By Walter Broeckx
I was not going to write another article about Cesc Fabregas I promised myself after he went away to Barcelona. But such promises are only made to be broken I guess. Because after yesterday I must write about him. Well not just about him. But about something we have been talking about on Untold and certainly our Untold media watchers have done great research in this matter and maybe they will dig a bit deeper to find out who started what.
I usually don’t go to many other Arsenal websites. I know where I can read good Arsenal stuff and, well,on Untold I get more than enough articles each day coming on line. But every now and then I do check out the headlines on Goonernews a few times a day. Last night I did this and it was amazing.
I counted over a dozen articles about Cesc who had given an interview and who had said that Arsenal would win nothing for many many years. It was something one could imagine some players could say after leaving Arsenal. We have had enough classless players leaving us and saying some bad things. Hell yes, we have enough former players who for some reason like to say all about Arsenal as long as it is negative.
Now our people from the Untold Media Watch have been able to show how the media likes to turn and twists things about Arsenal. How they have a go at Wenger every day of their live. And how they like to have a go at every Arsenal player. Even former Arsenal players who have left us are still linked with Arsenal if they have a bad day.
But now Cesc saying that Arsenal will never win anything again in the next years, well it made me wonder a bit. Of course one media comes up with the quotes and like lemmings the other media stumble over each other to rewrite the quotes and to produce headlines about Arsenal in decline and crisis.
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And of course a lot of our Arsenal blogs had to put some money in the already filled bag themselves. A lot of them came out with the same news and at the end of the day all of the blogs had done their part of the job in spreading Cesc’s words. Untold being one of the few exceptions.
But with our media watch most of us at Untold are very suspicious when it comes to quotes from Cesc and what appears in the Spanish media. And look what happened last night.
I can imagine Cesc coming home from a nice dinner with some friends or relatives and opening his computer and looking at nothing but headlines telling that he has said something. But we can sometimes curse some things that the internet brought us. We can shake our head from all the facebooks, linkedin or twitter we have these days. But my god twitter is a gift from the gods at times.
Because after Cesc read about what he supposedly had said he started tweeting like made and this are his messages to the world and to his followers. And I am still one of them despite promising myself to unfollow him if he would leave us. Another broken promise I guess.
And this is what Cesc had to say and I think one can see the anger in his words a bit. So I give you his words (including some grammatical mistakes):
I’d never speak 1 bad work abt AFC, here there’s once more prove that so many people put in newspaper wtv they want and its not professional.
I want Arsenal to be successful as much as every single fan. That’s not why i left, it was never in my mind. AFC made me who i am today.
And nobody will ever change that. I never gave any interview away since my press conference at my presentation and there i just said…
…The truth and what came out of my heart. Great words abt this great football club cause that just what they deserve: success and trophies.
People can h8 me 4 leaving or remember that i gave my all for the club. But me talking 1 bad word or saying smthng against AFC will not seen”
So here it is plain and in the open. Cesc is being rather friendly for saying that journalists are not professional. In fact he could have said: you cheating bunch of liars. That would have been closer to the truth and more direct. But maybe from his point of view it wouldn’t be a smart move to say it like that. Maybe he is too much a gentleman to say it like that. But I have the feeling that is what he was thinking about them. (Just my thoughts on his thoughts of course so not a fact). And I think I would said it like that.
So if we see reports in the media about Cesc having a go at Arsenal we should be very very careful. I do think it is part of the whole campaign we have seen in the last months and on which our media watchers have been pointing at.
And my plea for all those people who are writing blogs about Arsenal I can only hope that they would think for a few minutes before making sensational headlines about something Cesc would have said about Arsenal especially when it is something negative. So why are you jumping on the bandwagon and try to create this negativity along with the more serious press and media? Why don’t we watch ourselves and think twice before adding to it?
So today I hope to see even more headlines from all those blogs and media saying: oh sorry guys we have been fooled by the media and we apologise and the media are just plain liars. Will they?
Well let me do it for you : “Media is lying about Cesc and Arsenal once again”. “Media launch another attack at Arsenal using Cesc”.
I hope to see those titles on Goonernews a lot today. They can use my proposed titles, hell they can even use this article, what do I care. The only thing I hope is that more people will be aware of what is going on behind the scenes. Arsenal is under attack from the media for whatever reason and they are prepared to play it dirty. They are prepared to use lies. Disgusting.
And finally I come back to what Cesc twittered yesterday evening: “People can h8 me 4 leaving or remember that i gave my all for the club”. Cesc to be honest I don’t hate you for leaving. You just broke my he-art a bit, but it will heal as it always does when one of your favourite players leave. I can understand why you went, even though it hurts. But I will not hate you for it. In fact seeing those twitters brought back a little bit the warm feelings I had for you.
I appreciate the fact that you came out and defended not only your honour but also defended our and still your club. So I thank you for that. And most of all I thank you for being a member of Untold Media Watch. Because after all how many times do you get the chance of exposing the media as liars and cheats and this with the help of our former captain himself.
So thanks Cesc. Oh and do come back some day as a player if you want. I will welcome you. After all you were my favourite player in the last 8 years or so.
PS: Did anyone notice Benayoun also using his twitter for denying some of the headlines about “snubbing” other clubs? Journalists? Whorenalists that’s what some of them are.
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