The world isn't always as harmonious as Early Doors likes to believe.
While ED and the other people who inhabit this little cul-de-sac of cyberspace have learned to co-exist in an environment of peace and understanding - a blog-based Utopia, if you will - not everyone else is so lucky.
This was brought home when England striker Emile Heskey was subjected to monkey noises from a section of the crowd during the 4-1 win in Croatia earlier this month when he received a booking for a foul on Niko Kovac, which could just about be heard over other chants deriding a certain British subscription sports broadcaster.
Just 15 days later, FIFA leapt into action. The buffet was left almost unfinished, such was the rush to tell everyone: "Racism has no place in football. FIFA is determined to continue broadcasting this message around the globe and deploying all of the means at its disposal to eliminate this form of discrimination."
They not so much broadcast the message as hammered it home by slamming the Croatia Football Federation with a hefty fine of almost £15,000.
Just to put that into context, that is 60 percent of the £25,000 automatically incurred for a Premier League side picking up seven bookings in one match, three times as much as a manager might get fined for kicking a water bottle, and 0.27 percent of what West Ham paid over the Carlos Tevez affair - essentially a clerical issue.
ED couldn't mount a moral high horse if its life depended on it, but let's not get too carried away with accusing an entire nation for the idiocy of a few of its citizens.
The news has provoked plenty of reaction, not least here, and there are two particular themes that kept continually arising.
The first was the notion that if the roles were reversed and it was England fans abusing another player then they could expect to be kicked out of the competition sharpish.
This is most likely a hangover from the days of English teams' post-Heysel ban from European competition, as alludes to a massive conspiracy against the English. That's not a conspiracy. THIS is a conspiracy.
If that's the case, then surely even FIFA suits would have put the profiteroles down for just a second to act whenever a pocket of English fans causes trouble abroad, and there must have been a good reason for them not acting over chants of "I'd rather be a P**i than a Turk" during England's match against Turkey in 2003.
Another carefully-considered opinion from some of our more learned readers that popped up more than its fair share of times was that - presumably confusing them with Poles, who have a much greater presence in the UK - if Croatians are all such racists then they should get out of Britain. It's an easy mistake to make, of course. You only have to drive through two other countries to get from Zagreb to Warsaw.
Ironically, UEFA are set to have another debate today about the state of Poland and Ukraine's preparation for co-hosting Euro 2012. One of their concerns is that the necessary infrastructure may not be ready in time. Apparently this is because there is a labour shortage in the Polish construction industry. Perhaps they are propping up another nation instead?
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On Thursday, FA chairman Lord Triesman expressed his wishes to root out any institutionalised discrimination at the top of the game, such as at boardroom level.
As well-intentioned as his comments are, this is the same man who also described the FA as "a pretty decent regulatory body", on the same day as it charged Watford boss Aidy Boothroyd for using foul and/or abusive language towards officials following the 'phantom' goal scored by Reading.
Presumably Boothroyd did not express his thoughts with the words "I say, old chap, that goal you awarded looked a tad like a goal kick to me, but I respect your decision, I'm obviously wrong," as per FA guidelines.
Back on to real issues now, and there will be plenty of bad things said when Everton host Liverpool on Saturday.
Liverpool may be riding high and unbeaten in the league, but the remarks of a certain Evertonian will surely sting a bit.
The Toffee said: "I think it will be hard for them [Liverpool] to challenge the top three. They could be third, which would be an improvement for them." Ouch.
And who was that 'True Blue'? Why, Manchester United's Wayne Rooney of course. Talk about two birds with one stone.
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FOREIGN VIEW - It seems FIFA and the FA are not the only football organisations capable is spectacularly mismanaging their disciplinary procedures.
Paraguayan club Olimpia have been given a home ban and fine by CONMEBOL after a riot caused last week's Copa Sudamericana match at home to Chile's Universidad Catolica to be abandoned in the 85th minute when a linesman was carried off on a stretcher after being hit by a missile. The official needed seven stitches in a head wound. The match was repeatedly interrupted as Olimpia supporters hurled stones and plastic bottles on to the field.
Olimpia have been banned from playing at their Manuel Ferreira stadium in the next two continental competitions for which they qualify, and were also fined £27,000 by South America's governing body.
However, the punishment is little more than symbolic as Olimpia will still be able to stage home matches at the nearby Defensores del Chaco stadium, their traditional venue in international competitions. Doh!
TALKING POINT - jeff53ref took yesterday's question to the Nth degree: "Who on Earth will take on this job?" gives the clue. The Newcastle job can only be sucessfully handled by the ex Ruler of Nimbus 111, a desert planet known as the planet of galactic peace, which turned into a cesspool of crime and poverty. One walks amongst us and his name is Pete Burns. Wisey would lap him up.
Today - Paltry fines, late stadiums, senseless attacks of clubs and managers. Are governing bodies capable of doing anything right?
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