Last night, after the game finished, I went to the forum to read what people would be saying.
I felt that we had something to celebrate and was looking forward to some of the "hoorah" posts and more specifically I was interested to read what ppl like Peck and UB were saying, after they cam back from the game.
In the first 3 threads I was reading I saw comments from one poster harping on JO, remotely related to the result of last night's game.
The 3rd thread was one he started himself, in which he went on another rant about how bad JO is.
To me this was the famous straw.
However I reacted disproportionally and attacked the posted personally, something out of character for me, but I still did.
I am sorry for doing this.
I should have taken the high road and put this poster on my ignore list instead of doing what I did.
I was so upset however with his post that I posted what I said and left the forum.
As of the moment I am typing this I have not yet been back.
Though I should never have posted what I did, at the very least not in the wording used, I must say that the outright negativity in posts is getting to me in an uncanny way.
At the moment I am only looking for posts by a select view to read, and reading 5 threads in a 24 hour period seems a lot.
I like talking about the team, discussing all matters concerning this, and I am a firm believer in free speech. Yes you can be critical of the team you support, in fact at times perhaps you should be, however being critical and continuously hate or spiteful of one or more players are totally different matters.
Even in his "trade all 15 players" post Jay was never disrespectful to any player in particular, nor were other posters.
The "Tinsley sux", "JO is a ******", "may Artest get injured" and "Player X is an a**hole" outcries are frequent and irritating.
I suppose this was the wrong thread at the wrong moment in the wrong place and to top it of, I reacted wrong.
Should Hicks want to send me on a holiday, I would accept such, had I stayed, I would probably have removed my remarks after "cooling down".
I do not have and do not seek "special privileges" here, but I do say that this was "out of character" for me, and as such I hope that is taken into consideration.
Once more, I am sorry.