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EMU Fires Head Coach For Insane Tirade Directed At Team
Ron English and his Eastern Michigan squad were off to a rough 1-8 start to the year and on Friday, EMU fired English saying a change in leadership was necessary. Today the school elaborated and the Detroit News provided the context: audio of a profanity-fest of a locker room tirade from English.
The audio isn't great, but you get the gist of it. English is pretty unhinged, repeatedly refers to his team as playing "shitbird football" and says he doesn't respect them, referring to the team as "quitting ass bitches" and faggot ass motherfuckers."
I thought this was just par for the course in most college football locker rooms, no? This whistleblowing shit is getting outta hand. Funny shit though. This sounds every bit like D-BO's halftime speech, lol.
1. "Things like "faggot ass motherfuckers" shouldn't be par for the course" In response to Reply # 0 Sat Nov-09-13 05:49 PM by Y2Flound
I agree on one hand that people in a locker room (or anywhere) should not have to worry about people secretly taping them to get them in trouble, but at the same time we don't have to say this is ok because it's always been that way.
Needing players to toughen up is not the same as calling the faggot ass motherfuckers and doing so does not actually do anything to result in a team being better.
3. "Likely not, point is still it shouldn't be ok to say whatever you want" In response to Reply # 2
The attitude of this is what we do in sports so deal with it is tired and outdated.
Odds are there are probably gay men on his team who work really hard to compete and be good so to insinuate that a team is playing bad because they are playing like gays is not a way to win your team over.
10. "No change is an overnight change, but it's time to change some things" In response to Reply # 4
This isn't only about Miami either, people can call it the pussification of America all they want, but I'll call it the evolving.
The game can be violent, the can have different rules than apply in most work places, more leeway needs to be given due to the situation, but in the end they are all still people, and in the case of college, very young people.