Arsenal Meme and it’s all Embarrassing

It is all just getting a little bit embarrassing isn’t it?

A couple of weeks ago we had Plane Wars as Arsenal banners fought it out in the air space above the Hawthorns. And then this weekend, Arsenal fans dragged the formally class name of the club further into the gutter with their actions.

Firstly we have the van.

Now I fully understand why people are upset, and I kind of understand the logic of having a billboard on a van driving around Holloway. It spreads the word.

One of the best recent protests was the billboard hired by the BlackScarfMovement back in 2011. It was simple, classy and effective.

The van on the other hand, whilst good meaning to the Wenger Out cause, was embarrassing. It lacked class. It ended up looking like Arsenal were on a political campaign. I was half expected a battle bus to turn up with Corbyn on the top deck waving to his followers. Next to him Donald Trump trying to hold on to his toupee. Boris slumped on the bank seat, drunk.

At the protest, fans were being handed out a step by step guide how to protest. How embarrassing and cringey can you become?

Actions included instructions to sign a petition, paying them more money (but they won’t tell you what it is being spent on), tweeting Arsenal sponsors (like the work experience boy who deals with the twitter accounts cares) and sending emails of complaint to the sponsors and partners customer services with #WengerOut at the end of the complaint.

It is all just embarrassing.

We then have fans fighting in the stadium. It made national news. Well done lads.

Then the attack on Arsenal Fan TV outside. Is there anything more embarrassing at Arsenal at the moment than Arsenal Fan TV? A bunch of attention seekers who want to be the centre of everything. One of the plonkers even grabbed a microphone at the protest, recording himself screaming down it. It is all about him, not about the protest.

Arsenal Fan TV getting attacked was actually a positive. They shame and embarrass the majority of Arsenal fans every weekend. The quicker they shut up shop the better. A brilliant concept reduced to embarrassing rants all for profit. None of them care about Arsenal. They only care for the profiles and how much money they can make.

Let the attacks continue!

Fans who record the arguments are perhaps worse than those who are willing to throw punches for their view are those that stand by and record what is happening for a few hits, a bit of attention, for their notifications to go off as their tweet go’s viral.

If two (or more) men (or women) want to has a punch up over their views on Arsenal , I do not actually have a problem – as long as no innocent bystanders get hurt. The problem becomes when people around the altercation get their cameras out. Those recording what is happening are grasses. The police and club no longer need to use CCTV evidence. It is all over Twitter.

The fans who attacked the cast of Arsenal Fan TV had it right when they pointed to the crowds saying they were the problem. People videoing other people videoing some melt doing an ‘interview’, that is embarrassing.

We are grassing on each other, getting each other banned, all for a few hits and 30s of fame.

When it became clear that the ‘In Arsene We Trust’ was paid for by a group of fans in Hong Kong, a lot of fans vented their anger. This was the problem with modern football. Foreign fans interfering. But now we have fans around the globe holding up Wenger Out signs. They have been spotted at events throughout the world, including at Wrestlemania this weekend.

Ignoring the fact that grown men still watch wrestling, which is embarrassing in itself, fans holding up placards at events where Arsenal are not playing is simply embarrassing.

Wenger Out not longer has a message. It is now a Meme.

There have also been responses from fans holding up Wenger In signs, bringing us full circle. The tit for tat infighting is embarrassing.

Arsenal Football Club is now a Meme. We are embarrassing on and off the pitch. We are becoming our own worst enemy.

I actually do not want to go to games for the rest of the season. It has nothing to do with performances on the pitch. Through thick and thin I am Arsenal. It has everything to do with the embarrassing fans off the pitch.

Your actions are shaming yourselves, your club, and your fellow fans.

Stop being an EMBARASSMENT.

Arsenal Football Club are not a Meme.




