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eric bristow
December 2, 2016

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eric bristow

December 2, 2016

David I  have just read your appraisal of Donald Trump where you say, MAYBE  there will be a spark  within there that will show a different side, but  we hope that this will happen, with reference to Eric Bristow,s  comments, I would also say that these were  spoken without him making himself perfectly  clear. Put in the same situation as some of these footballers at a young age, I also would have probably been coerced to keep quiet, BUT, and I know (hypothetically), that in later life, and I do not mean 20/30 years later, but 10/15 years later when I had my majority, and as an athletically fit man there would have been nothing down for that excuse for a man. Call me a Philistine, a Neanderthal, or whatever, he would have suffered  in a more physical way. I think this is what the not so crafty cockney was alluding to, engage brain before activating GOB. I must accentuate that this was an appalling betrayal of trust by the perpetrator. Just an observation. For me bin him , hang him, drop him out of a plane in shark infested waters.

December 2, 2016

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eric bristow

December 2, 2016

Bob good morning ,I'm inclined to agree with you but in some cases the person who committed the crime still had influence over his subjects ,as the case of the Catholic Church around the world . Why they waited ?who knows maybe they thought they alone were  in their shame and no one would believe them ,but as more people from the Saville case now football come forward proves the weird bastards out there that will take advantage of the position in the community  ,proof they are not alone and they will get justice .Bristow is just an alpha male never been put in that position and quoting his intentions ,all bluster not imagining himself being the victim ,or as we say up north another southern dickhead .

December 2, 2016

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eric bristow

December 2, 2016

The trouble is,free speech is all but dead. I know, I know, but bear with me. Bristol said some silly things on the spur of the moment, he touched some raw nerves and he upset a lot of people with his insensitive remarks. He did so at a time when child abuse, historic or current, remains very much a lead agenda issue for the media. Add in the emotional scenes of much loved former football players recounting their ordeals and his goose was cooked. I don't think for a moment he meant anyone any harm, wanted to cause distress or whatever. I think he was touching on what a lot of people thought but dare not say. I believe his silly macho remarks about darts players et al sorting these paedohiles out at a later stage was clearly stupid bravado and ill thought through. But, I think his overall lack of patience with this latest revelation is centred on the ethos of "why now, why now after so many decades of silence when so many others have suffered because everyone stayed schtumm". I am of course all too well aware of the trauma abused youngsters suffer, the helplessness, the lack of awareness of child abuse all those years ago and the chasing a dream syndrome that made these young players subservient and pliable to the perversions of those who controlled those dreams. I utterly despise paedophiles, I loathe then with a passion. But, if only one or two of those who are now speaking out did so even 10 or 15 years ago, once they had the maturity and the confidence to do so, perhaps many other young kids might have been saved from a similar systemic regime of abuse. Bristow made some inappropriate, insensitive remarks, he lost his job, he was pilloried and paid a high price for doing so. I think we need to keep things in perspective. Imagine if some  of the conversations we have all been party to in pubs, messes et al were published? Bristow IS the author of his own misfortune but he didn't, as far as I know, condone the abuse, he didn't, as far as I know try to excuse it he made some totally stupid remarks and became public enemy Number 1. A public apology and a public chastisement would have sufficed, in my opinion. As an aside, I dislike him immensely, he gets on my nerves but I am just trying to put inject  proportionality into the matter.              


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