Kane’s able protest

The Jewish Chronicle - - LIFE -

MAC­CABI Sun­day league foot­baller Kane Hopps has been the talk of soccer pun­dits this week but not be­cause of his on-field ex­ploits with Red­bridge Jewish Care. The ex­as­per­ated Ar­se­nal sup­porter was shown on TV at the week­end, as his club went down to a 3-1 de­feat at Chelsea, hold­ing a ban­ner in the stands with a mes­sage for Ar­se­nal man­ager Arsène Wenger: “Enough is enough, time to go”. When the for­mer Manch­ester United player Gary Neville branded Mr Hopps an “id­iot” on Sky, other foot­ball mavens ral­lied to the fan’s de­fence. Neville had “badly mis­read the mood of huge sec­tions of the Ar­se­nal sup­port,” said the chief foot­ball writer of The Times Henry Win­ter, “and also, ar­ro­gantly, dis­missed the right to protest. It is Hopps’s club, not Neville’s.”

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