for homophobic abuse? Sectarian? where will it end? Only the ref should be abandoning matches. Lets be honest in these two other examples some teams could be walking off every match they play! Abuse isn't right but Im not sure walking off is the answer. if you take the Bulgaria v England game the players decided to carry on - you cannot have one instant continue and another stop.
Oh they can be. In all the right furore over Bulgaria I've found the holier than thou attitude by our FA to be amongst the worst.
You can throw stones in glass houses but if the FA were leading lights in the fight against racism it would make their argument much stronger
Are you suggesting that the FA should have made a stand over almost half a century... during which black ENGLAND players have been regularly treated appallingly by ENGLAND fans...?
Interesting point - somewhat overlooked - about Saturday, is that Yeovil players backed the stance by Haringey, which actually let the FA off the hook...
...BOTH teams walked off... imagine if one side had carried on, under current laws they should be awarded the win...(?)
I'm suggesting the FA have been very quick to criticise a lack of action by UEFA/FIFA or condemn them for not being strong enough on the subject. But they have hardly been willing to dish out heavy penalties to their own clubs when they have been ionvolved.
Suarez 8 game ban - remember that. Why didn't the FA take stronger action when Liverpool players then wore shirts supporting Suarez. The best way to sort this all out is with heavy penalty deductions. Fines don't work
He may be a snotty Hazelwick swot, but Gareth Southgate made a pertinent point that: "English players are hardened to racism by their experiences in domestic football"...!
Yes, the monkey chants were quite prevalent here a few decades ago, but this began to change as black players appeared at more and more clubs. It reached the point where if you racially abused an opposition black player you were effectively racially abusing your own. I remember several games at Town Mead back around 1970ish when there were still few black players around in England. Sometimes visiting teams had black players in their ranks. No monkey chants, but there was a small contingent who might chant, "Enoch, Enoch ... "* each time a black player touched the ball. I find that hard to imagine these days.
*For younger readers, this was a reference to the late politician called Enoch Powell and his infamous "rivers of blood" speech in the late 1960s which clumsily addressed immigration. The Tories sacked him.