Arsenal fans are raging at the latest news which reports that Stan Kroenke is launching a channel dedicated to the trophy hunting of animals.
The Gunners have been growing more frustrated with the ideology of Kroenke in recent years, with many growing frustrated with his attitude to spending, and some very frustrated with his persistence to stick with Arsene Wenger, but the latest reports have increased anger tenfold.
The American business owner has now opened a new channel dedicated to the hunting and killing of animals, albeit so called ‘legal hunting’, and many Arsenal fans, and non-fans alike, are completely disgusted by the promotion of killing and hunting.
Prime ministerial candidate and hardened Arsenal fan Jeremy Corbyn was one of those to speak out on the subject, slamming the owner and his channel.
“I’m appalled at the glorification of killing wild and rare animals on this TV channel.
“As an Arsenal fan I’m disgusted that Stan Kroenke is involved in such a brutal, unethical and unnecessary activity,” Corbyn said.
“This is not sport. Kroenke should stick to football if he wants to be involved sport. ‘Blood sport’ is a contradiction and there should be no place on television or anywhere else for it.”
A spokesperson for the channel has already moved to defend it’s activities, with Simon Barr insisting: ‘MOTV will present ethical, fair chase hunting and as long as it’s legal it will be on there. If you like hunting elephants, there will be legal elephant hunts, ethical elephant hunts, shown in that context.’
If we needed more reason to protest his stay at the club than we certainly have one now, with many not wanting to fund this disgusting channel, or be in any way a part of it.
Is Kroenke’s actions the last straw?