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Date: 08/03/10 10:02 AM

58 Responses to Controversial Blind Football (Soccer) Practice Ad

  1. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
    3844 posts
    August 3, 2010 at 8:25 am
    Link: Controversial Blind Football (Soccer) Practice Ad - This commercial is getting lots of heat--it`s pretty obvious as to why...
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    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2010 at 10:07 am
    Not gonna lie....don`t see the controversy.
  3. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
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    August 3, 2010 at 10:11 am
    Oh wow.
  4. Profile photo of OmgZelda
    OmgZelda Female 18-29
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    August 3, 2010 at 10:14 am
    :(
  5. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2010 at 10:18 am
    what`s the problem
  6. Profile photo of TR-Wolf
    TR-Wolf Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2010 at 10:21 am
    That`s based on an old joke about a group of blind people going to the beach and playing football with a football with bells in it, then the handler being called back from the pub when someone from the beach says "he`s kicking the hell out of my donkeys/the morris dancers!"
  7. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    August 3, 2010 at 10:22 am
    So what`s wrong with this?
  8. Profile photo of Dr4k
    Dr4k Male 18-29
    575 posts
    August 3, 2010 at 10:24 am
    why? They didn`t actually kick the cat. They didn`t even show him kicking a fake cat. If there is controversy over this I don`t want to know whats going on about tom and jerry.
  9. Profile photo of Zepher
    Zepher Female 18-29
    414 posts
    August 3, 2010 at 10:26 am
    hahahahahaha i really didn`t see that one coming
  10. Profile photo of davisboy
    davisboy Male 30-39
    587 posts
    August 3, 2010 at 10:26 am
    Oh come on, it`s not any worse than this one.

    *sits and waits for a pmarren comment*
  11. Profile photo of number43
    number43 Male 70 & Over
    759 posts
    August 3, 2010 at 10:38 am
    ... where`s the beef?
  12. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    August 3, 2010 at 10:41 am
    Stupid ad for a stupid site.
    Also insulting to blind people...
  13. Profile photo of bklynusa
    bklynusa Male 30-39
    216 posts
    August 3, 2010 at 10:43 am
    spectacular.
  14. Profile photo of Oliv3rP
    Oliv3rP Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2010 at 10:49 am
    dude...ive not seen this get any "heat" at all...al my mates have laughed about it...its a good advert
  15. Profile photo of tinyhulk
    tinyhulk Male 13-17
    51 posts
    August 3, 2010 at 10:53 am
    "Stupid ad for a stupid site.
    Also insulting to blind people..."

    oh come on!
    it`s not like a blind guys gonna see this!
    i see no harm done.
    :D :D

    d`ya SEE what i did there?
    lol i did it again! :D
  16. Profile photo of The_Garuness
    The_Garuness Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2010 at 10:55 am
    tinyhulk is on fire :P
    plus, this ad is pretty funny.
  17. Profile photo of bored-am-I
    bored-am-I Male 30-39
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    August 3, 2010 at 11:01 am
    Thin plot.
  18. Profile photo of GRadde
    GRadde Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2010 at 11:02 am
    >davisboy
    This ain`t no pmarren comment, but it`s a reminiscent howl of laughter from remembering that ad from me. Hope that`ll suffice in the meantime. ^^
  19. Profile photo of HunterKiller
    HunterKiller Male 18-29
    363 posts
    August 3, 2010 at 11:13 am
    wheres the controversy?
  20. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 3, 2010 at 11:16 am
    brilliant!

