Category: Sports

Dec 11 2019

Hysterical Political Correctness Hits British Soccer

The hysterical repression of racism is reaching new extremes of tyranny and insanity in the realm of British soccer. Anthony Burke, 41-year-old army vet and Manchester City fan, was actually thrown into jail for making a gesture that some interpreted as racist, despite his denials.

His former partner, identified as Amy, confirms that Burke was hauled off by the police for the alleged thought crime:

“It’s horrible – I have had death threats and my kids. I have been in tears. I am really surprised – this is not like him – his family are black. I keep watching the footage back and I can’t say whether he’s done it or not. Has he done it or hasn’t he done it?”

That doesn’t matter. All that matters is that someone feels offended, even if they feel offended on someone else’s behalf.

When at sporting events, keep your hands in your pockets at all times lest you inadvertently make a gesture that is construed as racist. It could get you indefinitely banned from Chicago Cubs games — or even ruin your career:

Kier Group, which Burke worked for as a civil engineering manager, tweeted he has been suspended pending an investigation.

They say the show must go on. Yet hysterical political correctness can even stop play on the field:

[O]n Saturday, a fourth-tier game in England was temporarily stopped by the referee for racism.

Forest Green Rovers pledged to take stringent action against a supporter for racially abusing a Scunthorpe United player during the League Two game.

Referee John Busby spoke to both managers before a stadium announcement was relayed to the crowd, with the game paused.

The fan involved was quickly identified and an investigation immediately launched, with the perpetrator set to be handed a lifetime ban by the club.

This may soon escalate to on-the-spot executions, which are likely to be more entertaining than watching people kick a ball back and forth.

On a tip from Bluto.

Dec 10 2019

Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year Is Tediously Predictable

This year’s choice for Sportsperson of the Year was a no-brainer for ultra-woke Sports Illustrated, which aggressively places left-wing proselytizing ahead of sports. Since Colin Kaepernick is no longer a professional athlete, there is no more obnoxious moonbat in the world of sports than belligerently lesbian soccer player Megan Rapinoe — and so:

U.S. Women’s National Team star Megan Rapinoe has been named Sports Illustrated’s 2019 Sportsperson of the Year, becoming only the fourth woman in the award’s 66-year history to win it unaccompanied.

Berating itself for not being sufficiently PC in the past about granting the award on the basis of gender/race/sexual orientation is SI’s way of humblebragging.

Rapinoe received the honor this year after winning the World Cup with the USWNT and being a vocal activist for equality.

By “equality,” they mean the radical LGBT agenda. This is why she won the award; the USWNT win is pretext.

After saying she wouldn’t visit the White House and being called out on Twitter by President Donald Trump, Rapinoe responded with an iconic goal celebration in the quarterfinal match against France when she struck a[n insufferably smug] pose with her arms outstretched. The image quickly went viral on social media and the world turned it into a symbol for her patriotism and activism.

A more accurate “symbol for her patriotism” is her refusal to stand for the national anthem.

Rapinoe might seem a strange choice for such an award, considering that she is well known for her showboating and poor sportsmanship. But she is also known for militant moonbattery, anti-Americanism, and a potty mouth, so you can see why the sort of people who produce SI would revere her.

Rapinoe is such an extreme moonbat that failed presidential candidate Jay Inslee — who ran as a single issue candidate on a platform of imposing authoritarianism in the name of the global warming hoax — announced he would select her as Secretary of State.

No wonder Sports Illustrated is among the moonbat media outlets that have been shedding jobs.

Too bad there isn’t a countermoonbat sports magazine. It could select as Sportspersons of the Year the team of boys under the age of 15 who beat Rapinoe’s team 5-2, hopefully imparting some desperately needed humility.

On a tip from Rapinhoe.

Dec 01 2019

Colin Kaepernick Sulks Through “Unthanksgiving” Again

Today, while real football players play football, grotesquely overpaid (thanks Nike!) professional moonbat Colin Kaepernick gripes about how much he hates America. He was doing the same thing on Thursday, while the rest of us celebrated Thanksgiving. Just like last year, Kaepernick celebrated “Unthanksgiving” instead.

