Saturday, 6 October 2012

Enough Now - What John Terry Said

I am not hypersensitive, and enjoy swearing as much as anyone. However... We all know what John Terry said to Anton Ferdinand. Or if we don't we are somebody sufficiently protected from the whole ugly business that our ingnorance is probably a blessing. Therefore, can newspapers please stop repeating, gratuitously those three words.
The Guardian today managed to over three articles repeat is half a dozen times, throwing Ashley Cole's tweet a few times for good measure. It may be factual but it does little to enhance our understanding of what went on and what should happen.
Is it something of a taboo breaking thrill for jounalists (most who I suspect are male and white), to be able to wallow in this?