If you were unaware, there were some truly disgusting songs sang last night at the North London Derby. Yes, even worse than the normal stuff that uses the c-bomb like a comma and sprinkles in some thinly veiled homophobia. During the game, a small pocket of Arsenal supporters sang a song about the Togolese national team and Emmanuel Adebayor, in which they said that they wished he was one of the people who got shot. Three people died during that attack on the border of The Congo and Angola prior to the 2010 African Cup of Nations.
Unsurprisingly, Harry Redknapp had some comments on the song. He called it disgusting and compared it to the less than flattering songs that some opposing fans have sung during matches against Manchester United in which the Munich Air Disaster is referenced.
"How do you chant something like that?" the Spurs manager said. "You can't be right, mentally. There's kids up there. How do you bring kids up to sing songs about the Busby Babes [and the Munich air disaster]? What's that kid going to become? I dread to think. I don't know what you can do but you can do something to the parents of those kids. It's disgusting. It's got no place in life."
It was some vile, disgusting stuff. But - and yes, this does need pointing out - this is not all Arsenal fans. A vast majority of Arsenal fans do not endorse this.
You can attach the c-word to Arsenal supporters all you like. I don't really care if anyone uses that word to describe Arsenal fans in general, because you'll be hard pressed to find a Spurs supporter that doesn't think that word describes somewhere in the general vicinity of 51 percent of Arsenal fans. However, as detestable as they may be as a group, even those in the 5th percentile for content of character don't sing songs where they state that they wish people were dead.
This is the worst 1-2 percent. The absolute worst of the worst, bottom of the barrel scum. Every team has some of these people as supporters, and every team and group of supporters should be more vocal in condemning these morons.
I don't want any fans of rival clubs attaching the Sol Campbell chants to me. They're vehemently homophobic and mildly racist, and ANY chants with ANY homophobia or racism involved are wrong and shouldn't be tolerated by anyone. Because I don't want anyone attaching that song to me and my friends who support the club, I'm not going to attach the latest Adebayor song to Arsenal supporters.
Let's just hope none of those morons have children.