Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Gang signs everywhere on the pitch!

If you're anything like me (cynical, getting older, scared of change), you've undoubtedly been thinking to yourself, "What's up with all these EPL players flashing gang signs after scoring goals?". According to the BBC, Micah Richards, Andy Johnson, Titus Bramble and Marcus Bent have all been caught flashing the same sign.

How can they get away with this? Are they trying to start an "A" gang to compete with America's Bloods and Crips? The scary answer below.

Sorry for the Sun-style scare-mongering, but dammit it's fun.

The answer is yes, and no. It's all a part of hyping up A-Star Global, an initiative started by some mostly lower-level English footballers to give young'uns a chance to be something other than gang members and louts. Or something like that. I read it is a chance for kids to be in an anti-Gang "Gang" without all of the nasty beat-ins (and fun, guns and money). Kinda like this, but with less hands-on involvement.

God, this was a lot less fun to explain than it was to worry about. If you need me, I'll be at home continuing to be cynical about the nature of footballer's after-hours ventures.

1 comment:

The Fan's Attic said...

It goes between the legs not across them.