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8 minutes ago, Wrex said:

What if I go round people's houses and start taking their possessions? Maybe I think their sofa looks better in my living room? Maybe I don't realise what I'm doing is theft. Ignorance isn't a defence. Especially for a person who has twice been convicted of similar offences (tweeting <ovf censored>).

The difference is you are talking about a physical act not an interpretation of what you think someone may have meant because that's what you think it means.

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The disappointing thing about it all is that in a weekend of such good publicity for how we played, the goal, the fans behaviour, the amount of people that went to the game.... It has quickly became o

When Pope was getting some stick, I started "Pope is a Legend Poll" here, 98%, agreed. I tweeted this to Pope. You know all supportive. His reply was "Who gives a f*** what you think". Charming. He is

Cullen should have kept his place anyway whether Popey was banned or not. 

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10 minutes ago, geosname said:

The difference is you are talking about a physical act not an interpretation of what you think someone may have meant because that's what you think it means.

Either way if you don't do it in the first place you won't get into trouble

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31 minutes ago, robf said:

Either way if you don't do it in the first place you won't get into trouble

Although that statement is correct it's also wrong in many ways.

If someone exercising a legal right gets into trouble should they not exercise their right?........ isn't that a form of controle prohibited by the right itself ?

Which is in itself is another big issue.

Way bigger than the issue of popes inability to adhere to the rules he contracted to.

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The bottom line here is there is established case law on Social Media which supports the disciplining of people who post stuff on Social Media likely to bring their Employer into disrepute. If he worked for Synetics he would have been sacked either first or second time around. To do it a third is majorly contributing to your own down fall and is sheer stupidity. Ask any TU rep or HR person and they’ll tell you the same.

The FA are under pressure to stamp out racism. Carol and PVFC have  been embarrassed by him. Her main business sells data to banks, possibly even  Rothschilds. This may jeopardise some of her business it may not.

This may not end well for him and he should think himself lucky if he only gets a one match ban and still has a job

 

 

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2 hours ago, JohnJames said:

The bottom line here is there is established case law on Social Media which supports the disciplining of people who post stuff on Social Media likely to bring their Employer into disrepute. If he worked for Synetics he would have been sacked either first or second time around. To do it a third is majorly contributing to your own down fall and is sheer stupidity. Ask any TU rep or HR person and they’ll tell you the same.

The FA are under pressure to stamp out racism. Carol and PVFC have  been embarrassed by him. Her main business sells data to banks, possibly even  Rothschilds. This may jeopardise some of her business it may not.

This may not end well for him and he should think himself lucky if he only gets a one match ban and still has a job

 

 

Agree,, but the FA will have him marked down as a 'repeat offender' - not a good look - and all down to his Twitter behaviour ergo I think he will get more than just a 1 match ban. 

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Must have something in his contract about the use of social media.  
 

As John James has said if he worked at Synetics in all likelihood he would now be looking for a new employer - where many now review Social Media history as part of their selection criteria!

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Unfortunately for Popey ,if found guilty,he may get himself  branded as anti-semitic ,which will obviously do the club no favours whatsoever.Difficult situation for the owners and management.You’d expect,at least,anymore and he’s toast.It could be taken out of the clubs hands anyway.Silly bloke.

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People getting a bit uppity about the clubs reputation being at risk seemed to have had no problem celebrating goals scored by someone who ran off from an accident leaving a man to die...

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19 hours ago, robf said:

No idea but not relevant as he doesn't use Twitter and isn't subject to FA rules. 😯

Again irrelevant because that isn't what the tweet suggested. Tom Pope suggested that the Rothschilds (not all the "rich and powerful" but specifically a Jewish banking family) would control "all" (i.e. they don't own all banks now so the implication is they would gain more) banks after WW3. 

Not relevant as Tom Pope is neither to the best of my knowledge.

Perfect summary of Geosname Robf! 👏👏👏

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2 hours ago, Nofinikea said:

 

People getting a bit uppity about the clubs reputation being at risk seemed to have had no problem celebrating goals scored by someone who ran off from an accident leaving a man to die...

I think some of us were a bit wary of him when he joined but I read Hughes did make a complete apology and has been heavily involved in voluntary charity work - https://www.business-live.co.uk/economic-development/lee-hughes-makes-public-apology-3968884

Yes, it doesn't mean the incident didn't happen and doesn't mean he made a terrible, awful mistake. But he paid for his actions. Haven't all of us done things we regret (of varying degrees of seriousness) and wished we hadn't?

In a more minor way, Tom Pope's situation is similar. He probably deeply regrets his tweets but there's no taking them back so the important thing is he apologises (he has done that on the official site), he accepts the consequences (well, that will be next week) and learns from it (only time will tell).

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People who are trying to make excuses for Pope's crass behaviour are like crap parents who indulge their misbehaving kids. If he wasn't Popey he'd be getting sh!t from everyone on here for being banned over TWEETS fgs. How the owners deal with him could become a real hornets nest that could cause undesired aggro through no fault but Pope's stupidity.

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Give over

People who are trying to make excuses for Pope's crass behaviour are like crap parents who indulge their misbehaving kids. If he wasn't Popey he'd be getting sh!t from everyone on here for being banned over TWEETS fgs. How the owners deal with him could become a real hornets nest that could cause undesired aggro through no fault but Pope's stupidity.

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1 hour ago, Aguar61 said:

People who are trying to make excuses for Pope's crass behaviour are like crap parents who indulge their misbehaving kids. If he wasn't Popey he'd be getting sh!t from everyone on here for being banned over TWEETS fgs. How the owners deal with him could become a real hornets nest that could cause undesired aggro through no fault but Pope's stupidity.

I assume the owners have already laid out their conditions, it is up to Pope what he does, after the FA have made their decision whatever that may be.

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1 hour ago, Guitar Ray said:

The biggest issue I have is that, having made one mistake, Tom didn't learn the lesson.  Madness.

Yes, three strikes and you're out I say. It's unfair to count these latest two as separate strikes though, once the latest punishment is handed down then it's last chance saloon time. I can't see him going back on twitter, picking up another suspension and still being in a job. I think he will have learned his lesson this time though.

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