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Title: Ashley Cole
Post by: Boy About Town on Friday, January 7, 2022, 23:06:35
Itís a shame that Ashley Cole and Eni Aluko had to be racially and homophobically abused at the end of game tonight. Itís very sad. As an Arsenal fan with a not particular like for AC - he was only trying to be a pundit for the ITV coverage, yet a few fans were throwing things and shouting sickening abuse. On what had been a very special occasion itís a real shame that it ended up with such wankers trying to ruin it. I actually got to speak with AC after and apologise for the behaviour of a mindless few. Unsure if they had to cut in the studio. I know they moved to the centre circle. Disgusting and proper embarrassing.


Title: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: 4D on Friday, January 7, 2022, 23:07:52
I heard some abuse, none of it racial or homophobic though?  ???
Arsenal fan? Sorry to hear that.


Title: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: Batch on Friday, January 7, 2022, 23:10:16
if that's true it's disgusting.

all I could hear from the DRS was 'shit Kessler Hayden', 'Ashley, you're a cunt' and the Lee Power sex offender song


Title: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: Boy About Town on Friday, January 7, 2022, 23:11:10
Itís sat with the police. Hope those culpable know they will be identified.


Title: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: 4D on Friday, January 7, 2022, 23:11:46
if that's true it's disgusting.

all I could hear from the DRS was 'shit Kessler Hayden', 'Ashley, you're a cunt' and the Lee Power sex offender song

Me too,  and I was in the TE about 50ft from Mr Cole.


Title: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: 4D on Friday, January 7, 2022, 23:14:15
Was it a few individual muppets shouting? Bit strange they put them where they did. No excuses though, crap if that's what happened.


Title: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: Boy About Town on Friday, January 7, 2022, 23:20:31
Itíll only take Ashley Cole to tweet about it to put the skids on what otherwise was a memorable occasion. Itís not all of our fan base but instead a pond life few. I did question why the team were plonked in the corner of the DRS/TE


Title: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: theakston2k on Friday, January 7, 2022, 23:59:07
I think thereís a few that follow us that are going to find themselves in a bit of trouble before long. There seems to have been a lot of incidents this season so imagine some are starting to get the attention of the authorities now as itís almost impossible to do anything in and around grounds these days without getting it picked up on camera.


Title: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: Ardiles on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 08:51:15
Itís a shame that Ashley Cole and Eni Aluko had to be racially and homophobically abused at the end of game tonight. Itís very sad. As an Arsenal fan with a not particular like for AC - he was only trying to be a pundit for the ITV coverage, yet a few fans were throwing things and shouting sickening abuse. On what had been a very special occasion itís a real shame that it ended up with such wankers trying to ruin it. I actually got to speak with AC after and apologise for the behaviour of a mindless few. Unsure if they had to cut in the studio. I know they moved to the centre circle. Disgusting and proper embarrassing.

How many 'fans' were involved?  Was it a group, or a few individuals?  If the latter, hope you took a few pics & reported it.


Title: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: Samdy Gray on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 08:55:23
Morons.

A bit like the two lads that ran onto the pitch at the end. Worth it for the inevitable banning order?


Title: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 09:01:13
Was it a few individual muppets shouting? Bit strange they put them where they did. No excuses though, crap if that's what happened.

This no excuses but how stupid to put them there.
It was obvious it was going to happen and said before the kick off.
Itís not Sutton Utd with a couple of hundred.


Title: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 09:08:17
This no excuses but how stupid to put them there.
It was obvious it was going to happen and said before the kick off.
Itís not Sutton Utd with a couple of hundred.

I thought the producers would have learnt from pre-match as there were a few lads giving the hand signals directly behind Ashley Cole which was clearly visible on TV


Title: Ashley Cole
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 09:08:59
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Morons.

A bit like the two lads that ran onto the pitch at the end. Worth it for the inevitable banning order?
yeah wtf was that about. 3 as one snuck on later.

 looked to be u16, are they banning order exempt or something?
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anyway, the mass chanting at pundits was always going to happen. true enough.. don't much care about it, made me chuckle.

accuse of a racist nature, no. just no


Title: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: Honkytonk on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 10:12:14
Yeah creating an atmosphere while we're on display for the world to see is one thing, but hurling abuse is another. Un a fucking ceptable

Little shits who got on the pitch and the twats who keep bringing smoke bombs can fuck right off out of the club and never come back as well. Selfish pricks don't fully understand the effect their actions have on the club or fanbase at large. "Oh it's a bit of fun" isn't that fun when it means the rest of the fanbase has reduced ticket allocations, gets shit treatment by police and stewards etc., and the club which is already in a precarious financial situation regarding debts etc. ends up getting fined.

