For the bolded quote alone, an article worth checking out:
"Valdano is equally forthright when he accuses Liverpool fans of being complicit in this vandalism of the game. "Football is made up of subjective feeling, of suggestion - and, in that, Anfield is unbeatable," he continued. "Put a shit hanging from a stick in the middle of this passionate, crazy stadium and there are people who will tell you it's a work of art. It's not: it's a shit hanging from a stick."
The Guardian Sportsblog takes up the debate.
*After many years of denial, I'm getting back into R.E.M. Early R.E.M