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{{forumThread.upVotes}} Created by Nobby 19 March 2012 17:21 1150 views Link  
Nobby 19 March 2012 17:21
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Fabrice Muamba

The collapse of a footballer from a suspected heart attack during a game once again raises the image of the great unwashed and ill-educated in the form of a student who Twittered the message:"LOL [Laugh out loud]. **** Muamba. He's dead!!! #haha., for which comment he has rightly been arrested and charged. Education, clearly, is a total waste of time for some people who, no matter what it is they study, are now and always will be, complete fuckwits..
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Terry Carey 19 March 2012 18:07
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Fabrice Muamba

It seems that when others took the moron to task he reacted with a stream of racist and abusive messages which brought about the Police action. As you say Colin education is sometimes wasted. TC.
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..... 19 March 2012 19:31
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I have great sympathy for this lad as i guess all right thinking people would for him and his family. Hope this yob on Twitter gets what he deserves.. The only thing i find strange is that because he is a Premier league footballer the media have gone completely overboard. There are nonstop bulletins from the Bolton stadium, the Tottenham ground, the Hospital and interviews with top Heart specialists. This is having a knock on effect with flowers, football memorabilia and overnight shrines appearing. I saw a couple of Lads on T.V. in Bolton laying their Replica shirts ( £40 to £50) on the floor with messages "Get well soon". and scarves etc all over the place. I realise that it is a tragic thing to occur and i have said earlier i hope the boy recovers soon. But there are other issues around us. To Sky and other broadcasters this is more important than 28 children being buried in Belgium, Children being shot dead in French School, Two girls being shot at the weekend and Afghanistan war The papers are as bad my morning paper has yards of print "Country united in grief" "Tragedy that touched us all". Yesterday 400 young Soldiers from the Yorkshire Reg. marched through Warminster, heads held high, going out to Afghanistan in a couple of days, knowing full well that 6 of their comrades ( or whats left of them) have just come the other way. Not £80,000 or more a week and living the high life for them. Same age as this unfortunate Footballer but a world of difference
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Cave Adsum 19 March 2012 23:03
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Fabrice Muamba

Yes John, these guys of the Yorkshire Regt. and all our service personnel are the real heroes of today.
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Quoting: Rev. Roger Perry Yes John, these guys of the Yorkshire Regt. and all our service personnel are the real heroes of today. Tues. Am. 9.25. Sky News Interviewing the Mother of a Soldier killed recently. "What will it feel like when the families see their loved ones coffins come off of the Plane" (Cue camera to Mothers eyes already full of tears.) Kay Burley then asks more questions all beginning "And What do you think the Mothers will be feeling......". Lady now can hardly speak through her tears and camera has zoomed in close to her eyes. They shold be ashamed of themselves but........
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John Raymond 20 March 2012 12:20
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Fabrice Muamba

John Daly, I understand the point you make about the publicity given to this young footballer, and the sacrifice of our soldiers. There is,however, a personal point that Id like to make. My partners family have a genetic heart disease called Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy,[H.C.M.], some of her family died quite young, and their deaths were unexplained. However, some high-profile cases such as Terry Yoraths son increased awareness of this condition. My partners nephew, whose dad served as a regular in the Army, died aged 15 playing for Hartlepool Youth Football team. I dont know yet if Fabrice is suffering from this condition, but its the most common cause of sudden death in the young, very often while engaged in strenuous sports, and its estimated that up to 500 young people die of it yearly in the UK.Our son has the condition and its a worry. Every time we hear about a young sportsman collapsing with a suspected heart problem we wonder if they have HCM, which as yet is incurable, I doubt if the attention of the media in this case will help the situation of young people with Cardiac conditions, but its worth hoping.
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..... 20 March 2012 13:34
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Hello John. The point i was making was that if this unfortunate lad was not a Premier league footballer he would have not rated more than a couple of lines, as you say this is not uncommon in young people. As for Terry Yoraths son i know you are referring to Daniel I know Terry and his family quite well, my Brothers family have married into the Yorath family. As for Heart problems my Father died from Heart failure at the age of 47. I, myself am having Heart surgery in the next two months, the appointment hopefully will be here soon.
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John Raymond 20 March 2012 13:59
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John, I wish you the best for your surgery, I hope it goes well for you. As you have connections with the Yorath family, youll probably know that Gabby was [is?] a patron of the Cardiomyopathy Association. I fully understand the point you were making, but from the point of view of a family, the heartbreak of losing a young family member is the same no matter the cause. HCM is not a well known condition, so naturally families who are affected arent going to say no to any attention focussed on it. Again, I dont know that Fabrice has the condition.
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Terry Carey 20 March 2012 20:35
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Fabrice Muamba

Reading all the posts on here as I always do on any thread before I join in I think every post has made valid points. There is though the fact that this young footballers predicament has made more than its fair share of headlines. I am sympathetic and hope he recovers without long lasting damage either in body or mind. The intrusiveness by TV reporters when they stick microphones under peoples noses at times of great stress ought to be unheard of but nowadays that is a forlorn hope. There is not the level of manners or thoughtfulness taught as it used to be and I goggle at the insensitiveness displayed. I fell that if I were present at some of the questioning I would feel like knocking the presenters down. To John D may I wish you all the best and hope that when you go in that you are quickly out and firing on all cylinders. TC.
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Mike Pass 21 March 2012 07:25
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Hhhmmm!!!

Quoting: john daly I, myself am having Heart surgery in the next two months, the appointment  hopefully  will be here soon. All the best for that John and for a swift recovery.
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..... 21 March 2012 11:02
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Thanks for the best wishes Chaps but i only mentioned it to John in context to being aware of Heart problems. On the subject of Fabrice the back four pages of the Daily Mail yesterday were devoted to him. Headlines "Horror at White Hart Lane" and "World of Sport united in Grief." Today i hear that a 16 year old lad playing rugby has died. Lets see how this is reported
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Nobby 21 March 2012 11:46
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Yes, all the best John, they know what theyre doing and Im sure all will work out well.
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Terry Carey 21 March 2012 20:15
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Quoting: john daly [." Today i hear that a 16 year old lad playing rugby has died. Lets see how this is reported [/I] Indeed. We shall see. TC.
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..... 21 March 2012 21:11
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Quoting: Terry Carey Indeed.  We shall see. TC. Quite so Terry, This lad Luke Chapman 15 years old collapsed yesterday in Kidderminster playing Rugby. He died today in a Brum hospital. Sky News spent all day showing clips of the outside of the Footballers Hospital, the rest of the day showing two policemen in France stood with their hands behind their backs about a mile away from the Hostage situation. I never saw anything about the unfortunate Lad.
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Mike Pass 22 March 2012 11:19
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Hhhmmm!!!!

Snap! All I heard was that he had collapsed. I did not expect him to get any further coverage. No surprise there then...........
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