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Footballers To Wear Green Armbands To Save The Planet!

February 6, 2023

By Paul Homewood



h/t Ian Magness

Will somebody please tell me this is a joke?





Football fans are being encouraged to ‘score green goals’ for their teams and win prizes by taking up climate-friendly behaviours.

More than 80 clubs – including Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United – are backing Green Football Weekend, which runs from 3-5 February.

Every action supporters take will earn points for their club, helping one win the ‘Green Football Cup’.

Some players are wearing green armbands this weekend to publicise the campaign, which aims to promote sustainable behavioural shifts among sports fans.

Could these be the same players who live in carbon spewing mansions and drive Lamborghinis?

And the same clubs who jet around Europe to play Champions League matches?

Surely not!!

  1. charles allan permalink
    February 6, 2023 7:07 pm

    The grass on the pitch should be allowed to grow several feet to absorb more CO2 and trees planted around the pitch for the same .

    • February 7, 2023 10:16 am

      Most of the pitches contain fibres derived from oil no doubt to keep them so hardwearing.

  2. GeoffB permalink
    February 6, 2023 7:18 pm

    All those fans travelling to enjoy a good football match should be banned to reduce the carbon footprint, in fact just play the games in a computer virtual world, no more overpaid footballers, all gone, no need for huge salaries, private jets. You know it makes sense…..go green, hypocrites.

  3. February 6, 2023 7:22 pm

    And the arm bands I guarantee you will be made from oil derived synthetic material and no one will notice and if someone does watch the bought media shut the story down.

    We live in the time of universal deceit that Eric Arthur Blair wrote about and the totalitarians do not even hide anymore because they think they have brainwashed enough of the output of schools and universities during the last 20 years that those people cannot see the nose in front of their faces.

  4. Martin Callan permalink
    February 6, 2023 7:27 pm

    Seriously Someone needs to have a word in their shell like. Who gives a toss what a football kicking fool thinks this must be driven by WOKE management

  5. Cheshire Red permalink
    February 6, 2023 7:28 pm

    ‘You can stick your Greta Thunburg up your ….
    You can stick your Greta Thunburg up your ….
    You can stick your Greta Thunburg
    Stick your Greta Thunburg
    Stick your Greta Thunburg up your ….’

  6. T Walker permalink
    February 6, 2023 7:28 pm

    Yes pathetic isn’t it – but…………………………

  7. bearwood7 permalink
    February 6, 2023 7:37 pm


    ATB – Graham,
    Sent from my iPhone


  8. Gamecock permalink
    February 6, 2023 7:55 pm

    Every action supporters take will earn points for their club, helping one win the ‘Green Football Cup’.

    Second prize is two Green Football Cups.

    • Ben Vorlich permalink
      February 7, 2023 10:17 am

      Surely Manchester United have got this sewn up? Very few of their supporters will have to travel a reat distance to away games?

      • Cheshire Red permalink
        February 7, 2023 5:30 pm

        That’s what happens when you have the biggest support on the planet, Ben.

  9. 1saveenergy permalink
    February 6, 2023 8:01 pm

    At last, this is the breakthrough humanity has been waiting for !!
    We can now sleep safely in our beds knowing the unprecedented catastrophe
    (or at least 97% of it ), has been averted by these stalwart fellows.

  10. Harry Passfield permalink
    February 6, 2023 8:16 pm

    I looked up various synonyms for ‘hypocrite’ that would better describe footballers. I came up with ‘fakers’ – but then realised it was a spelling error!

  11. Andrew Harding permalink
    February 6, 2023 8:16 pm

    If there is one thing I cannot abide, it is Virtue Signalling!

    Those that practise this over the top hypocrisy do so, not to raise awareness of an adverse situation, issue or problem, but to advertise their own ‘impeccable credentials’ and their personal need to deal with it.

    Of course doing so makes them think that they are universally liked, however the very opposite is achieved.

    Meddling. busybodies is the correct term!

  12. Broadlands permalink
    February 6, 2023 8:17 pm

    “which aims to promote sustainable behavioural shifts…”

    Given that energy is required, what sort of behavior shifts can be sustainable?

  13. William George permalink
    February 6, 2023 8:18 pm

    They had to think of something after they stopped bending the knee. Obviously green follows the other colour.

    • Malcolm Fraser permalink
      February 6, 2023 8:38 pm

      Not forgetting the ‘green’ World cup recently. Complete nonsense.

  14. David A permalink
    February 6, 2023 8:30 pm

    Pure woke nonsense.

