In news that would make you lose whatever little faith you have left in the people who run football organisations, Jack Wilshere has been charged with misconduct for his post-FA Cup chanting at the Arsenal parade.
In front of the gathered fans the midfielder asked what the assembled crowd thought of Tottenham. They replied that they thought Tottenham were shit.
As a follow up, he then asked them what they thought of shit and the reply was ‘Tottenham’. He then thanked them for their answers and those thanks were graciously acknowledged.
However, today the dimwitted gobshites at the FA today announced that Wilshere would face a charge. Their statement reads:
Jack Wilshere has been charged with misconduct in relation to Arsenal’s FA Cup celebrations on Sunday 31 May 2015.
It is alleged his conduct in making and/or inciting certain comments during the club’s open bus trophy tour was improper and/or brought the game into disrepute.
The player has until 6pm on 10 June 2015 to respond to the charge.
Far be it for us to offer advice in situations like this, but if were us we’d be very tempted to make our response a two-fingered one.
In a week when the widespread, endemic corruption in FIFA has been exposed, and Leicester City players were involved in alleged racial abuse during an orgy that was filmed and leaked onto the Internet, Wilshere celebrating with his own fans is as far from bringing the game into disrepute as you can get.
But then the FA have shown themselves to be pathetic and spineless before. Rather than address the real issues they focus on the easy targets.
It’s also worth asking how far the remit of the FA extends. Is an Arsenal celebration at a non-FA sanctioned event open to their disciplinary procedures? And if they’re so concerned about offensive chanting, why aren’t there blanket charges for things that happen inside football grounds every weekend.
The whole thing is shameful.