It’s North London Derby week around these parts, and there’s definitely much more entertaining, fun content coming from us before this Saturday. However, the first thing we’ll be discussing is Dele Alli’s privacy being maliciously hacked from, presumably, a deranged, criminal Liverpool supporter following the fallout of yesterday’s bananapants 2-2 draw at Anfield.
No matter what you think about Dele Alli being a cheat, a diver, a fraud, or worse, nothing he’s ever done on the pitch deserves getting his iCloud hacked, stolen, and broadcasted to the world at the expense of his character. The video and still-shots from it were published to embarrass and dehumanize him in a way that 99.9% of the world generally doesn’t have to worry about. This sort of hack and publication of private videos and photos has notably occurred in the past to female celebrities, and each and every single time that’s happened it was denounced by the masses and then requested to others not to stand in complicity of the crime by sharing the stolen documents on social media.
Which is what we’re asking of Arsenal supporters this week and in the future: please do not post the video or photos from the video. By doing so you are encouraging this behavior to continue in the future. The precedence this sets one we all would be for the worse to see unfold in the future. Only the sick and demented care about their clubs to the point they think damaging an opposing player’s personal reputation is acceptable. That is extremely anti-social and, as I said earlier, criminal.
Have fun with the rivalry this week. Talk all the shit your heart and brain desires. But please, do not perpetrate an unlawful invasion of privacy by including today’s hack in your discussions and banter. This is behavior and content that people like Piers Morgan have and would capitalize on. Be better than that.