Written for The Offside Rule Podcast
On the morning of the Moyes banner stunt, a woman vented her spleen on Twitter.
The anger came from the daughter of former footballer Jeff Astle. Claire was met with some resistance to her words. Why was she choosing this stunt to get angry at, why not referees, goal line technology or players wages?
The response solidified Claire’s point that the column inches devoted to disgruntled fans of one club had far outweighed the publicity her family had received in the same week with an issue that could affect the health of all footballers.