Saturday, 28 August 2010

Pluralism in Football

The media are indeed influential. It appears certain journalists or media groups who have a preferred way of saying things will bend the rules to have their say. Pluralism is one such agenda being forcibly pushed on to the unsuspecting public.
















[Whatever happened to “There’s only one Stevie G”?]


Reading football or soccer news, I have noticed a growing tendency to read quotes of the kind:
“As far as I'm concerned he is someone I believe in, someone I count on, and it is important we improve the team around the Steven Gerrards, Fernando Torres's, Jose Reinas and the Kuyts and not sell them and start all over again.”

This pluralism has been used here and there.

However, other media groups (link to this and that) which have relatively better journalistic reputations have quoted the same person, in this case Liverpool FC boss Roy Hodgson, as saying:
“As far as I'm concerned he is someone I believe in, someone I count on, and it is important we improve the team around the likes of Steven Gerrard, Fernando Torres, Jose Reina and Kuyt and not sell them and start all over again."

Unfortunately, I cannot find the video interview or transcript of what Roy Hodgson actually said. Did Hodgson really use pluralism or is this a media ploy?

It will be interesting to see how many other unsuspecting people within the football fraternity will start to use pluralism simply because they are being not-so-innocently exposed to it now.

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