  15. February 6, 2023 8:53 pm

    Presumably they will turn their floodlights off and play in the dark

  16. lefallois permalink
    February 6, 2023 9:03 pm

    “players are wearing green armbands”
    “to promote sustable behavioural shifts among sports fans”
    “Do as I say, not as I do.”

  17. Sean Galbally permalink
    February 6, 2023 9:20 pm

    Maybe they are playing for Ireland.

  18. Gamecock permalink
    February 6, 2023 9:59 pm

    Maybe they are playing for money.

    Boss says, “Wear the arm band, or no money.”

    Though the report says, “Some players are wearing green armbands this weekend to publicise the campaign.”

    So “some.” Is actually some teams? Are individual players allowed to decide? Some NHL players recently told the owners they weren’t wearing no damn queer bands. NHL preening for LGBTMOUSE? That is not their customer base.

    ‘Football clubs have come under scrutiny in recent years for environmentally unfriendly practices like flying to games in private jets.’

    By whom? If Gamecock were running the Premier League, he would have told the whomever to STFU.

    ‘In 2021, the Premier League signed up to the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework . . . As well as reducing its climate impact, the league pledged to advocate for climate action and promote sustainable and responsible consumption.’

    Does ‘the Premier League’ think their product is inadequate? Selling football doesn’t work? I’ve seen the same schtick with the NFL in the US. The NFL’s audiance couldn’t care less about this stuff. It is tone deaf. No way to run a business.

    • Phoenix44 permalink
      February 7, 2023 8:22 am

      The BBC has had a few tries at football’s habit of flying everywhere, didn’t domestically. But this isn’t aimed at fans. It’s aimed at keeping governments and busybodies off their backs for a bit. European football has massively increased its carbon footprint recently, adding teams much further away and adding new European competitions that require yet more flying – and which are played at night so require floodlights etc. And of course all the new matches are televised. So its an attempt to reduce scrutiny, that’s all.

      • Gamecock permalink
        February 7, 2023 10:48 am

        Premier League shouldn’t have to care what BBC thinks.

        We need a new unit of measure: the Davos.

        Next time BBC complains, PL should tell ’em it was only a 0.01 Davos.

      • Gamecock permalink
        February 7, 2023 12:25 pm

        When BBC whines, PL should ask them, “How many season tickets do you buy?”

    • Ray Sanders permalink
      February 7, 2023 11:53 am

      Dolphins at the Seahawks – 3,285 miles and 4 time zones. Do many fans travel to away games!?

      • Gamecock permalink
        February 7, 2023 12:24 pm

        Not many. Mostly within a days driving.

  19. It doesn't add up... permalink
    February 6, 2023 10:19 pm

    The long run idea must be to make football unwatchable, so as to bring to an end all the associated travel and association of people in crowds. What they will offer as alternative soma will be Greensim – except played out for real with your Tesco delivery of crickets to crunch in a power cut.

    • Gamecock permalink
      February 7, 2023 10:45 am

      Panem et circenses.

      Killing the circuses. Ending bread will be next. Minoritarianism run rampant.

  20. John189 permalink
    February 7, 2023 12:14 am

    The green propaganda just gets ever more intensive. Apologies for then going off topic but I just caught the end of a Justin Rowlatt report on the BBC News channel. He was interviewing a green enthusiast and giving her the chance to answer contrived “hostile” questions with pure greenwash. When asked about fracking she calmly said that, if tapped, reserves would not last more than six months. This was of course accepted by Mr Rowlatt as gospel, and left unchallenged. She also said that surveys showed that climate change was one of the top three concerns of the British people. Again unchallenged, and again wrong.

    • Ben Vorlich permalink
      February 7, 2023 10:22 am

      I lost patience with the BBC a long time ago. When they banned Nigel Lawson was the final straw. It’s now only people whose views they agree with being asked predetermined questions, ITV is no better.
      Unfortunately my wife likes to know what’s been happening although she’s gradually coming round to my point of view.

  21. Jordan permalink
    February 7, 2023 8:02 am

    If English football fans and players want to save something in immediate jeopardy, how about wearing a blue armband?

    • Phoenix44 permalink
      February 7, 2023 8:25 am

      Sadly far too many fans are quite happy to kill the Golden Goose. They support an idiotic “football regulator” that will take money out of the game to fund mediocre bureaucrats who will do no good whatsoever but who will stifle innovation and change. Far too few remember football pre-Murdoch, with endemic violence, rapidly declining crowds and terrible football.