Go support fucking Reading or the Pox you bunch of cockwombles.


Title: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 12:36:54
I think there was a handful of Arsenal Ďfansí in the vicinity given the abuse I heard around him being a money grabber.

Bizarre place to put the pundits.

Needless to say, if there was racist abuse I hope the culprits are found and punished.


Title: Re: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: horlock07 on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 13:11:17
I think there was a handful of Arsenal Ďfansí in the vicinity given the abuse I heard around him being a money grabber.

Bizarre place to put the pundits.

Needless to say, if there was racist abuse I hope the culprits are found and punished.
I assume if we ever get some development it will include boxes, one of which could be used as a studio on such occasions, plus it might release the mythical second concourse in the DRS for such use.

Didn't they used to erect a temp studio on one of the corners of the bank for such occasions (I recall it being showered with coins once) albeit that might not be possible when the bank is fully occupied as last night.

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Title: Re: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: Boy About Town on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 13:17:20
I assume if we ever get some development it will include boxes, one of which could be used as a studio on such occasions, plus it might release the mythical second concourse in the DRS for such use.

Didn't they used to erect a temp studio on one of the corners of the bank for such occasions (I recall it being showered with coins once) albeit that might not be possible when the bank is fully occupied as last night.

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Itís not mythical Iíve shared pictures


Title: Ashley Cole
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 13:17:26
Maltesers, Jimmy hill and Aston villa.

the bank was full and it was back in the day where away fans had the shrivvy road side bit with the segregation big fence between
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edit, oh it was there for Chelsea too?!


Title: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 13:18:41
Horlock - Yep, there was a temp studio in the space by the corner of the SB/DR stands for Chelsea in 2013 which didnít result in the loss of any seats. Perhaps that area has become too dangerous in the following years - I imagine all manner of crap is dumped there.

For other televised matches the pundits have been pitchside near the dugouts.


Title: Re: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 13:20:00
I assume if we ever get some development it will include boxes, one of which could be used as a studio on such occasions, plus it might release the mythical second concourse in the DRS for such use.

Didn't they used to erect a temp studio on one of the corners of the bank for such occasions (I recall it being showered with coins once) albeit that might not be possible when the bank is fully occupied as last night.

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For those who weren't aware

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rwU9pHTEhA8


Title: Re: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: horlock07 on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 13:21:19
Maltesers, Jimmy hill and Aston villa.

the bank was full and it was back in the day where away fans had the shrivvy road side bit with the segregation big fence between
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edit, oh it was there for Chelsea too?!
Sounds like a News of the World expose

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Title: Re: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: horlock07 on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 13:24:16
Horlock - Yep, there was a temp studio in the space by the corner of the SB/DR stands for Chelsea in 2013 which didnít result in the loss of any seats. Perhaps that area has become too dangerous in the following years - I imagine all manner of crap is dumped there.

For other televised matches the pundits have been pitchside near the dugouts.
I wonder whether the location had something to do with logistics, power or what not?

Seemed an odd place to put them, albeit they should be able to put them anywhere without people being pricks.

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Title: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 13:27:10
It's not the first time they've had pundits there when Sherwood was appointed DOF he was over there with Power when we played Charlton live on Sky 


Title: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: tans on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 15:13:56
Club statement released

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Owner Clem Morfuni, on behalf of Swindon Town Football Club, would like to issue the following statement in regards to reports of racial abuse at Friday's game against Manchester City.

During our Emirates FA Cup Third Round Tie against Manchester City at The County Ground, we sadly received reports of racial abuse towards Ashley Cole, who was part of ITV's broadcast team.

We are absolutely saddened and deeply disgusted by this, and we cannot stress strongly enough that racial abuse of any kind will not be tolerated by Swindon Town Football Club.


Racism has no place in the world, and it is incredibly heartbreaking that this still has a place in our game.

We are currently working with Wiltshire Police on gathering evidence, but those responsible will be punished accordingly.

On behalf of everyone at Swindon Town Football Club, we send out our heartfelt apologies to Ashley Cole, and it is with our deepest regret that you had to experience that last night.

Those few individuals do not represent Swindon Town and will not be welcome at The County Ground.

Supt Phil Staynings, on behalf of Wiltshire Police, said: "We are aware that one person was subject to racial abuse at the County Ground following the Swindon Town v Manchester City game last night (07/01).

ďWe have already commenced an investigation, obtaining statements and securing CCTV. Further enquiries in relation to this incident are ongoing.

ďBehaviour of this nature is completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Anyone with information should call 101 and quote crime reference number 54220002136.


Title: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: Tails on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 15:14:38
Why would anyone at Swindon have an issue with Ashley Cole? Probably an Arsenal fan who made his way in.

