Scot Dieke refuses to sing National Anthem

#6
Registers on the give-a-fuck-o-meter about as much as Big Brother to be honest.

However despite usual Daily Mail sensationalist terminology, if this really does bring about feelings of "rage", "anger" & "huge offence" then good stuff, the thought of people actually apoplectic with incandescent fury while reading about this shit gives me a warm fuzzy feeling.
 
#9
When was it made compulsary to sing it?
Not sure thats the point.

Personally I think its odd that some people want the chance for Olympic glory enough to overide their apparent dislike of the United Kingdom.

There are no teams for Scotland, England, Wales or Northern Ireland. There is a British team. Why compete for Britain under the British flag if the concept of being British offends you?
 
#10
I thought "God Save The Queen" was a British tune and not specifically English as such?
Hence why various other England Teams sing different songs when competing in the Commonwealth games or Cricket. Is this just a case of Individuals refusing to sing the song because its become most associated in sport with the England Footie side?
 
#11
Not sure thats the point.

Personally I think its odd that some people want the chance for Olympic glory enough to overide their apparent dislike of the United Kingdom.

There are no teams for Scotland, England, Wales or Northern Ireland. There is a British team. Why compete for Britain under the British flag if the concept of being British offends you?
It doesn't offend me at all. How many other team members from the other team were not singing their National Anthem, I noticed a few, or is it that just because they are NOT British that doesn't matter.
 
#12
Wiki says;
Ifeoma Dieke (born 25 February 1981) is an American–born, Scottish football defender, currently playing for Vittsjö GIK of the Swedish Damallsvenskan. She is a member of the Scotland women's national football team. Dieke was born in Amherst, Massachusetts to Nigerian parents. She moved to Cumbernauld in Scotland when she was three years old.[1]

I'd have thought she(?) would be American? Probably not good enough for their team.
 
#13
Wiki says;
Ifeoma Dieke (born 25 February 1981) is an American–born, Scottish football defender, currently playing for Vittsjö GIK of the Swedish Damallsvenskan. She is a member of the Scotland women's national football team. Dieke was born in Amherst, Massachusetts to Nigerian parents. She moved to Cumbernauld in Scotland when she was three years old.[1]

I'd have thought she(?) would be American? Probably not good enough for their team.

From the Whale

She qualified to play for the USA, the gold medal favourites, but rejected their overtures eight years ago in favour of the country where she was brought up.
 
#16
Not sure thats the point.

Personally I think its odd that some people want the chance for Olympic glory enough to overide their apparent dislike of the United Kingdom.

There are no teams for Scotland, England, Wales or Northern Ireland. There is a British team. Why compete for Britain under the British flag if the concept of being British offends you?
Well, one trusts the the British Olympic Committee will spare them future offence by not selecting them next time.
 
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#17
Usual suspects biting the hand and all that. Nothing new in this trendy gesture and Dieke's not the first or the last. Reporting it just gives them weight. Will they be turning down the perks, ummmm maybe not.
 
#18
FFS, you get sportsmen and women that don’t sing the anthems al the time at World Championships, World Cups, European Cups etc etc etc. It’s a crap song for sportsmen and women to sing anyway. If you really care about this sort of pap then you clearly have no real interest in sport and are a massive walt.
 
#19
Well, one trusts the the British Olympic Committee will spare them future offence by not selecting them next time.
If that were to happen you'd have even less medals than we're going to get this time.

Get over it - it's not important.
 
#20
I thought "God Save The Queen" was a British tune and not specifically English as such?
Hence why various other England Teams sing different songs when competing in the Commonwealth games or Cricket. Is this just a case of Individuals refusing to sing the song because its become most associated in sport with the England Footie side?
There was a semi-official (I think) verse added around 1745 which might offend the Jockistanis:
Lord, grant that Marshal Wade,May by thy mighty aid,Victory bring.May he sedition hush,and like a torrent rush,Rebellious Scots to crush,God save the King.
 

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