    I love cats. when you throw them they stick to things!
  21. Profile photo of hateonyou
    hateonyou Female 18-29
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    August 3, 2010 at 11:24 am
    how is a game where you cover your eyes and try to play by sound offensive to blind people? wtf. is me scratching my ass offensive to people with no arms?
  22. Profile photo of aseirinn
    aseirinn Male 70 & Over
    877 posts
    August 3, 2010 at 11:25 am
    funny as f u c k
  23. Profile photo of TopperHey
    TopperHey Male 18-29
    1930 posts
    August 3, 2010 at 11:38 am
    Just to explain: the "controversy" was with the cat getting kicked. And by "controversy" it just means that certain animal-people made a noise about it in the way that they do, and there wasn`t enough else happening to keep it out of the news.
  24. Profile photo of donthaveone
    donthaveone Male 30-39
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    August 3, 2010 at 11:40 am
    I think I saw pmarron over by that gate.
  25. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    August 3, 2010 at 11:42 am
    And I thought the game was long already.
  26. Profile photo of Golkar
    Golkar Male 18-29
    391 posts
    August 3, 2010 at 11:43 am
    Okay, seriously. I am a huuuuge animal lover, and I thought this commercial was friggin` hilarious. HE DIDN`T REALLY KICK THE CAT. Seriously, anyone who`s bothered by this is either mentally retarded, or probably thinks Lord of the Rings actually happened. Wait, aren`t those the same thing...?
  27. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    August 3, 2010 at 11:45 am
    give someone a reason people will winge!
  28. Profile photo of Golkar
    Golkar Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2010 at 11:46 am
    Oh, and to 5Cats: If this site is so dumb, then why do you have over 1900 posts on it`s pages? Fail.
  29. Profile photo of jg0nz
    jg0nz Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2010 at 11:52 am
    It`s not like it was real. Plus I`m sure everyone knows kicking a cat is bad.
  30. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
    3844 posts
    August 3, 2010 at 12:00 pm
    Here is the deal: This commercial was made with the full endorsement of the English Blind Football Association, who were very pleased to increase awareness of the Blind Football Championships, hosted by England. These guys have some serious skills, too, as shown here

    But the BBC gets 1000 complaints a day, presumably none of those are from blind people who have never seen the ad. My friend who works with the president of Deaf Soccer USA says that it is another case of people without disabilities trying to determine what is best for people who do, rather than letting the people with disabilities (the England Blind FA) decide for themselves.

    Read his blog post
  31. Profile photo of jayme21
    jayme21 Male 18-29
    585 posts
    August 3, 2010 at 12:07 pm
    Problem in uk is political correctness gone mad. People assume it will offend without actually asking people. Like the Tango advert with the Old women being tango`s when got loads of complaints, when they actually spoke to a interest group for OAP`s they thought it was hilarious and good that and old women was getting hired for acting.

    Plus Paddy rocks! They`ve made me a fair bit of money over the years with extra place and money backs :)
  32. Profile photo of SLC77
    SLC77 Male 13-17
    570 posts
    August 3, 2010 at 12:08 pm
    @golkar He might have meant the site it was advertising..
  33. Profile photo of NoArms5534
    NoArms5534 Male 18-29
    196 posts
    August 3, 2010 at 12:30 pm
    That is hilarious. Keep on keeping on, you crazy Brits.
  34. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2010 at 12:58 pm
    Geez poor cat!
    At least it`s okay now so.

    LOL!
  35. Profile photo of -LuckyDucky-
    -LuckyDucky- Male 18-29
    141 posts
    August 3, 2010 at 1:10 pm
    Controversial? Pfff, like it hasn`t happened before.
  36. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
    4290 posts
    August 3, 2010 at 1:12 pm
    Funny, I don`t remember any controversy over here.
  37. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
    3844 posts
    August 3, 2010 at 1:17 pm
    insulting to blind people
    how is a game where you cover your eyes and try to play by sound offensive to blind people?

