Iain Moody resigns from Crystal Palace role
In July 2012, Cardiff signed South Korean international Kim Bo-kyung, but when Moody informed Mackay on July 12 that ‘five of the b******s including the player’ were arriving for talks, the reply from Mackay’s phone was: ‘Fkn chinkys.’ A further message says: ‘Fk it. There’s enough dogs in Cardiff for us all to go around.’

In reference to the prominent football agent, Phil Smith, a text states: ‘Go on, fat Phil. Nothing like a Jew that sees money slipping through his fingers’. The Israeli club, Maccabi Tel Aviv, are also referred to simply as ‘the Jews’.

A football official at another club is referred to as ‘a gay snake’ and ‘the homo’ and someone who is ‘not to be trusted’, while a French player is someone ‘who struck me as an independently minded young homo’.

An exchange with a young player who has a female agent makes reference to a sex act and states: ‘I hope she’s looking after your needs,’ the player is then told. ‘I bet you’d love a bounce on her falsies.’

On August 16, 2012, a list of players proposed by a French agent is forwarded, stating to Mackay that ‘he needs to rename his agency the All Blacks’. A separate text in reference to a list of French players states: ‘Not many white faces amongst that lot but worth considering.’

In a separate exchange a picture entitled ‘Black Monopoly’ is sent, with every square a ‘Go To Jail’ square. Of one African player, it is stated: ‘Doesn’t look like a good cv. And he’s Nigerian.’

Yes, these are some of the text messages that the LMA has dismissed as “banter”.

Words fail me as to how stupid, behind the times and plain offensive people in football can be.

Mike Carey, longtime NFL referee, avoided Washington’s games because of the name

He may have screwed up the call that cost the Patriots a perfect season, but I have so much respect for Mike Carey. First African American to referee the Super Bowl, and now he reveals that he did not officiate Washington home games from 2006 onwards because of their racist name.

I need some new music for the gym, so I’m putting a call out for recommendations. Anything up tempo, energetic and that gets the blood flowing - I naturally lean towards pop-punk for that sort of thing, but anything is welcome. Any ideas?

Got a feeling I might need to get some new insoles for my work shoes. Pretty sure they aren’t supposed to have holes in them…
  • Camera: iPhone 4
  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • Exposure: 1/15th
  • Focal Length: 3mm

Got a feeling I might need to get some new insoles for my work shoes. Pretty sure they aren’t supposed to have holes in them…

Having one of those days where I am in a quandary: whether or not to go to the gym.

On one hand: 

  • I want to get in (much) better shape
  • I ate a lot in Brighton
  • I won’t be able to go often next week
  • I need the exercise

On the other:

  • Warm and comfy at home
  • Cricket and football to watch
  • Hebe

What to do?

The sea. Quite calming really. Plus I somehow managed to film a whole minute without auburndammit talking (he didn’t know I was filming the sea).

Brighton train station (just before it started raining)
  • Camera: iPhone 4
  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • Exposure: 1/60th
  • Focal Length: 3mm

Brighton train station (just before it started raining)