(Shaun here with a new post.)
World Soccer Daily has announced today that it is their last show. For those unfamiliar with World Soccer Daily, it is (or was) a daily radio show out of Redondo Beach, CA that made itself available through terrestrial radio, Sirius Radio, and podcasts and arguably was the most listened to show on soccer in the US.
Without getting into the longer version of the story, the show’s host Steven Cohen, made some ill-advised comments (though completely entitled through freedom of speech) about the Hillsborough disaster. A group of single mindedly frightening people have gone about destroying their show by contacting their sponsors and now even threatening their families.
Its despicable. WSD has been instrumental in bringing the game to more prominence in this country and Steven and his fellow co-hosts should be applauded for all their efforts. I don’t agree personally with everything he says but that is my right as much as it is his to broadcast what he believes.
I’m a huge Liverpool fan and have been since 1980, but i’m embarrassed that people who dare call themselves supporters of the club I love would resort to such hatred and classlessness. Causes that exhibit such vitriol against other people in the name of something greater often leads to frightening consequences.
They have achieved nothing other than denting the growth of football in this country. The people of the US will no longer be able to hear legendary overseas pundits like Robbie Earle, Tim Vikery or hear directly from managers and chairmans of clubs like Burnley and Hull City. WSD had respect and and as a result phenomenal access.
Shame on those who helped do them in. You guys who are responsible for this or who support them, are idiots of the highest order and CERTAINLY are not Liverpool fans, I decry.
I hope they do come back on the air, sadly I don’t think they will.