I just read the shocking, sickening news in the Daily Mail that the 6 ‘promising’ footballers who gang raped two 12 year old girls have had their sentences suspended by the Court of Appeal ruled that the girls had ‘wanted sex’. Forgive me if I am wrong but even if a 12 year old girl wants sex, its still statutory rape in this country – am I right? So, therefore regardless of if the girls wanted it, these ‘men’ (if you can call such filth ‘men’ to begin with) broke the law – repeatedly, together; so therefore they should be punished appropriately!
But, to add insult to injury in addition to freeing this scum, the release of these animals makes the girls look like wanton sluts who are to ‘blame’ for ‘ruining’ the promising footballing careers of the 6 degrading idiots – wait a minute – they are already behaving like ‘professional’ footballers, such disgusting abuse of ‘privilege’ and ‘fame’ is rife amongst even the highest premier league players. Were they just trying to establish a ‘star’ reputation to assist in their rise to fame and ‘glory’? How many times do we read about ‘household’ name footballers behaving in just this manner and thinking they can ‘get away’ with it just because of their ‘name’?
So, as far as the court of appeal is concerned these two young girls are not the ‘victims’ here, rather the 6 low-lifes are the victims because they will spend the next 10 years on the sex-offenders register and be unable to work with children (at least one wanted to coach children’s football training) and their ‘career’s are in ruins. Awww, boo-hoo forgive me if I don’t shed a tear for them! This is the very least of what they deserve! Personally I would have each of them castrated as a minimum punishment – I don’t give a crap if they thought the girls were ’16’, they were aged 18-21 old enough to know better. Their immaturity, disrespect, disregard and lack of remorse for their actions was demonstrated through twitter messages they allegedly posted during the trial. But, I guess the only thing other than football on their minds was getting their rocks off, regardless of who it was with…
Gang rape is growing in popularity amongst young men, and guess where the ‘fashion’ for it stems from – professional footballers. These guys have a lot to answer for, too many young people look up to these ‘icons’ as role models, but society needs to try and stop this because when do we ever read about footballers being good, faithful, reliable husbands? I don’t recall hearing of any!? At the very least they cheat on their partners, at worst they commit acts of gang rape against young impressionable fans – what kinds of ‘acceptable’ behaviour is this portraying to our young people? To be honest I think that even though the media don’t report these things to ‘glorify’ them, it does ‘exactly’ that. Reports about top footballers misdemeanors are supposed to be ‘name and shame’ articles but when it comes to publicity for such people, there’s no such thing as bad publicity – maybe it’s time to call for ‘zero publicity’!!
Okay so just to add balance to this debate, lets examine the girl’s behaviour (as reported) as well. The first girl ‘Katie’ (as she is known in the article) would appear to be the victim of circumstance in addition to the horrific sex attack. Having met up with her former best friend on a visit to her home town she ended up in a chain of events that led to the brutal conclusion. She reportedly went along with her ‘friend’ in a car with the 6 men she didn’t know because she didn’t want to leave her friend. When the ‘friend’ allegedly started taking the men off to have sex with Katie sat alone on a bench, crying, only to be ‘pestered’ into a sex act by one of the footballers. Okay, so Katie may have been foolish and naive to get into this situation, but she’s 12 – not all 12 year olds are the ‘mature’ beyond their years, aggressive, confident, sexually aware creatures that we are often led to believe they are; Maybe her ‘friend’ Lucy was one of these ‘street-wise’ types. Allegedly Lucy initiated the meeting and had indulged in similar sexual activities before, maybe Lucy would not have reported the incident had Katie not been with her, maybe Lucy did ‘want’ it, we only hear Katie’s version of events so we cannot be certain of Lucy’s motivations and actions. But, even if Lucy was behaving age inappropriately and sexually promiscuously, this doesn’t change the facts – the men were still guilty of statutory rape, regardless of any other facts or confabulations. The girl’s lives have been damaged by the events of that night, and the men deserve to suffer too.
Yes, there are far too many young girls engaging in sexual activities by choice. Yes, there are far too many young girls dressing, acting and pretending to be older than they really are to enable them to engage in such activities. Yes, society isn’t doing enough to discourage this behaviour. Yes, there are far too many girls and women ‘crying rape’ after engaging in sexual activity they later wish they hadn’t partaken in. BUT – this doesn’t change the fact that what happened here was wrong, and these dirty men have been allowed to get away with it. It’s not right, it’s not fair and it sets a bad example for others to think they can use this case as an example to ‘prove’ their innocence when engaging in the sexualisation and abuse of children and group sex acts.
The men in this case – Jahvon Edwards19, Dennis De Sousa, 19, Jahson Downes, 20, Ashley Charles, 20, Courtney Amos, 20, and Luke Farrugia, 21 – believe they are the VICTIMS. The Court of Appeal appear to agree, the original Judge who sentenced them considered the girls the victims. What do you think? Who are the real victims? I know what I think…
- Yet another victim-blaming travesty (thefword.org.uk)
- Girls come back to our hotels for sex, says footballer (telegraph.co.uk)
- Titus: Girls only go back to footballers’ hotels for sex (thesun.co.uk)
- Ex-Pc jailed for child sex abuse (bbc.co.uk)
- Eight sent for trial on child abuse (mirror.co.uk)
- Abilene Teen Says She Was Raped By Two Students (hayladies.wordpress.com)
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