Via Fox News:

On Thursday, Kaepernick spoke at the “Indigenous People’s Sunrise Ceremony,” also known as “Unthanksgiving,” on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco, California.

So as to spread the misery of his festering hatred for this great country, he sent out a tweet accusing America of having “stolen over 1.5 billion acres of land from Indigenous people.”

Maybe he would like to make amends by giving his own property to random Indians and then relocating to Africa, since he ostentatiously identifies as black. But somehow I doubt this will happen.

Kaepernick also retweeted an article by Washington Post writer Christopher Petrella who indicated Thanksgiving was racist.

Because of course it is. Everything that isn’t diseased or dysfunctional is racist.

On a tip from Steve T.

Nov 22 2019

Myles Garrett of Cleveland Browns Joins Hate Hoax List

Myles Garrett, the savage who ripped off Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph’s helmet and beat him on the head with it, has attempted to escape the consequences for his behavior with an accusation so predictable and yet so preposterous that it lands him immediately on the Hate Hoax List with other faux victims of racism. Garrett says the felonious assault for which he should be not only suspended but imprisoned was justified because Rudolph called him a racial slur.

Surely impalement on the stake would be no worse than Rudolph deserves, according to the prevailing mentality, if he really had uttered the forbidden N-word. The likelihood of him doing so during an NFL game, given that the overwhelming majority of players are black, approaches zero.

Even the NFL, infamous for pandering obsequiously to allegedly oppressed crybullies of color, appears to agree:

Garrett’s indefinite suspension was upheld, the league announced on Thursday. And NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said later on Thursday that the league “found no such evidence” that Rudolph hurled a racial slur at Garrett.

The allegation comes as a big surprise to Garrett’s Cleveland Browns teammates. Apparently, it took him several days to think of it. Defensive ends are fast and strong, but not necessarily very intelligent.

Despite enjoying the privilege of making millions of dollars to play a game a few months of the year, Myles Garrett is not the first NFL player to join the Hate Hoax List by faking racist oppression. Michael Bennett welcomes him aboard.

On tips from Heckrules and Troy H.

Nov 13 2019

The Two Words That Destroyed Don Cherry

If there is one phrase that must be deleted from your copy of the Newspeak Dictionary before any others, it is “you people.” These two seemingly harmless words ended the career of Canadian hockey icon Don Cherry, as he has confirmed:

“Hockey Night in Canada” analyst Don Cherry said he believes he was fired Monday because of two words he used during his Coach’s Corner segment.

“It’s the two words, ‘You people’ — and you know people are very sensitive like that — that got me,” he said Tuesday night during an appearance on Tucker Carlson’s show on Fox News.

Context is required to make the two words lethal:

The popular, outspoken former coach drew criticism for complaining Saturday night that people in Toronto were being disrespectful by not wearing poppies to honor Canada’s fallen military heroes leading up to Remembrance Day. His words were viewed as a criticism of immigrants.

Even implied criticism of the hordes imported to displace the population of North America is forbidden. Criticism in the context of lack of patriotism is doubly forbidden. Speaking the words “you people” in such a context will end the career of even a legend like Don Cherry.

Presenting Cherry’s thought crime:

“You people … you love our way of life, you love our milk and honey, at least you can pay a couple bucks for a poppy or something like that,” Cherry said. “These guys paid for your way of life that you enjoy in Canada, these guys paid the biggest price.”

What prior generation could have imagined living in a Canada where it would be forbidden to say something like that?

Moonbats must be delighted at Cherry’s downfall. Breitbart gives five reasons why:

1. Cherry Labeled the Canadian Left “Pinkos” and “Kooks”

2. Cherry Called Climate Change Alarmists “Cuckaloos”

3. Unashamed Support for President Donald J. Trump

4. Cherry Tells American Leftists to Stay Out of Canada

5. Unwavering Support for Canada’s Military and Veterans

Click through for details.

A Rebel News petition in support of Cherry can be found here.

For the record, here is video of Don Cherry committing his thought crime in full:

On tips from Dragon’s Lair, Bluto, Troy H, and Varla.

