- May 24, 2007
Possibly.But isn't the point that in some instances the prejudice/bias against LFC/Liverpool has become ingrained through years/decades of unconscious conditioning, particularly through the media.
There's no need for it to be calculated, the exercise of bias is inherent.
It might be that when the ref decides Kompany slaloming into Salah’s knee at full speed, with his studs up and both feet off the ground isn’t a red, he’s unconsciously allowing thirty years of media drip drip about liverpool’s economic ‘self pity’ to influence his decision.
Equally he could be reluctant to ‘spoil’ a showcase televised game and expose himself to criticism. Or he could be remembering he lives in greater Manchester and doesn’t want his car keying. Or he could just be shit at his job.