Tomorrow sees my team, Manchester United, travel to Arsenal.
For over a decade now Manchester United fans have taunted Arsenal's manager, Arsene Wenger, with a particularly puerile and stupid song accusing him of being a paedophile. The song appears to go back to Wenger's early days at Arsenal, where the clubs share price was temporarily affected by a false rumour (started by Spurs fans working in the City) that Wenger was resigning as Arsenal manager, due to child sex charges. Wenger himself appeared on the steps at Highbury to harangue the media for considering such false rumours to have possibly been true, an incident that was soon forgotten as the same journalists preferred to describe Wengers normally calm persona and even temperament.
Whilst all is fair in love and war, and most things fair in football, this song diminishes United's fans, and it diminishes our club. United have already appealed to supporters in the club programme to stop singing it, and Reds have everything to gain, and nothing to lose, by meeting the clubs request.
It is time to shut up and concentrate on the football. Oh - and kicking the Glazers out.