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An exciting development in the Dons support. A new insult has descended from the clouds on a granite slab, left at the top of South Anderson Drive to be dished out to any non believer on social media.

‘Pantspisher’ is the new insult du jour. Etched in uppercase with three exclamation marks and the laughing at my own ‘joke’ emoji that is the mark of someone to avoid at all costs. 😂😂😂 that one.

If you haven’t seen it, it’s dished out to anyone questioning Glass, or any decision by Glass, or being unhappy about a loss, the current team, or heaven forbid ‘Mr Transparency’ the Chairman.

Interestingly ‘pantspisher’ is the diametric opposite of ‘happy clapper’ which was the insult that was directed by those ‘who knew about football’ at those who ‘know nothing about football’ who were backing the last manager. According to an official AFC sociologist (me) this first appeared about 3-4 years ago. 

My deep sociological study has made an interesting discovery on the people who direct ‘Pantspishers’ and those who directed ‘Happy Clapper’ at their fellow supporters. In a niche cultural reference too far, in the words of Pam Beesly in a meme you wouldn’t get ‘they’re the same people’.

Other insults directed at fellow supporters for having a fraction of a difference of opinion on anything includes the thermonuclear ’so called supporter’ and the equally thermonuclear ‘you know nothing about football’. The latter being the fail safe end game, ironically, of the person who knows nothing about debating a point.

Oh but the Aberdeen support have far more than that for self flagellation, the self declared ‘Worst supporters in the world’. ‘Always moaning, always negative’, ‘always doom and gloom’. When it comes to attacking each other, when it comes to inverted snobbery, the Aberdeen support is truly in a class of its own.

I’m going to blow your f*cking minds! Go onto any Barcelona supporters thread, and have a read. You want to see negativity, you want to see doom and gloom, you want to see ‘the worst supporters in the world’, they have won about a million trophies in the last 10 years alone, had arguably the greatest team ever in that time, arguably the greatest ever player for the last 15 years, and will probably win the Champions League again, inside 5 years.

Listen to them. Because they aren’t going to win EVERY game this season. Look at the empty seats! That’s the worst supporters in the world, and all the supporters of those other dreadful franchise brand teams are equally bad. 

We back a team that hasn’t won the league since the 80s, one cup in God knows, and are probably going to be in this mediocre loop for the rest of our lives.

And we still support the team. We are magnificent. Real football supporters, not glory hunting parasitic football tourists jumping on the back of some billionaire parasite’s long term investment. (Unless one of them is your second team then…) So stop attacking your own supporters. Love the support, love the diversity of opinion, and in turn love yourself. One love. Now more than ever. 

And it’s not about everyone backing the team on everything unquestionably. We are not robots. We are all allowed different opinions. But for the love of God, allow others the space to have those opinions. A lot of people are mentally screwed up post Covid, I know I am, and others have dealt with far worse than me.

Agree to disagree, stop calling your fellow supporters names. Go for the ball, not the man or woman. Stop being such a cunt. (Oh I had to ruin it didn’t I? Almost though. Almost got to the end)