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Unread postby DicemanSTL » Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:21:00 am

Not sure if anyone here has seen this, but holy shit. Someone in the 3rd Rail must have their panties in a wad about ECS or something...

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/17/magaz ... .html?_r=1
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Unread postby DicemanSTL » Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:22:48 am

Never mind, I just looked at twitter.
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Unread postby FuzzyForeigner » Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:40:10 am

yes. article is garbage. it is also full of generalizations and racist remarks. It is people like this that are the problem in this country.
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Unread postby DicemanSTL » Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:08:43 am

FuzzyForeigner wrote:yes. article is garbage. it is also full of generalizations and racist remarks. It is people like this that are the problem in this country.

Totally agree.

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Unread postby Ultra666 » Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:28:00 am

Damn, the NY Times should be ashamed. This is slanderous.
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Unread postby DicemanSTL » Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:59:10 pm

Ultra666 wrote:Damn, the NY Times should be ashamed. This is slanderous.


I agree. Felt like I was in the comment section of Reddit or S@H through the whole article...
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Unread postby mikewarbington » Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:24:14 pm

DicemanSTL wrote:
Ultra666 wrote:Damn, the NY Times should be ashamed. This is slanderous.


I agree. Felt like I was in the comment section of Reddit or S@H through the whole article...


Even reddit is shitting all over this article, which says something about how terrible it is.
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Unread postby DicemanSTL » Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:41:06 pm

mikewarbington wrote:
DicemanSTL wrote:
Ultra666 wrote:Damn, the NY Times should be ashamed. This is slanderous.


I agree. Felt like I was in the comment section of Reddit or S@H through the whole article...


Even reddit is shitting all over this article, which says something about how terrible it is.


No shit...
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Unread postby futbolgirl » Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:44:09 pm

mikewarbington wrote:
DicemanSTL wrote:
Ultra666 wrote:Damn, the NY Times should be ashamed. This is slanderous.


I agree. Felt like I was in the comment section of Reddit or S@H through the whole article...


Even reddit is shitting all over this article, which says something about how terrible it is.


:shakefist: You almost made me read reddit!!! :hook:
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Unread postby bougiehoolie » Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:45:19 pm

Just FYI, we've posted on Insider with how we got "involved" in this in the first place.
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Unread postby jtowner » Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:30:51 pm

I'm actually ok with calling out the bullshit publicly. How dare someone, let alone the editors at the New York Times, publish something as slanderous and baseless as the piece put forth. We have no 'troubles' nor will we ever experience something similar to the racist/nationalist environments that are put forth in other leagues. Want hostile environments, go to Mexico as an away supporter. MLS nor it's supporter culture, which varies greatly between clubs, is violent. Yes, we know how to get under the skin of our rivals, and things like burning scarves has yet to turn into a brawl.

WE HAVE CHANTS IN SPANISH, what more do you want? We celebrate our diversity https://www.weareecs.com/tifo/ecs-tifo- ... s-sounders

I'm not happy that ECS is painted in such a horrible light.
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Unread postby jtowner » Tue Jul 12, 2016 4:03:13 pm

I forgot about the NYCFC/NYRB feminine pads acting out on camera earlier this year. Those aren't supports, those are folks acting out, trying to be all ultra and Eastern European which seems to have been promoted by MLSsoccer.com . They'd fight over a hot dog or someone telling them their shoes didn't match.
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Unread postby DicemanSTL » Tue Jul 12, 2016 4:41:03 pm

jtowner wrote:I forgot about the NYCFC/NYRB feminine pads acting out on camera earlier this year. Those aren't supports, those are folks acting out, trying to be all ultra and Eastern European which seems to have been promoted by MLSsoccer.com . They'd fight over a hot dog or someone telling them their shoes didn't match.


Yet, their shitty SGs are not mentioned by name once...
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Unread postby FIGHTNWIN! » Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:13:37 pm

I wrote the NY Times and cancelled my subscription.
I even started a twitter account just to message the author telling him what a piece of $h!t that garbage was. I cannot believe the NY Times would publish crap like that.

I have never felt racism or violence from anyone in the ECS, only racial/cultural diversity since joining - I can't speak for everyone though haha
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Unread postby jtowner » Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:25:56 am

FWIW - Garber agrees with us...

http://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2016/07/1 ... rs-article

to quote:

“It was poorly reported, factually incorrect and irresponsible, with a lack of any research whatsoever,” Garber said. “Frankly, something like this should never see the light of day.

“This was not some blog. This was the New York Times. They know better,” he added. “This is just not representative of good journalism.”
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