Never have I seem our fans so polarised in opposing corners, there has been a ‘thing’ on twitter lately, following a hashtag #refugeeswelcome.

This has been adopted by NUFC fans and there is discussion of taking a ‘Refugees Welcome’ banner (similar to the one below) to West Ham.

I am all for helping people out, whoever they are, and whatever nationality. Humanity knows no borders and I have, and still do, help people. Contributing time and money to worthy causes.

But my escapism is football, I come to the match to have a drink with the lads/lasses and enjoy the game, 2 hours of ‘something else’ other than the horrors of the world.

Selfish? Maybe, but it is my one escape from the everyday, the job I do means I see news, literally all day, every day!

So have a collection, a demo, a charity event at the ground, before or after the game, but not while I am trying to watch the match, please!


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