This was already the driest, most poorly-paced football podcast I listened to. Last in the cue after I finished better options.
Was very put off by Barry Glendenning on the latest episode. He showed his “intolerant curmudgeon” persona is more than a schtick.
When he referred to the band Evanescence as “Jesus-Creeping Bible-Thumpers” (voice dripping with disdain) I knew I was finished. Can’t believe the co-hosts or, ultimately, a producer would not see this type of comment in extremely poor taste. But, this is the ultra-liberal Guardian, after all. I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised.
Can you imagine a conversation like this on the podcast?
“How about that goal by Riyad Mahrez?”
“Well, he happens to be a Mohammed-loving Quran-thumper, but...it was a well-taken goal.”
Clearly wrong. Clearly intolerant.
Take a long, hard look at yourselves Guardian, and ask - “Why are we okay with this double-standard?”