5 thoughts on “Arsenal Meme and it’s all Embarrassing

  1. Sleepinggiant

    Heartfelt and honest. I suspect that 99%of fans feel like you. We want all of this over and done with. I don’t know if you are an advocate for change or sterility, but I think deep down we all feel like this, irrespective of what ‘side’ we are on.

    But the simple truth, and I genuinely, to the bottom of my heart, believe it to be an unarguable one at this stage, is that the very fact that this infighting is happening should be enough to terminate the Wenger reign. Even if I believed Arsene should stay (which I manifestly don’t) the fact that the only people who count in the club – the fans – are so violently divided over this means that the argument is already done. The division shows thatsomething needs to change. No, something massive needs to change. This is not staged, invented, isolated frustration like certain propaganda websites would lie. While only an albeit significant minority may act in this way, the depths of this division has definitively split the entire Arsenal fanbase right down the centre. And that, of itself, is surely irrefutable evidence that this argument is already decided. That is decisive proof that in any sane scenario, there would be only one way this could end in the immediate future.

    Even if for the sake of argument, Wenger was able to improve the team next year, the fact that he has, in the eyes of so many ordinary fans failed to do by now, and failed to the extent that they spill over to violence, surely means that he has already forfeited the right to lead us next year. Think of your own experiences – Arsenal fans – who are generally so circumspect that singing at games causes us to blush – losing themselves in violence over the club!!! For Gods sake, how has the club allowed it to descend to this?

    So the current regime has already overseen the fracture of the Arsenal fanbase – the clubs greatest asset, whatever the $$ men may think. The crime has been committed. The damage has been done already. The regime has destroyed the harmony of the fanbase. For that alone the guillotine needs to fall. Ask yourself is getting two top four places for next two seasons (for that is the best the club, for all its mighty resources, will achieve under the current manager) really worth perpetuating this atmosphere of violence for??? The answer is very simple, very obvious and very straightforward. The change needs to happen now.

    There is talk of the club having to ‘rebuild’ if Wenger left. Utter scaremongering rubbish. Rebuilding of the club is a simple straightforward matter of getting the right man. If they get a better manager than Wenger the club will improve immediately. If they get a worse one, they wont. A far bigger question is how much more rebuilding has to be done of the Arsenal fanbase if Wenger stays for two more years. I am sick to my stomach of reading Arsenal websites inventing hate filled acronyms for their fellow fans, while at the same time almost endorsing smaller clubs like Chelsea sailing off into the distance. Enough is enough, This has to end. This has to change. It has to change now. And yet know it wont. Because the owner and the manager have different prioritie$ over and above the wellbeing of the fanbase. For which they should forever hang their heads in shame.


  2. Uwot?

    You sit behind your keyboard pontificating about how embarrassing the actions of these supporters are but give no solutions yourself?yeah .it’s not nice to see but what alternatives are left when a shameless manager,board & owner disregard the fans the way let me tell you.the “protests ” would be a lot worse & ugly at quite a few clubs I could think of if the’ had this shitfest served up to them for the last 13 years!

  3. ken

    Which make me think that you are another PR operation of Arsene, just like Walter and his girlfriend Toni are, paid to divide and rule.
    What class are you talking about? Being beaten 10-2 or 6-0 on Wenger’s day was full of class ?. Didn’t you feel embarrassed by the 5-1 defeats, by losing to Everton, Liverpool and WBA.
    Don’t you feel embarrassed by the apathy of our players. You are another paid mercenary to fight the cause of the damn liar.
    The sooner he goes the better, because right now he is causing more hate and anger that is necessary.

  4. james

    agree with everything but “let the attacks continue”, how embarrassing will that look when poor robbie from aftv gets seriously hurt? those bouncing little fuckers were cowards, honestly i don’t know what they plan to achieve by it. it just creates a bigger buzz around aftv. just ignore it if you don’t like it.

  5. Mick

    Cant believe you’re condoning physical violence against Arsenal fans by Arsenal fans, regardless of feelings or agendas!


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