The story goes that Arsenal supporters are called Gooners because…
The club logo is a cannon. So Arsenal fans were called Gunners. Apparently, the Spurs fans, local North London rivals Tottenham Hotspurs, associated with Jewish supporters, were called Yids; though there are Jewish Arsenal fans too. Apparently, Yid is from Yiddish which ‘is the historical language of the Ashkenazi Jews’ as stated on good ol’ reliable Wikipedia:
David Badiel has even presented a BBC R4 programme on how offensive, racist and generally anti-Semolinaic the use of Yid is. Hmmm, a bit over sensitive I would have thought, but these are the politically correct times we live in. Obviously, making a critical inference about David Baddiel leaves me the target for accusation of being anti-Semolinaic. I don’t give a fig what he or you think on such silliness. I suggest there are more important matters in life.
So, the Spurs fans wanted revenge and decided to call Arsenal fans Gooners, I guess from the term Goon which comes from the The Goon Show:
… of which one of the character names was Neddie Seagoon. Goon is also a sort of put-down like twit or fool or idiot. Goon then, was intended as a derogatory term and therefore, Gooners is supposedly a derogatory for all Gunners.
However, rather than take offense, the Gooners embraced the slur and began calling themselves Gooners with pride. Hence today we are Gooners.
There’s lesson there some where. For your knowledge, Corbyn is apparently an Arsenal fan and manager Arsene Wenger is nick-named the professor. Yes, I use the word Semolina because I find the whole issue so ridiculous.
As for Semite, it is a language group including Arabs:
Just to ruffle feathers further..
‘Anti-Semitism’ hysteria – a scam to silence free speech and exposure of Israel Apartheid
Apparently, when the Gooners heard the rumour Osama Bin Laden was an Arsenal fan they commemorated it. Football fans have a fabulous sense of humour, which is why it would be interesting to see the reaction if England were withdrawn from the World Cup in Russia.
… and just for fun, because he is a Remoaner and been rude about President Trump along with all the other twits who fail to realise we missed the bullet called Hillary:
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