Nov 08 2019

Joe Rogan vs Transsexual Agenda

Finally, someone is enough of a man to stand up for the ladies. Sport after women’s sport has been reduced to farce on behalf of the twisted transsexual agenda (e.g., cricket, cycling, rugby, weightlifting, track, handball, football, wrestling, mixed martial arts, basketball). Joe Rogan has had enough:

The comedian and MMA commentator pointed out that men claiming to be transgender female athletes are destroying records in female athletics in nearly every category, and it just isn’t fair.

Rogan added that on transgender athletes: “We are entering into this complete nonsense area, this is progressive thinking, this ideology taken to the extreme.”

Progressives progress. In the absence of effective resistance, their ideology will always be taken to the extreme. The only limitation to the insanity of moonbattery is pushback from outside the ideology, which has been sorely lacking.

Rogan brought up the outrage of Fallon Fox, a guy who ought to be behind bars for participating in MMA fights as a woman.

“I would never advise [a female fighter] to fight someone that used to be a man, I’d say, ‘Ooo, probably gonna have a lot of physical advantages that’s not going to show up in a weight class,’” Rogan said after being asked about Fox.

That’s why Fox’s female opponents barely escape the ring with their lives.

“This one was fighting, her name’s Fallon Fox, and she was fighting as a woman even though she’d been a man for 30 plus years, and in fact even had a kid. And then just transitioned became a woman, didn’t tell anybody said it was a medical issue, it’s none of your business. And then beat the f*ck out of two women, and like beat them like domestic violence like you watch it you’re like ‘what?’”

I’m like “what?” whenever people use female pronouns to refer to men. But Rogan is pushing back harder than most.

He objected to Fox being allowed to batter women at the time, and was “never attacked harder” as a result.

Still, Rogan insisted that opposing transgender women athletes is “a hill I’ll die on.”

As he points out, trans athletes are always men pretending to be women. You don’t see women pretending to be men, because they would not be able to compete. Unbeknownst to the media, the Democrat Party, and many college professors, an objective reality outside liberal ideology exists, and in that world men and women are not interchangeable.

Rogan clearly suffers from toxic masculinity. Not only does he defend women, he defends children too by blasting the woke parents who transition their little kids to the opposite sex, permanently damaging them both mentally and physically in the process:

“You don’t let a five-year-old pick their outfit why would you let them pick their gender,” he asked.

If Joe Rogan were part of the establishment media, his career would now be over.

On a tip from Rapinhoe.

Nov 05 2019

Women’s Cricket Falls to Transsexual Agenda

The transsexual agenda has destroyed women’s cycling, rugby, weightlifting, track, handball, football, wrestling, mixed martial arts, and basketball. Now it destroys women’s cricket. Via Kent Online:

Maxine Blythin was recognised as the 2019 Kent Women Player of the Year following her [sic] role in the team’s County Championship triumph.

The towering Maxine Blythin is a man. He doesn’t even deform himself in his attempt to prove otherwise. Via Breitbart:

Blythin has not met the lower testosterone levels required for the British national cricket team.

It appears he spares himself not only demasculinizing drugs but also sexual mutilation. There is no need for either, because, “all transgender players have to do is make the claim that they are women and they are allowed to play as women just on their say-so.”

Not everyone likes it that women’s sports have been reduced to a farce to placate bullying perverts. Dr Nicola Williams is director of Fair Play for Women. She sounds off, via Daily Mail:

“Opening up the women’s game to cross-dressing males who do nothing more than ‘identify as a woman’ shows utter contempt for the women’s game.

“The ECB [England and Wales Cricket Board] say they are proud of their ‘inclusive policy’ when in reality this policy will exclude women from their own game.”

Careful, Dr Williams. Keep talking like that and you might be denied healthcare.

On a tip from Henry B.

Oct 26 2019

Female Athlete of the Week Is a Man

On behalf of militant transsexuals, who rank far above women on the Cultural Marxist totem pole, the liberal establish pokes yet another thumb in the eye of women’s sports. A man who calls himself June Eastwood and runs cross-country for University of Montana has been named female athlete of the week by the Big Sky Conference.

