The PR Guru

December 10, 2010

Manchester United player Patrice Evra puts his foot in it, labelling Arsenal a training ground, whilst Westboro Baptist Church gets heavily shunned for picketing Elizabeth Edwards’ funeral

Manchester United full-back Patrice Evra has claimed that Arsenal’s lack of trophies means it is no more than a training ground.

He sure knows how to start a riot….

The two sides will play at Old Trafford on Monday, with Arsenal having not won any significant honour since the FA Cup in 2005 when they beat United on penalties.

That particular game was 0-0 after 120 minutes of play, and the penalties saw Patrick Vieira score the winning goal – in what was to be his last kick of the ball.

Arsene Wenger’s men are yet to win some silverware, prompting the Frenchman to add more emphasis on the League Cup this term.

Ahead of the Premier League game between the two sides, Evra told French TV channel Canal+: “The Red Devils will enjoy playing against an attacking team, as teams have been known in the past to set out to earn a point against them.

However, Evra insisted that United still remain a better side than their opponents as they are not only good at playing positive football, but can also employ a physical style of play when necessary.

In other news, members of the Westboro Baptist Church, known for its radical stance against homosexuality and the war in Iraq, said it will picket Elizabeth Edwards’ funeral in North Carolina.

Edwards, the estranged wife of Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, died on Tuesday after battling breast cancer.

According to the Church’s press release, members of the Kansas-based congregation are planning to gather at 12:15pm to rally against Edwards for issues relating to her personal life deemed offensive by the church.

The Church is already monitored by anti-hate groups such as the Anti-Defamation league and the Southern Poverty Law Center because it is known for its extremist opposition against homosexuals, Jews and other groups.

Westboro members often hold protests against the war in Iraq, many at funerals held for U.S. service members.

He describes himself as an old-time gospel preacher who says, “You can’t preach the Bible without preaching the hatred of God.”

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