Either way a ban would be nice. Fuck it, chuck in some prison time too.


Title: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: Boy About Town on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 15:16:24
Justice will be served, the individual has been identified AFAIK


Title: Re: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: 4D on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 15:21:53
I assume if we ever get some development it will include boxes, one of which could be used as a studio on such occasions, plus it might release the mythical second concourse in the DRS for such use.

Didn't they used to erect a temp studio on one of the corners of the bank for such occasions (I recall it being showered with coins once) albeit that might not be possible when the bank is fully occupied as last night.

Sent from my SM-A125F

It was above the Rolex clock. I was in the shrivvy near the Villa fans. Over 16k there that day.


Title: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 15:24:37
Quote from: Boy About Town
Justice will be served, the individual has been identified AFAIK

brilliant


Title: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: Crackity Jones on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 15:34:52
Itís a shame that Ashley Cole and Eni Aluko had to be racially and homophobically abused at the end of game tonight. Itís very sad. As an Arsenal fan with a not particular like for AC - he was only trying to be a pundit for the ITV coverage, yet a few fans were throwing things and shouting sickening abuse. On what had been a very special occasion itís a real shame that it ended up with such wankers trying to ruin it. I actually got to speak with AC after and apologise for the behaviour of a mindless few. Unsure if they had to cut in the studio. I know they moved to the centre circle. Disgusting and proper embarrassing.
[/quote Shit to be reading that a great night gets tarnished in this way. Quite why any town fan would take issue with Ashley Cole and Eni Aluko is beyond me. I see the club have issued a statement and hope they find and ban the pondlife involved


Title: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 16:40:27
I hope the culprit/s receive a lifelong ban.

As an aside, shouldn't it be deeply saddened and absolutely disgusted?


Owner Clem Morfuni, on behalf of Swindon Town Football Club, would like to issue the following statement in regards to reports of racial abuse at Friday's game against Manchester City.

During our Emirates FA Cup Third Round Tie against Manchester City at The County Ground, we sadly received reports of racial abuse towards Ashley Cole, who was part of ITV's broadcast team.

We are absolutely saddened and deeply disgusted by this, and we cannot stress strongly enough that racial abuse of any kind will not be tolerated by Swindon Town Football Club.


Racism has no place in the world, and it is incredibly heartbreaking that this still has a place in our game.

We are currently working with Wiltshire Police on gathering evidence, but those responsible will be punished accordingly.

On behalf of everyone at Swindon Town Football Club, we send out our heartfelt apologies to Ashley Cole, and it is with our deepest regret that you had to experience that last night.

Those few individuals do not represent Swindon Town and will not be welcome at The County Ground.

Supt Phil Staynings, on behalf of Wiltshire Police, said: "We are aware that one person was subject to racial abuse at the County Ground following the Swindon Town v Manchester City game last night (07/01).

ďWe have already commenced an investigation, obtaining statements and securing CCTV. Further enquiries in relation to this incident are ongoing.

ďBehaviour of this nature is completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Anyone with information should call 101 and quote crime reference number 54220002136.


Title: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: digby on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 16:48:44
I was in the Town End last night, and witnessed the scene at the end with the pundits in the corner, but I can honestly say I didn't hear any rascist abuse at all.

The largish group of fans were all but blocking the exit , making it slow going to get out, so i heard what was going on for a good 10 mins. I enjoyed the usual Swindon chants and anti Oxford songs, but I thought the abuse directed at Cole was cringeworthy, and wouldn't reflect well on the club or the majority of fans.

If there was any rascist abuse then it must have been from and individual as certainly wasn't from the chanting I heard !


Title: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 17:20:27
The statement states the report of racist abuse was made during the match, so unrelated to the goingís ons post match (Iíd assumed it was then too)

Where did Cole and the pundits watch the match from? Iíd assume theyíd have gone to the back of the Don Rogers

Edit: the police state it was following the match, so contrary to the clubs words, not that it makes much of a difference - just hope the person is caught.


Title: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: 4D on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 18:03:11
I doubled back and went out the middle of the TE, people were just stood there getting on my tits.


Title: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: Hunk on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 18:21:41
Itís a shame that Ashley Cole and Eni Aluko had to be racially and homophobically abused at the end of game tonight. Itís very sad. As an Arsenal fan with a not particular like for AC - he was only trying to be a pundit for the ITV coverage, yet a few fans were throwing things and shouting sickening abuse. On what had been a very special occasion itís a real shame that it ended up with such wankers trying to ruin it. I actually got to speak with AC after and apologise for the behaviour of a mindless few. Unsure if they had to cut in the studio. I know they moved to the centre circle. Disgusting and proper embarrassing.