From Daily Caller:

“June Eastwood finished second in a field of 204 runners at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational,” helping “Montana place seventh as a team,” the conference noted in its announcement Tuesday. Eastwood previously competed on the University of Montana’s men’s team.

Competition on the men’s team was apparently too stiff for him to be named athlete of the week.

Mr Eastwood officially qualifies as a female by “suppressing testosterone levels.” If that were enough to turn him into a female, Jeb Bush would be able to give birth.

Cross-country running joins the list of women’s sports that have been reduced to farce in obeisance to the transsexual agenda, along with cycling, rugby, weightlifting, track, handball, football, wrestling, mixed martial arts, basketball, et cetera.

Soon this sick lunacy will be imposed by the federal government:

The House of Representatives voted in May to pass the Equality Act, which would require schools to allow male athletes who identify as transgender girls to compete on female sports teams. The bill had unanimous support among House Democrats and is supported by every Democratic presidential frontrunner.

The power to force schools to let men compete as women is granted to the federal government in the Constitution, somewhere deep in the penumbras formed by emanations.

On tips from Lyle and Kate P.

Oct 24 2019

LaBron James Walks Away, Bellows Like Beast During National Anthem

ChiCom lickspittle LeBron James must have used up all his respect bowing obsequiously before China’s totalitarian regime. He has none to spare for the national anthem of the country that made him rich:

LeBron is unlikely to behave like this during the “March of the Volunteers” while playing in China.

If he follows this up by wiping his behind on Old Glory, we’ll know he is angling for a lucrative Nike endorsement deal.

On a tip from Anonymous.

Oct 23 2019

Profiles in Countermoonbattery: Shaquille O’Neal

Not all NBA players are on the same page as the bootlicking LeBron James, who denounced Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey for tweeting “Fight for Freedom, Stand with Hong Kong” against China’s tyrannical communist regime.

Via CBS News:

“One of our best values here in America is free speech — we’re allowed to say what we want to say and we are allowed to speak out on injustices and that’s just how it goes and if people don’t understand that that’s something they have to deal with,” Shaq said on TNT’s pregame show on opening night of the NBA season.

Shaq continues:

“Daryl Morey was right — whenever you see something going on anywhere in the world, you should have the right to say, ‘That’s not right.’”

These days, you have to be a legend to get away with saying something that true.

Shaq has been retired since 2011. It would be sad to think that he represents a past generation of NBA players capable of respecting liberty, which has given way to a generation of LeBron Jameses spewing whiny social justice hogwash. But then, maybe Shaq will help inspire character to make a comeback.

On a tip from Bluto.

Oct 22 2019

Rachel McKinnon Helps Destroy Women’s Sports

Militant transsexuals continue to make a farce of women’s sports. A brawny fellow calling himself Rachel McKinnon won big on Saturday at the Masters Track Cycling World Championships in Manchester, inflicting upon the sport of women’s cycling what has already been done to women’s rugby, weightlifting, track, handball, football, wrestling, mixed martial arts, basketball, et cetera.

He set a women’s world record in a qualifying race, rendering the record meaningless, and took home the gold in the women’s sprint event for the 35-39 age category, just like he did last year.

Someone briefly showed the spine to speak up for the integrity of women’s sports. From Fox News:

“It’s definitely NOT fair,” Jennifer Wagner, the third-place finisher from Houston, said in response to a tweet from British conservative Katie Hopkins.

Hopkins tweeted an image of the three cyclists on the podium with this caption: “For clarity – this was the WOMENS world championships. I repeat. Women’s. Congratulations to the brave faces of silver & bronze. The world is gripped by a febrile madness.”

They must have come down on her hard, because a few days later Wagner publicly apologized to McKinnon:

“I made the comments out of a feeling of frustration, but they weren’t productive or positive. … I apologize, @rachelvmckinnon , for not properly congratulating you on race day. I hope you accept it a few days late. Congratulations and enjoy your off-season.”

But a guy who is enough of a jerk to compete as a woman is too much of a jerk to show the least trace of grace.

