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My latest, on Fifa and poppies. - Wemyss's Appalling Hobby:
From the Party Guilty of Committing 'Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn'
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My latest, on Fifa and poppies.
My latest w/r/t poppies, remembrance, & Fifa: ‘The dreams of raging sheep’: http://tinyurl.com/bqq9w9f

'Raging sheep dream of turning the tables, not only upon the wolf, but upon the sheepdog. Men who are cowards by nature simply cannot bear to be reminded that valour exists, and is honoured and remembered.'


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blamebrampton From: blamebrampton Date: November 9th, 2011 03:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like to imagine that, come the game, every single supporter, official and attendant will be bedecked in poppies, and am glad the players have opted for poppy-covered jackets. The idea that it is somehow 'political' to remember one's war dead is a bit of a stretch – surely having national kit in the first place is far more so. Madness.
alliekiwi From: alliekiwi Date: November 10th, 2011 09:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Hear, hear.

I don't see how the poppy can be deemed 'political' at all, especially as it's a symbol that's used in more countries than the UK: Canada, Australia, South Africa, NZ etc.
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