Leicester City Helicopter Crash

Gutteridge is one of the better journalists on the Express and Star (my local paper in my youth - if a story was a good 'un, they'd print it in three different places in the paper...). But I now note that in the 'he must be making it up!' Tweets which follow, someone is helpfully suggesting that Alan Shearer was on board the helicopter for some reason... Social media at its [sarcasm]finest [\sarcasm]
He's already backpeddling now saying he's 'been told' which is a little different from FA confirms.
 

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I wanted to say I'm surprised it got off the ground at all with so many people on.

But since they've just this minute confirmed the owner was indeed one of the five dead, it would inappropriate.
 
I don't think any disrespect is intended to the dead, it's merely a reaction at the media circus and the lack of confirmation of the other two (as yet) unnamed fatalities.

If Southgate was, or was not, on the chopper, could it not be confirmed either way?
 
I don't think any disrespect is intended to the dead, it's merely a reaction at the media circus and the lack of confirmation of the other two (as yet) unnamed fatalities.

If Southgate was, or was not, on the chopper, could it not be confirmed either way?
A statement from Leicester police says:

"Five people are believed to have died when a helicopter crashed outside the King Power Stadium yesterday evening (Saturday 27 October).

The five people were on board the helicopter when the incident happened. While formal identification has not yet taken place, they are believed to be Leicester City Football Club chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, two members of his staff, Nursara Suknamai and Kaveporn Punpare, pilot Eric Swaffer and passenger Izabela Roza Lechowicz."
 
Fair enough. He's retweeted to watch MOTD later, but hasn't bothered to tweet something about Leicester no matter how benign. Heartless bastard!
Maybe he's a normal person and doesnt think Twitter is that important.
 
Important enought to tweet about him being on MOTD though?
Yeah, thats not exactly important is it?
Some people treat social media like it isnt their entire life.
 
Oh come on!

Have you looked at his twitter feed? He posts stuff most days or several times a day, has made over 4000 tweets and has over 700,000 followers.
And? Is it really serious stuff?

Are you going to be outraged in a couple of weeks if everyone in the country doesnt put something about Remembrance in Twitter?

Twitter is just another social media site that means **** all.
 
Twitter is just another social media site that means **** all.
Means **** all to whom? Not my generation, nor probably yours, but it means quite a bit to the younger generations.

If a politician, sportsman, actor, journalist, serviceman, broadcaster or pretty much anyone in the public eye tweets something offensive, eg "Who care about XYZs?", where XYZ represents any social, national, sexually oriented, or ethnic group, they are well and truly in the shit, to the point that they will probably lose their position.

Not saying it's right, by any stretch (or wrong for that matter), but "means **** all" is a bit of a blinkered view.
 

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