Well said bud, and I hope it was only one or two dickheads. Do not represent the rest of us in the slightest


Title: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 18:22:42
Anyone know if the racist words were heard on TV


Title: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: Badger on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 18:50:42
I didn't hear anything, but when it switched to the pundits, the girl player had a horrified look on her face, and I remember thinking, I hope nothing racist has been said


Title: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 18:52:14
I didn't hear anything, but when it switched to the pundits, the girl player had a horrified look on her face, and I remember thinking, I hope nothing racist has been said

Cheers Badger, thanks for the reply it's quite rare on here these days


Title: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: Hunk on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 18:59:24
Anyone know if the racist words were heard on TV

I certainly didnít hear anything but with that amount of general noise and that this just seems to be one or two people Iím bot surprised


Title: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: Hunk on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 19:05:27
On the Adver site they are carrying a bit in their story about Cole FaceTiming a fanís dad who was in hospital. Total class


Title: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 19:07:50
On the Adver site they are carrying a bit in their story about Cole FaceTiming a fanís dad who was in hospital. Total class

Great story and well done Cole if true.


Title: Re: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 19:09:03
Itís not mythical Iíve shared pictures

Where can we find these?


Title: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: RedRag on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 19:11:59
Nothing to add to the story.

But it's always worth condemning racist or homophobic abuse.

Detracts from an otherwise great evening for the club.

Hope every action is taken to identify and punish the culprit(s).


Title: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: pewshamrobin on Sunday, January 9, 2022, 10:49:50
The actions of a few make us look tinpot and backward, cant imagine it will be a positive thing to see for Simpson, Critchlow, KKH, KML. Sad in the 21st Century we still have idiots racially abusing players and ex-players, which reflects adversely on our society, despite the progress we've made. Lifetime ban as others have said.


Title: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: Batch on Sunday, January 9, 2022, 11:03:14
racism exists everywhere.

I can't know what it is to be black, or even guess at it

i know they are young lads, but our own black players must realise that nearly 100% of the fan base are disgusted at the  few that do this

at least I bloody hope that's accurate


Title: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: AMayesIng on Sunday, January 9, 2022, 11:12:16
Bloody hope so too Batch. Things are certainly 100x better than they were back in the day. Trouble is that its hard to tell; even the most thick as pig shit racists must now have twigged that their views arent generally considered acceptable any more; so they probably tend not too express them too openly.


Title: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: Batch on Sunday, January 9, 2022, 11:13:59
true


Title: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: Badger on Sunday, January 9, 2022, 11:16:04
The actions of a few make us look tinpot and backward, cant imagine it will be a positive thing to see for Simpson, Critchlow, KKH, KML. Sad in the 21st Century we still have idiots racially abusing players and ex-players, which reflects adversely on our society, despite the progress we've made. Lifetime ban as others have said.

From what I've picked up on here, I would bet it's a local Arsenal fan, not part of the normal Swindon crowd, who took the opportunity to abuse Cole over his transfer to Chelsea.
Not excusing it, just hoping it wasn't a regular Town fan


Title: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: Leggett on Sunday, January 9, 2022, 11:20:56
... but without knowing for sure, you can't just excuse Town fans. We do have a *lot* of dickheads who follow us, and a Friday night game with a skinful of drink can bring out the true, worst of people...


Title: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Saturday, January 29, 2022, 09:20:41
24 year old man arrested. Good.

https://www.wiltshire.police.uk/news/wiltshire/news/2022/january-2022/man-arrested-in-connection-with-racist-abuse-at-swindon-towns-fa-cup-match/


Title: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: Boy About Town on Saturday, January 29, 2022, 13:35:32
24 year old man arrested. Good.

https://www.wiltshire.police.uk/news/wiltshire/news/2022/january-2022/man-arrested-in-connection-with-racist-abuse-at-swindon-towns-fa-cup-match/

Justice will be served. Brilliant news.


Title: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 29, 2022, 13:51:51
good.

24, sad to see that racism is still being learnt off my generation. Nobody is born racist


Title: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, January 29, 2022, 13:58:22
Been sniffing around the possibility of moving back to Blighty.

Looking at some info on various towns - population, crime stats etc and there is one for how many Muslims live in the area! Wtf.


Title: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: BambooToTheFuture on Saturday, January 29, 2022, 14:41:01
Been sniffing around the possibility of moving back to Blighty.

Looking at some info on various towns - population, crime stats etc and there is one for how many Muslims live in the area! Wtf.

Wtf has that got to do with this fred Aud?  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: Ashley Cole
Post by: 4D on Saturday, January 29, 2022, 15:36:03
Racism?