Open Letter to Barnsley FC from a Millwall Fan

I’ve been a Millwall fan for a few years. It’s  my local club. I don’t really understand football that much, but I like to go occasionally because I like the atmosphere and banter.

Although I had tickets for the Millwall v Barnsley match at Wembley,  I couldn’t go as I was unwell. This was really frustrating, but these things happen. However, in light of what happened, perhaps it was for the best. I would have been embarrassed by what happened.

I was horrified to see that some Millwall ‘fans’ were causing trouble in the stalls. This isn’t acceptable at all. Whether they were provoked or not, it makes no difference. In sport we should have respect and sportsmanship. If we lost, we should just try harder.

As a Millwall fan who doesn’t drink or fight (yes, there are some) I just want to to watch the game.I am sure there are lot of fans like me who feel the same.

When I saw what they were also doing in Bermondsey yesterday evening too, some fans clearly had no respect for their  own Home Town either, let alone Wembley.

I would just like to say to you, that not all Millwall fans are like that, and well done for your win, it was well deserved.

A Millwall fan.

 

 

 

Rogue Millwall ‘fans’ wreck Bermondsey

by Beaulieu, London Citizen Journalist, Unreported News

 

Groups of drunk Millwall fans returned to Bermondsey from the Millwall v Barnsley Play-off  at Wembley Stadium yesterday evening.

Some males, aged about twenty-something, came out from Bermondsey Tube Station and started urinating on residents’ houses nearby. (Basic personal hygiene completely went of the window as obviously no loo paper was being used either ).  Other anti-social  Millwall fans left trails of sticky gray vomit on nearby streets. They showed little respect to their hometown, the home of The Den, their Club. Staff working for Transport for London got involved, including the British Transport Police.

Problems did not just occur at Wembley Stadium but elsewhere on the tube network too, when other  football fans reported on Twitter that some aggressive alcohol-fuelled Millwall supporters were chucking beer cans at women on the tube.

The majority of Millwall fans were absolutely fine. Some fans were so embarrassed by the drunk fans’  anti social behaviour they reported them to the police.

Once again it is the minority of supporters that spoil it for everyone else and going so far as wrecking their home town, these ‘fans’ are an embarrassment to Bermondsey too.

 

Millwall FC released a short statement:

http://www.millwallfc.co.uk/news/article/millwall-statement-wembley-play-off-final-3129446.aspx

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ABOVE: Note written on Play-Off Final Flag 2016

 

 

Stupid Corporate High Heels policies, this is only half of it

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I fully support Nicola Thorp, the temporary receptionist who refused to wear high heels at her assignment at accountancy firm PwC. What a sexist and impractical policy.

In my experience as a receptionist,  I was told by a young twenty-something female boss to wear make up. Sometimes I did, sometimes I didn’t, after all, it is a free country and I had to be there for 7am after all, so getting up much earlier could be a real nuisance. I also felt that if I didn’t wear much make up, I would get less sleazy customers hanging round my desk and get less sexist comments. As a woman, it is up to us, not the company if we want to put on some slap anyway.

I generally wear flat shoes or one inch heels at the workplace, and I have never had a problem. My job involved doing a lot of walking, and going up flights of stairs.  One of my main reasons for not wearing high heels is safety. I can avoid tripping, getting my feet stuck in wooden floor boards, damaging carpets and I can run to escape things. I can’t walk in very high heels at all, and they get ruined so quickly whch is timeconsuming and expensive.  In over 30 years, I have never had any company comment on this issue. Only stupid companies would do this. I am very happy with my good quality Clarks shoes.

I was lucky enough to be allowed to wear smart trousers, and not get any grief from wearing these, though if I wore a skirt and didn’t shave my legs  I would have got my knuckles wrapped for that.

Working in companies is about now about image. In fact you could be a really horrible person inside, but the fact that you ‘look the part’ you are more likely to get that job.  I have seen some staff who look ‘good’, but have run away with the office cash. Integrity is more important than image.

Big companies are getting more institionalised, and our private lives are now ‘becoming part of the working life’ as staff get into trouble for posting unsuitable things on Facebook that their company may not agree with.

They are even encroaching onto your charity work too. One organisation I worked at didn’t like me having a Charity sponsorship form at the my desk, as he thought it may ‘upset’ customers.  I was asked to remove it. There was nothing in the contract telling me not to do this.

I would love to hear from others about what petty rules their workplaces inflicted upon them, and did you stand up to them?

It is time we did what Nicola Thorp did, and stand up to corporate bullies and petty rules.  

Please sign the Petition on  https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/129823. There are now over 100, 000 signatures  and I am pleased that this issue will now be debated in Parliament.

 

 

 

Grimsby Town FC fans celebrate Final Win

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RESULTS: Forest Green Rovers 1 Grimby FC 3.

Grimsby FC fans of all ages were out enforce at Trafalgar Square  celebrating their team’s fantastic win at Wembley on Sunday, 15th May.

Grimsby Town  have now returned to the Football League after a whopping six-year absence with victory over Forest Green Rovers in the National League promotion final.

I was  impressed by the great family atmosphere in London and that many fans even cleared up  their rubbish on Trafalgar Square.

These fans were a great example to other football teams, although some mini Grimsby fans were seen ‘battering’ each other over the head with their plastic fish.