    That`s the point: it is not offensive to blind people because the commercial was their own idea (England Blind FA), and these people in the commercial are not actors, they really are the England Blind Football Association. They are REAL Blind Footballers. And they are good at it!
  38. Profile photo of travis35911
    travis35911 Male 13-17
    225 posts
    August 3, 2010 at 1:49 pm
    Lmao! When I heard the cat`s bell, I knew something was gonna happen xD
  39. Profile photo of zoltrix_the
    zoltrix_the Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2010 at 2:54 pm
    Nobody`s offended except fur-lovers.
  40. Profile photo of ElDavo
    ElDavo Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2010 at 2:57 pm
    Nah, it`s not controversial. They showed at the end the cat was okay, so I believe "No harm, no foul" applies here.
  41. Profile photo of DavidXJ
    DavidXJ Male 30-39
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    August 3, 2010 at 3:20 pm
    That`s really funny... and if you`re offended you need to lighten up. It`s only funny because it would be horrible if it were real.
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    inversegrav Male 30-39
    770 posts
    August 3, 2010 at 3:33 pm
    When I was in college (feels like a century ago) There were a few things we did with the support of the local blind assoc. chapeters like blindfolded batting practice, and blindfolded dinners, to give people that can see a little feel of what being blind is like.

    I always wondered: How would you describe color to someone who was born blind?
  43. Profile photo of Ogen
    Ogen Male 18-29
    441 posts
    August 3, 2010 at 3:52 pm
    Awesome!
  44. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2010 at 4:48 pm
    Something like that can happen!
  45. Profile photo of jtjwsnake
    jtjwsnake Male 18-29
    124 posts
    August 3, 2010 at 5:09 pm
    you know, i would actually get very involved with this sport were it real. it would be quite the challenge, having to play soccer by sound. not really something that could go major league, though. imagine listening for that bell over a crowd!
  46. Profile photo of j_alegarbes
    j_alegarbes Male 18-29
    49 posts
    August 3, 2010 at 5:43 pm
    Peta doesn`t like it when I choke my chicken.
  47. Profile photo of ShaggydogJV
    ShaggydogJV Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2010 at 5:46 pm
    I`ve always wondered, how does a blind man know when he is done wiping his ass?
  48. Profile photo of B3N0C1D3
    B3N0C1D3 Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2010 at 5:50 pm
    lol Soccer.
  49. Profile photo of flingspoo
    flingspoo Female 18-29
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    August 3, 2010 at 7:01 pm
    Lol that`s great! Some friends and I were playing in Ghana (we got stomped X-( ), but in the process, we kicked a chicken that was wandering around on the field.
  50. Profile photo of Seastone
    Seastone Female 18-29
    612 posts
    August 3, 2010 at 9:32 pm
    That`d actually make a good sport for the blind if there was any way for them to tell where the goal boxes were. They`d be able to get some exercise in a safe environment where they aren`t "different." They`d be better than sighted people with eye masks at it, too.
  51. Profile photo of ROK9
    ROK9 Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2010 at 9:45 pm
    nice
  52. Profile photo of som-tam
    som-tam Male 18-29
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    August 4, 2010 at 7:37 am
    @Seastone erm... it is actually a real sport. the eye patches are because of different levels of blindness.
  53. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
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    August 4, 2010 at 9:11 am
    The only controversy I could see here is from some PETA type organization for kicking the cat. And the cat wasn`t even harmed, as seen in the end...

    Other than that, seems fine to me. It`s not like it`s screaming "HA HA, YOU`RE BLIND! THAT`S FUNNY!"

    Besides, has anyone actually had a blind person watch... Oh, wait... *cough*
  54. Profile photo of donjobs
    donjobs Male 18-29
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    August 4, 2010 at 12:33 pm
    i sharted
  55. Profile photo of MarzyMraz
    MarzyMraz Female 13-17
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    August 4, 2010 at 2:11 pm
    Ah lads :P
  56. Profile photo of audiosncracy
    audiosncracy Male 18-29
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    August 4, 2010 at 2:13 pm
    That looks like so much fun!!
  57. Profile photo of mvangild
    mvangild Male 30-39
    527 posts
    August 4, 2010 at 6:32 pm
    Well, the commercial is funny. Only really uptight nitwits would get their panties in a bunch over this ad. The only thing I don`t get is what this Paddy Power does. It`s not explained well in the commercial. By that standard, I can`t call it a good ad. Just funny.
  58. Profile photo of VascoV
    VascoV Male 30-39
    56 posts
    August 7, 2010 at 11:21 pm
    my team could do with some blind players to replace some of the useless wasters they currently line up

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