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Mathieu Bastareaud shocks fans as homophobic slur is heard worldwide

I'm some respect yes, it would be someone showing their ignorance in not being able to insult someone correctly... However I would go one step further and say "in some respect no" because in this day and age nigger seems to be applied to anyone with dark skin, and as Faletau has dark skin...well..you do the math..

I would however say that once again you're talking in shades of another insult... So take Black Bastareud and more tanned Faletau and see where and when we can apply racial connotations is rather opposite to calling a straight guy gay or a faggot...

1 Day, 7 Hours ago

Mathieu Bastareaud shocks fans as homophobic slur is heard worldwide

I still maintain this was a simple case of Bastareud calling him Negri one of these..
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faggot_(food)

1 Day, 9 Hours ago

Mathieu Bastareaud shocks fans as homophobic slur is heard worldwide

I still maintain this was a simple case of Bastareud calling him Negri one of these..
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faggot_(food)

1 Day, 9 Hours ago

Mathieu Bastareaud shocks fans as homophobic slur is heard worldwide

"Verbal abuse of Players based on Religion, Race, Colour, or National or Ethnic Origin, sexual orientation or otherwise"

Right....so can someone clarify if Negri is actually gay then? Because obviously that makes a huge difference to Bastareuds charge... Using the above, if Bastareud had said "you honky Zimbabwean piece of shit" then we'd see an accurate punishment based on the above, however if Negri is not gay and we silly having "fucking faggot" then it does not victimise Negri based on his sexuality, therefore it could be ruled that this is just "swearing" and joy of joys end of story no reason to drag this out...

If Negri is gay and that was a direct unpleasant remark towards his sexuality then I can somewhat entertain a punishment...however I still feel most rugby folk are thicker skinned than that...

1 Day, 9 Hours ago

Mathieu Bastareaud shocks fans as homophobic slur is heard worldwide

Actually to add...what are you talking about regarding the discrimination against minorities in US sports???

Are you actually talking g about minorities or JUST gay people?

NFL...try and spot a team without a vast majority of black men in it.
NBA again, the same
Baseball, not quite a big presence as the above but many 'non whites' etc etc

If you're talking about trans people then are you surprised? If you have a daughter that gets into boxing or any sort of physical contact sport, how would you feel about her getting pitched against a male?

When I played rugby at school it often felt like our entire team probably had about 4 pubic hairs between us, yet sometimes we faced boys which looked like a relation to Chewbacca, beards and all... I have a lot of empathy for gender confused people, none of us can imagine how it must be in their heads but that doesn't mean I want to see my niece's, or daughter (if I have a child) pitched against a testosterone filled male who identifies as a female..

1 Day, 11 Hours ago

Mathieu Bastareaud shocks fans as homophobic slur is heard worldwide

Tom C, that's not really what I asked, I said if you were in charge, let's say you have e any and all powers of punishment available to you and you're trying to set a precedent, what punishment would you suggest for Bastareud on account of your views on his language?

For instance if I was in charge of everything and there was a gouging case in front of me, I'd ban for life...
A case of two players competing for a high ball and one catches it, the other doesn't, they crash to the ground as shown in so many cases and the non catcher gets red carded...if I was in charge, I'd issue an apology to all cases before, remove that ridiculous ruling and get everyone back on with the game...

So what would you do with Bastareud?

1 Day, 11 Hours ago

Mathieu Bastareaud shocks fans as homophobic slur is heard worldwide

Could be onto something, Bastareud reacts after both:
A) the little push
B) the "fucking gay/game" comment

If his reaction is to the push then that's that..

But he wouldn't react to "..fucking game" would he? However he would be likely to react to being called a "fucking gay"...

Or maybe it was just the little push...

1 Day, 12 Hours ago

Mathieu Bastareaud shocks fans as homophobic slur is heard worldwide

Colombes what you've written around the word asshole is precisely my point, someone somewhere will find that word grossly offensive, c**t another word that the majority of females dispise and a lot of males tend not to use so should that be the subject of a ban also? Of course not!

Aside from Bastareud not being a native English speaker, there is the strong sense of personal borders and lines that people don't cross because of what society feels in a collective groan, rather than what the police or citing mob or everyone else can punish! C**t for example is a prime example, feminists would destroy you for using that word and it's due to their views on historical discrimination against women... However the word is not banned, it's just a word that if you speak you'll get evil eyes, that is what society needs if they're desperate to change the use of faggot... Not bans, fines, career terminations etc..

For the record how many of you have gone through school and used the insult "gay"? A gay coursemate of mine years ago told me "don't be such a gay".. I'm sure many homosexuals would frown on him using terms like that.. and perhaps society has moulded him into using language like that... But would he be homophobic for usong it?

1 Day, 12 Hours ago

Mathieu Bastareaud shocks fans as homophobic slur is heard worldwide

Look at the dates mate... 3-4 years ago, the white knights have come out full force since then... Most are trying to make up for the centuries of oppression by the white man...

I say perhaps the social justice 'warriors' (laughable terminology) turn their attentions to the shit storms in the middle East where rather than blokes being offended by someone calling someone a faggot, they're being forced to watch gay folk being thrown off buildings or hanged, etc... Maybe wait until the rest of the world has caught up before going off on a bunch of blokes trying to throw around a fucking ball for a living...

1 Day, 22 Hours ago

Mathieu Bastareaud shocks fans as homophobic slur is heard worldwide

Of course they do in the sense that they are totally unrelated, Bastareud is black, therefore calling him a nigger is a direct derogatory remarks to the colour of his skin, him calling me or anyone one else a faggot - which lets not forget is also a food - is not an insult to my sexual orientation..its a flippant insult like calling someone an idiot...

1 Day, 22 Hours ago