McKinnon refused to accept her apology: “She merely apologizes for being caught saying it publicly. She wants to ban trans women from competing. They will fail…”

McKinnon denounces Wagner and everyone else who objects to this travesty as “transphobic bigots.” He says it is his “human right” to compete as a woman. Via Sky News:

“All my medical records say female,” [McKinnon] said. “My doctor treats me as a female person, my racing licence says female, but people who oppose my existence still want to think of me as male.”

He says that people who will not go along with the charade that he is a woman oppose his existence. Actually, McKinnon opposes his own existence by not admitting to what he is. All the bureaucrats and journalists in the world can dutifully recite that he is female in accordance with liberal ideology. That has no effect on objective reality. Two plus two equals four, no matter what.

Bellows McKinnon:

“There’s a stereotype that men are always stronger than women, so people think there is an unfair advantage. By preventing trans women from competing or requiring them to take medication, you’re denying their human rights.”

Since it’s only a “stereotype” that men are stronger than women, and stereotypes are thought crimes, why have women’s sports at all? Soon we won’t, unless more people show a willingness to stand up to the arrogant thuggery that characterizes militant transsexuals.

On tips from Heckrules and Varla.

Oct 17 2019

Coach Faces $500 Fine for Letting Team Score Too Many Points

Nothing could better sum up the mandatory mediocrity at the heart of moonbattery than a Pennsylvania youth football coach facing a $500 fine and possible suspension because he let his team score too many points.

Via Washington Examiner:

The Keystone Sports League, which is for children no older than 7, had ruled that no team was allowed to score greater than 30 points than the other team on the field. Coach Kyle Williams knew that he was dangerously close to breaking the rule as his team of young children already led by 30 but was unable to stop a 5-year-old boy from scoring an additional touchdown.

Williams did his best to hold down his team. He replaced starters with kids “who normally never played.” But he failed to keep the kids from trying.

Williams ran alongside the second-string 5-year-old, encouraging him to tank his scoring opportunity and fall down, but the boy crossed into the end zone anyway.

They teach kids to be ashamed to do their best because it might be better than someone else’s best. This is the progressive conception of equality in a nutshell. It is the essence of political correctness.

The coach’s brother-in-law is Torrey Smith, who used to play for the Eagles. He makes a few points:

1. Kids need to learn how to deal with failure. Don’t want to get smashed? Play better.
2. Life doesn’t let up. When it rains it pours.
3. The other kids can’t give their all because there is a rule. “Work hard but not too hard” that’s stupid.

Smith didn’t make it into the NFL by not trying. But in utopia, everyone will be equal, so trying won’t be necessary. For the sake of inclusion, everyone who wants to play will take turns in the NFL, and every game will end in a tie. People won’t need to know how to deal with failure, because no one will be allowed to fail.

Some people’s attitudes will have to be reengineered before utopia can be attained, to judge from this poll:

Hat tip: Liberty Daily.

Oct 16 2019

Nike Pulls Houston Rockets Gear to Appease ChiComs

After it showered a fortune on theatrically America-hating ultramoonbat Colin Kaepernick to serve as the face of the company, then killed a patriotic line of shoes because Kaepernick didn’t like it, I thought nothing could lower my opinion of Nike. I was wrong:

Managers at five Nike stores in Beijing and Shanghai told Reuters that management sent them a memo stating all Rockets merchandise had to be taken down. …

China is … Nike’s top source of revenue growth, according to Reuters.

The Houston Rockets were the most popular team in China, because Yao Ming played for them. But then Houston GM Daryl Morey tweeted “Fight for freedom, Stand with Hong Kong.” Disgustingly, he has been pressured into deleting the tweet and even apologizing to the ChiCom tyrants.

In Hong Kong, pro-democracy protesters standing up to the brutal communist regime wave the American flag because they think it still stands for freedom. I hope they are right.

If Kaepernick ever chokes to death on his own moonbattery, Nike ought to replace him with the bootlicking LeBron James.

On a tip from Heckrules.

Oct 15 2019

LeBron James Licks the Boots of Slavemasters

LeBron James, who has made over $400 million playing a game for part of each year, snivels that he is oppressed by “old white men” with their “slave mentality” toward grotesquely overpaid prima donnas like himself.

