Originally Posted by Y Ddraig Goch
Don't ever call a football team a franchise. It goes against everything that fans of the game believe in and a football team is a million miles away from a franchise.
Why shouldn't Mikel be charged for what he did? Every player in the country would be charged if they behaved like that. Why is Mikel any different?
Don't know why you wouldn't call it a franchise, but not the first time you've flamed me for the "wrong word choice". It's the same thing in my eyes, Manchester United alone is a world empire to think otherwise is foolish and is indeed a franchise.
As far as Mikel wasn't saying he shouldn't be, but was saying he probably heard wrong and ran with it. Why wouldn't he? He's a black man and he's bound to hear it especially with the garbage you hear at some of these games. Just like the West Ham fans chanting "Lazio" at the Tottenham game.