Letters - May 11, 2015

Stewards guard the goal as Blackpool fans stage a protest and pitch invasion against the running of the club.
Stewards guard the goal as Blackpool fans stage a protest and pitch invasion against the running of the club.
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FOOTBALL PROTEST

Sad but inevitable

It is regrettable that Huddersfield fans paid a lot of money to watch their team play Blackpool with extra travelling and staying costs, and we can agree with Philip Hyde’s disappointment (Gazette, May 6) when the protest stopped the game.

It certainly was an irresponsible act for one so-called fan to ‘moon’ the crowds, and shows that he needs to come out the school yard and grow up when Blackpool fans who carried out the protest did so because they are so fed up of seeing their club’s constant demise being ignored by its chairman and their previous protests have all been in vain.

We wonder if Philip Hyde’s own club of Huddersfield happened to be in the same position, he may also be among fans protests and frustrations, taking action because they feel passionate about their club when its position in the premiere league has plummeted all because the chairman doesn’t give a jot what happens. Even a non football fan like myself can see it from following the club’s progress, then months of demise due to Karl Oyston.

It’s not only shocking, it has now become unbelievable and despite the fact that it’s now reported as the worst club in Britain, the chairman continues to sleep well at night and when the club closes its gates for good, I expect he’ll just shrug his shoulders and move on!

Clifford Chambers.

Ashton Road

Blackpool

JUNIOR GAZETTE

Encourage young

I really enjoy reading the Junior Gazette – the regulars, such as Hugo Miller on the Blackpool football matches, are well put over.

They should always be encouraged to send in their thoughts on everyday experiences.

Also Memory Lane is excellent – I send my copies on to my sister, who lives in Dorset.

Pauline Cheeseman

Cumberland Avenue

Blackpool

YOUTH EXAMPLE

Well done lads!

Just thought I would share with you something I’ve just seen.

I was entering Bispham roundabout towards Cleveleys when an old gent started to cross at the pelican. He was a slight old gent with a suit on, and proudly showing off a couple of medals.

I could only see him from the side, but I would guess he was 80 plus years old.

As he was half way over the road, a group of six or seven youths crossed from the other side, and my thoughts turned to worry! At best, they would force him on to the road, and at worst they would bump and abuse him.

But to my surprise and great delight the youths stood to the side and clapped him as he passed, and playfully saluted his medals!

It just goes to show you can’t assume all kids are horrible and as I drove on I beeped them and gave them the thumbs up. How proud they made that elderly gent feel, and in turn I was proud of them.

Well done indeed!

Steve Burton

Clevedon Road

Blackpool

HAVE A HEART

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Beck Bayram

Heart Flyers Team

British Heart Foundation

ANIMAL CRUELTY

Symptom of society

The casual cruelty shown by the owner of a dog which was allowed to savage a defenceless kitten has upset me.

It was not just the fact that a poor animal had terrifying and cruel suffering inflicted on it, but the reaction it provoked down the pub. Some people quite rightly were appalled, others said, “It was only a cat.”

True, many people would regard a human life much more valuable that that of an animal, but I think it reveals something more concerning in those people’s mentality.

If people can treat life with such casual disregard, what does that mean for society?

If you can be sadistically cruel to an animal then I believe you are unbalanced and a threat to others who you just happen to regard as beneath you.

What if it was a homeless person or an old person? That disregard is a slippery slope to be on. That cat was someone’s pet. They loved it, what about them?

Tina Masefield

St Annes