There is a place where the ruling class really does have the kind of mentality he means: communist China. The ChiComs operate over 1,000 slave labor camps. James sides with these slavemasters against the heroic Hong Kong protesters calling for democracy.

Via Yahoo! Sports:

James was accused of turning a blind eye to Chinese repression on Tuesday after he criticized a Houston Rockets executive for angering China with a “misinformed” tweet supporting protesters in Hong Kong.

James told reporters that Rockets general manager Daryl Morey “wasn’t educated” on Hong Kong and should have kept his mouth shut…

Morey’s support for freedom in the face of tyranny discomforted the odious NBA. He has of course apologized.

Watch in horror and disgust as LeBron James throws his weight on the side of tyrants:

No matter how much money they pay you to play basketball, you can’t buy your way out of being a bootlicker.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair. Hat tip: Now the End Begins.

Oct 10 2019

Atlanta Braves Axe Tomahawk Chop

I’m delighted that the Atlanta Braves were ignominiously ejected from the playoffs yesterday in a 13-1 home drubbing by the St Louis Cardinals in decisive game 5 of a divisional series. The Braves deserve it, after knuckling under to the bullies by agreeing to abandon the team’s traditional Tomahawk Chop:

Cardinals rookie pitcher Ryan Helsley, who is of Cherokee descent, had criticized the chant, calling it “a disappointment.”

In addition to abandoning the chant, at least as long as Helsley was in the game, the Braves also agreed to refrain from playing the music that normally accompanied the chant.

No foam tomahawks either. The Braves released an official tweet:

Fans did the chant anyway, but it was no use. The Braves had already surrendered in spirit. This was reflected in the final score.

Ever since the Cleveland Indians shamefully caved to PC bullies and dumped Chief Wahoo, the Tomahawk Chop has been living on borrowed time. Within a year or two, fans will be ejected from the stadium for making tomahawk gestures. Maybe they will even get banned indefinitely, like the guy who made an okay sign at a Cub’s game.

Despite Helsley’s crybullying, traditions associated with teams like the Indians and the Braves are not disrespectful to Indian heritage, but rather celebrate it. Teams have names that are supposed to engender respect. We have the Eagles and Patriots, not the Pigeons and the Moonbats.

This is not about not offending, but about the thought police forcing compliance with the various arbitrary taboos of the liberal religion, in order to establish social dominance.

Since no one stands up to PC bullies anymore, eventually the Indians and the Braves will change their name. Indians will be a step closer to being forgotten.

Hat tip: Maggie’s Farm.

Oct 09 2019

Preferring Clean-Cut to Slovenly Look Is Racist

Any meaningful standard of value is racist — even preferring a clean-cut to a slovenly look.

From the moonbats at ESPN:

Penn State coach James Franklin on Tuesday denounced a letter that was sent to one of his players that members of the team have interpreted as being racist.

The letter from Penn State alum Dave Petersen was received by safety Jonathan Sutherland.

Petersen said in the letter that he and his wife “…miss the clean cut young men and women from those days. Watching the Idaho game on TV we couldn’t help but notice your — well — awful hair. Surely there must be mirrors in the locker room! Don’t you have parents or [a] girlfriend who’ve told you those shoulder length dreadlocks look disgusting and are certainly not attractive.”

Petersen also wrote that while he believes Sutherland will be “playing ‘on Sunday'” someday, he and his wife “have stopped watching the NFL due to the disgusting tattoos, awful hair and immature antics in the end zone.”

They aren’t alone. Yet the letter ignited a firestorm.

When interviewed, Petersen confirmed that it had nothing to do with race. But nowadays, everything has to do with race. For preferring a clean-cut look to the repulsively skeevy appearances some athletes now cultivate, Petersen has been subjected to the Two Minutes Hate.

Penn State University responded to the letter via Twitter, saying the university strongly condemns the message or any message of intolerance.

Note that once again it is the thought police who are the racists, not their victims. Petersen never assumed that looking like something that crawled out of a swamp is an inherent characteristic of blacks, but Franklin and the rest of the lynch mob seem to.

On tips from Heckrules and Troy H.

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