If you’ve seen my original article for A Love Supreme, now is the time to read the opposing view. I repeat Salut! Sunderland‘s offer to grant Tommy Coates, the letter writer, reasonable right of reply on these pages……..but this is what he had to say in his letter to ALS
Having read Colin Randall’s article SundIreland in ALS 159, I felt I had to write a few lines in response.
As a supporter for nearly 40 years, 22 of them whilst living in Scotland, I am not a big fan of this Paddification of my team, club and town and I also disagree with Mr Randall’s view that people who feel this way are members of the “Far Right No Surrender” brigade.
It would appear that Mr Randall’s answer to reasoned argument is the same as other left wing/commie pinko journalists. Throw in the phrase racist/bigot/homophobe etc and hope we go away.
Whilst I welcome the support of the Drumaville consortium and the appointment of Mr Keane we all know how quickly the Irish support would disappear if Keano moves on to a smaller club, say Manchester United.
ALS is a football fanzine and not the place to be discussing the past 400 years of political and religious history of Ireland, but it would be fair to say that england and the English do not hold a particular soft spot in an Irish Catholic’s heart and to think that we are all now one big happy family is a little naive onm Mr Randall’s part.