He’s young, he’s black, and he’s doing quite well for himself so that must mean it’s time for another S*n takedown piece.

Arsenal's English midfielder Joe Willock celebrates scoring his and Arsenal's second goal during the English FA Cup third round football match between Blackpool and Arsenal at Bloomfield Road in Blackpool, north west England on January 5, 2019. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)
Arsenal’s English midfielder Joe Willock celebrates scoring his and Arsenal’s second goal during the English FA Cup third round football match between Blackpool and Arsenal at Bloomfield Road in Blackpool, north west England on January 5, 2019. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)

I don’t know why the S*n think it is in the public interest to run a story about Joe Willock and who he has sex with. That it is the same woman who was once involved with another black player the press love to slate – Ashley Cole – simply adds fuel to their racist fire.

Joe Willock has enjoyed a breakthrough season at Arsenal under Unai Emery. That’s all it takes for those employed by the S*n to get their racist hackles up. They can’t be having young black men doing well with no consequences, wherever would that end up?

Thankfully, the 19-year-old had sex with someone so they can now brand him a BAD BOY:

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The S*n

“Pundits reckon he is a potential England player — but off the pitch he is developing a bad-boy image,” they write with absolutely zero evidence beyond the nonsense they have printed.

They’ve also interviewed the model who threw in loads of digs about Willock, calling him ‘immature’, ‘boring’ and describing the sex as ‘really weird’ and something she ‘didn’t enjoy’. The S*n then mention that Willock describes himself as a ‘Child of God’ as if he should have been in church instead.

There is zero public interest in this story. Even the stuff about ‘hippy crack’ is just nonsense. For a start, it’s not ‘crack’ its laughing gas, you know, the stuff that’s so safe they give it to you at the dentist.

‘Hippie crack’ is not illegal and it’s not crack

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via The S*n

Sticking the word ‘crack’ on the end of the street name for nitrous oxide is a simple way of making something not very exciting seem like it could be about to cause an epidemic.

In fact, it’s insulting to compare the two when you consider the devastation actual crack unleashes upon individuals.

Nitrous oxide is nothing more than laughing gas that you get at the dentist, designed to relax and produce the giggles.

It is no more illegal than alcohol and, many would argue, significantly less damaging to both the person taking it and society as a whole.

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