British football fans not supporting the Poppy Appeal

#1
This is a quote that I thought might be of interest on this forum.
There is also a planned protest this weekend by Celtic fans against the Imperialist simbol that is the Poppy!
From todays Express.

THERE IS NO POPPY DAY FOR BRITISH ARMY VICTIMS

It's insensitive of the SPL teams to wear poppies on their strips for this weekends matches
As a Celtic fan of Irish descent I find it offensive. The British Army brutilised the Irish during the Troubles. Will there be a day for victims of the British Army

Brenda McKillop
Glasgow.
 
#2
2hammers said:
This is a quote that I thought might be of interest on this forum.
There is also a planned protest this weekend by Celtic fans against the Imperialist simbol that is the Poppy!

From todays Express.
THERE IS NO POPPY DAY FOR BRITISH ARMY VICTIMS

It's insensitive of the SPL teams to wear poppies on their strips for this weekends matches
As a Celtic fan of Irish descent I find it offensive. The British Army brutilised the Irish during the Troubles. Will there be a day for victims of the British Army

Brenda McKillop
Glasgow.
Is this more what you meant 2hammers?
 
#4
There was noise about celtic doing the same as what rangers done but not letting the soldiers wear uniform! Dont know what happened to that idea though
 
#5
Celtic have invited 20 squaddies to celtic park this weekend, they can go on the park but are not allowed to wear uniform for fear of offending the Celtic fans !!!
 
#6
2hammers said:
This is a quote that I thought might be of interest on this forum.
There is also a planned protest this weekend by Celtic fans against the Imperialist simbol that is the Poppy!
From todays Express.

THERE IS NO POPPY DAY FOR BRITISH ARMY VICTIMS

It's insensitive of the SPL teams to wear poppies on their strips for this weekends matches
As a Celtic fan of Irish descent I find it offensive. The British Army brutilised the Irish during the Troubles. Will there be a day for victims of the British Army

Brenda McKillop
Glasgow.
Who cares? Bunch of fenian cnuts that have never wore the poppy anyway, even though they are too stupid to realise that statistically at least one of their relatives was killed in the Great War/WW2 fighting tyranny on the side of the British

Fcuk em. I personally will remember their fallen, even though they are too fcuking stupid to do so.
 
#7
Aunty Stella said:
2hammers said:
This is a quote that I thought might be of interest on this forum.
There is also a planned protest this weekend by Celtic fans against the Imperialist simbol that is the Poppy!
From todays Express.

THERE IS NO POPPY DAY FOR BRITISH ARMY VICTIMS

It's insensitive of the SPL teams to wear poppies on their strips for this weekends matches
As a Celtic fan of Irish descent I find it offensive. The British Army brutilised the Irish during the Troubles. Will there be a day for victims of the British Army

Brenda McKillop
Glasgow.
Who cares? Bunch of fenian cnuts that have never wore the poppy anyway, even though they are too stupid to realise that statistically at least one of their relatives was killed in the Great War/WW2 fighting tyranny on the side of the British

Fcuk em. I personally will remember their fallen, even though they are too fcuking stupid to do so.
agreed. I'm of Irish decent and a 'fenian', but i certainly don't find it offensive. If anything, I find it insulting that there are mongs out there that think like that. they're too quick in remembering what happend in N.I. and even quicker in forgetting what happend before. At least the Gers were proud to have our troops on the pitch WITH uniform. Fcuk religion when it comes to honouring our fallen in the past, present and sadly those in the future.
 
#9
Happen, I knock off a wee fenian. Was at her house t'other evening and did notice the poppy on the mantlepiece.

"For Granda", she said. "Can't wear it though, they'd do my windows"

Did I mention she's gorgeous?
 
#10
Well said MUGGLE glad to see at least one of "you's" has sense
 
#13
I will willingly pass a memorial tear for the German dead of both World Wars, but I wouldn't p iss on the burning graves of the IRA scum that died in their 'cause'. Cowardly scum to the last!




Inky
 
#14
inkerman7492 said:
I will willingly pass a memorial tear for the German dead of both World Wars, but I wouldn't p iss on the burning graves of the IRA scum that died in their 'cause'. Cowardly scum to the last!




Inky
wouldn't spit either!
 
#16
whats a ferry timetable got to do with fans not wearing a poppy??? :?
 
#18
Muggle said:
whats a ferry timetable got to do with fans not wearing a poppy??? :?
Hi Muggle,

It's about Brenda McKillop being an unfortunate child who is confused about her heritage - of Irish descent and having difficulty coming to terms with her "Britishness". To be British and have such feelings about Remembrance Sunday is just plain wrong. To disagree about how the Army is used both today and in the past is fine: But to protest against the memory of the fallen - No.
As an Irishman who made the decision to cross the water and join the colours I have little truck with such people. As for the remainder of the fans it is saddening and disappointing to see them turn an act of remembrance into a seedy little political protest.
 
#19
footpad6 said:
Muggle said:
whats a ferry timetable got to do with fans not wearing a poppy??? :?
Hi Muggle,

It's about Brenda McKillop being an unfortunate child who is confused about her heritage - of Irish descent and having difficulty coming to terms with her "Britishness". To be British and have such feelings about Remembrance Sunday is just plain wrong. To disagree about how the Army is used both today and in the past is fine: But to protest against the memory of the fallen - No.
As an Irishman who made the decision to cross the water and join the colours I have little truck with such people. As for the remainder of the fans it is saddening and disappointing to see them turn an act of remembrance into a seedy little political protest.
sorry for my dimness

couldn't have put it any better footpad6
 
#20
im from 100% irish catholic stock , and the first generation to have been born in england, yet i had a grandfather and great grandfather who both fought as volentures in WW1 & WW2.

my son's served 3 tours overseas as well in sandy places.

poppies were always very visible in our family while i was growing up, and in the mainly ex-pat catholic irish commumity i was brought up in.

the religious bigotry in scotland and n/irland makes a lot of people forget what sacrifices our forfarthers have made.
 

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