In response to Stan Collymore’s tweet, Falkland’s veteran and author Ken Lukowiak has some positive news for Stan.
This afternoon I’m looking at my Facebook page, when up pops a post containing a screen shot of a tweet you made. It was about the Falklands and you said:
‘Falklands? Wasn’t anyone’s. We just theived (sic) it, as we do. What glory, what triumph. A fucking island with sheep. Rule Britannia’.
I was just about to rip into you with my bayonet type wit, when I think ‘Hang on a minute here handsome. What if it’s fake?’ And to be honest, as tweets go, it was so insensitive and so ignorant, that it could well be faked. So I checked. And it’s not fake. You actually wrote those words.
So, immediately I think: ‘Is he fucking stupid or what?’ But then I remembered the tabloid headlines and the confessions of dogging, not to mention the time you decided to get all big boy with some international rugby players. And yes, of course, you are stupid Stan. You know that. I know that. Everybody knows that.
So Stan, really, I have to ask: do you have any friends? Is there not someone in your life, that can look over your shoulder and say: ‘Stan, you don’t want to be tweeting crap like that bro’.
And why? Because when you do, and this is from a purely selfish point of view, for you Stan, all you’re really achieving is the bringing up of your past. Almost every comment in response to your tweet made reference to either your physical assault of Ulrika Johnson or your fondness for the sport of layby sex (woof, woof!)
I was going to try and explain a few things about the Falklands. Give you a few facts. A few figures. But what would be the point? But I do have to share one figure with you. One cold hard fact: 255. That’s the number of your countrymen who, in 1982, lost their lives on The Falklands. And what your tweet brings up, from a purely unselfish point of view, is thoughts of them. Though what do you care – hey Stan. They’re only dead British servicemen.
But wait: It’s not all bad news from the Military Facebook pages. There is something that should give you a bit of cheer. In amongst all the comments, and as I’m sure even you can imagine, they’re all none too flattering, I haven’t found one word that makes reference to your skin colour. I see that when you’ve been stupid on your twitter before and people ripped into you, you managed to spin it into an issue of race. Well not this time. This time it’s only about the memory of the 255 heroes who lost their lives during the Falklands war. Nothing else.
You’ve done a very stupid thing Stan. But I guess, by now, you know that already.
Anyway, must dash, I feel a need to watch ‘Basic Instinct 2’ again. I love the scene that you’re in. Don’t know why. Maybe it’s Sharon Stone’s lack of knickers?
P.S. Oh, hold on, hold on, hold on. I’ve had a thought. Maybe you’re a lot smarter than we think Stan. Maybe it was a cunning plan all along? I’ll tell you what, if I find out that you’ve landed a job on Argentine TV doing commentary for the World Cup ……..