Those readers who were acquainted with the Org in it's first incarnation 1999-2015, when it was open for anyone to comment without being a member, will perhaps fondly remember 'Clint'. Because it was an 'open' forum we would sometimes have well over 1000 people on line at any one time, consequently it was necessary to be inventive to prevent 'acute' swearing, the tool we used was a language convertor which enabled certain swear words to be 'converted' from the swear word to something more palatable, especially for younger viewers.
It doesn't take too much of a genius to work out the derivative of Clint, but some viewers still used to ask "who the hell is this guy Clint?" Well in our opinion yesterday's referee, Chris Kavanagh, was an out and out 'Clint' for the way he sent off Fabian Balbuena just as Hammers had built up a head of steam in their efforts to at least get a draw, the central defender's red card put the kibosh on the slim chance of attaining an equalizer.
Even the professional Hammers protagonist, Adrian Durham, was among a whole host of football pundits to weigh in on the decision to send off Fabian Balbuena during West Ham United’s 1-0 defeat by Chelsea yesterday. Durham usually does his best to 'Diss' West Ham, so his endorsement goes to show just how unjust the appalling decision was.
The standard of refereeing in the English game has become rather embarrassing, VAR was supposed to help, all it has done is given carte blanche to incompetence backed up by safety in numbers. Of course it didn't help matters that 'Lord' Oliv(i)er' was the referee operating the VAR, he obviously informed Chris Kavanagh that something had happened, and after all if he doesn't do anything to get people's attention during a game he feels that he has failed, he's another 'Clint'!.
"How that is clear and obvious I don’t know. These horrendous decisions, week in week out, are disgustingly inconstant and seem to always favour the so-called bigger clubs." Is what Durham tweeted just after the game
A West Ham player was sent off for kicking a ball. That actually happened. VAR must go.
8:01 PM · Apr 24, 2021
The Red card will undoubtedly be overturned, but that doesn't compensate the club for having lost a key player in the vital closing moments of the game, it's not as if this is the first time it has happened to the Irons is it? Perhaps the 'septic six' have had a whip round in order to ensure their 'pet' officials award everything they can to help the 'special teams' reach the Champions League that they wanted to send down the river? Funny old game isn't it? But not so funny when your team is on the receiving end of rough justice, repeatedly.
We suppose there shouldn't really be any doubt as to why Hammers are repeatedly targeted, they stood, and still stand, on the brink of upsetting the Barclays Premier League hierarchy, a bunch of 'Clints' who will do anything to retain their fetid overindulgences. - Ed