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Response of Amazon and Manchester United to the Protest of ‘Pedophile Chant’

How would that be if Arsenal fans sing a chant about Fergie’s indecent assault on a woman back in 2002 (Now who cares it was a true story. The disgusting chant about our manager is also not!) and distribute it on their own blogs/websites. If someone could do that, I will pay you and sell it for free here on ‘God is a Gooner’.

(Err… not exacatly. Don’t do that. We are the Arsenal and we talk through our Football.)

I don’t think we can do much about Amazon selling the ‘Pedophile Chant’ (amongst other chants) besides protest against it on our blogs/sites/twitter/facebook or write to amazon. Amazon is within their rights and that’s their business. But the sale of this chant would result in more chanting at stadiums and such sick reactions of anti-arsene group will be more frequent as more people will come to know about it.

In a latest event, one of the protesting gooners reached out to Amazon and he got the following response:

Dear Customer

Thank you for writing to Amazon.co.uk with your concerns about one of the titles we list in our catalogue.

This is an issue we take very seriously and we wanted to share with you our goals with respect to our catalogue.

Our goal is to support freedom of expression and to provide customers with the broadest selection possible so they can find, discover and buy any title they might be seeking. That selection may include titles, which some people, may find distasteful or otherwise ionable.

Amazon.co.uk believes it is censorship not to offer for sale certain titles with repugnant or distasteful content, and we would be rightly criticised if we did so. As a result, we will continue to make controversial works available in the UK and everywhere else, except where they are prohibited by law.

Furthermore, because we strongly believe that the appropriate response to distasteful or repugnant speech is not censorship, but more speech, we will continue to allow readers, authors, and publishers to express their views freely about the books and other products we offer on our website. It is important to note that we do not endorse any opinions expressed by individual authors, musical artists, or filmmakers.

We value all feedback from our customers, and I thank you again for taking the time to send us your comments about this issue.

We hope you will allow us to continue to serve you.

Warmest regards

Ram K.
We’re Building Earth’s Most Customer-Centric Company

Update: Amazon.co.uk have taken off the Wenger chant but Amazon.com is still selling it. Did the clud take an action against it? Its a news to be confirmed.

And in news from Old Trafford, Manchester United have branded a section of their fans ‘disgusting’ for their continued verbal abuse in a released statement. Their Director of communications, Philip Townsend, said,

“We have gone on the record about this disgusting chant. We don’t condone it and have appealed to fans several times – through supporters’ groups, the programme and MUTV, but to no avail. There are many chants that fans find objectionable, and this is one to which all decent fans should object.”

We are surely going to hear more official news about it in coming days.

Adios till tomorrow. The tomorrow with no football. The tomorrow with no life.

God is a Gooner. Cheers!

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