“I am pleased the famine or the drought or whatever people would call it is over. I am pleased with the score sheet and pleased that we won.”
Confused? I don’t blame you. It takes ingenuity to find offence in such an innocuous observation. But if you’re bitter enough, self obsessed enough, deluded enough – then you MIGHT manage it. Listen carefully.
The rationale of these idiots is that a proportion of Rangers’ supporters sing a bigoted, anti-Irish song entitled ‘The Famine is Over (why don’t you do home)’. David Healy is Northern Irish and comes from (presumably) a unionist background; ergo by using the word ‘famine’ the striker was alluding to the anti-Celtic, sectarian song.
Of course, anyone with faculties of logic, objectivity or a functioning brain might counter, ‘but Healy used a perfectly ordinary piece of football jargon to describe his relief at scoring a goal. Perhaps he was merely saying what he meant’. That is why they aren’t scurrying off to post illiterate death threats on Youtube.
No wonder David is both exasperated and incredulous. Perhaps he knows how the PSNI feel.