      • February 7, 2023 10:22 am

        Football fans simply need to see how other government regulators are doing. Ofgem – how is that working out for you in protecting you against German-employed thugs kicking your door down, after a supine magistrate has – probably illegally – signed off on a warrant while playing golf, to instal a pre-payment meter while ignoring that you might be a vulnerable user as they get a bonus for each door kicked in. Ofwat – how are they doing on keeping water companies from dumping sewage into our rivers while banning from using their product as gallons of water leaks from their pipework every second.

      • February 7, 2023 10:34 am

        And having looked at today’s other article – how about Ofcom that is preventing honest media outlets like GB News discussing the Covid vaccines and what harmful effects they have on you while being useless. Is there actually any regulator or ombudsman who actually provides a beneficial service to the public?

    • Douglas Dragonfly permalink
      February 7, 2023 11:00 am

      What are you suggesting ?
      That we have a regulator who regulates the regulators ?
      Excellent! Where do I apply ?

    • Jordan permalink
      February 7, 2023 6:08 pm

      Guys! It was just meant to be a joke to brighten your day. Something topical to contrast with the topic of the post.
      I have no view on whether or not there should be more regulation. I do say that good governance is important: the game is nothing without its reputation. The same is true for all business.
      On another matter, I don’t excuse Centrica for what has been happening. But could some have thought more about the consequences when they started that “can pay won’t pay” campaign a few months ago?

  22. Phoenix44 permalink
    February 7, 2023 8:26 am

    So who is putting up the money for these “prizes”?

    • dave permalink
      February 7, 2023 8:53 am

      Wind and solar are producing 5% of the UK’s electricity at the moment. That is 1% of total energy need. Whatever happened to the proverb, “A word to the wise is enough” ?

      Actually, I suppose, the deeper point of the proverb was that very few people are wise enough even to understand the proverb itself.

      • Ben Vorlich permalink
        February 7, 2023 10:32 am

        Germany not that great either ~25% from wind and solar; nor Spain ~50% Renewables with 21% hydro so in reality about 30%

      • Mike Jackson permalink
        February 7, 2023 12:46 pm

        Actually at this moment (12:41 GMT) solar is doing pretty well at 13% of demand. Wind is providing less than the two French interconnectors combined.

  23. February 7, 2023 10:23 am

    I think we would all love to know which twat came up with Green Football Weekend.

  24. 2hmp permalink
    February 7, 2023 11:20 am

    Why would it not be a joke. The whole climate crisis theory is a joke

  25. ancientpopeye permalink
    February 7, 2023 2:29 pm

    A well known fact is that their brains are in their feet?

  26. Crowcatcher permalink
    February 7, 2023 5:36 pm

    About as effective as turning the lights off for an hour on “Earth Day”!!!!!!

  27. Ben Vorlich permalink
    February 7, 2023 7:02 pm

    Great news the new
    Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology
    Has a degree in History and Politics. While at university, she was involved in York Student Television.
    She’ll be able to ask difficult questions when she’s back from maternity leave

    • MrGrimNasty permalink
      February 7, 2023 7:15 pm

      And Grant Schapps, the Covid cycle lane/bike repair scheme mastermind.
      We are truly *!?”ed.

    • Phoenix44 permalink
      February 7, 2023 9:07 pm

      That we have such a pointless and counter-productive minister is absutd enough. At least if she’s not there she can’t do any harm. In no time at all she will be attempting to pick winning technology and innovation and failing utterly. As for science, what exactly is government doing in that field?

  28. MrGrimNasty permalink
    February 7, 2023 8:40 pm

    Surely the electricity power capacity by source graphic in this article is highly misleading?

    • styleyd permalink
      February 8, 2023 9:58 am

      Yes – thought exactly the same. Included to make the reader think that Solar PV and Wind will be the largest generators in a few years. When in fact it is only electricity and more importantly only capacity. A chart showing percentage of generation Gwh, mtoe etc. would have been much more applicable.

      • MrGrimNasty permalink
        February 8, 2023 10:04 am


      • Jack Broughton permalink
        February 8, 2023 10:19 am

        According to the latest BP report in 2019 solar generated 700 EJ out of 27,000 EJ of power generation: I make that 2.6% (with wind at 5.2 %). Abuse of statistics for fear-campaign purposes again.

  29. February 16, 2023 10:42 am

    FA shows green credentials by using gas flares

  30. February 16, 2023 11:04 am

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  31. February 16, 2023 11:05 am

    Something strange Sport Bible got 1014 LIkes
    yet all comments go against them
    Are they buying their Likes ?

    Similar for the Liverpool FC tweet

  32. February 16, 2023 11:09 am

    Traditionally sport and politics are supposed to be separate
    FIFA has rules against it
    But first they pushed BLM agendas that’s POLITICAL
    and now we get Green POLITICAL agenda pushing

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