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[ # ] Should God the Save the Queen be played in Croke Park
February 20th, 2007

Of course it should. It’s a national anthem and it has just as much right to be played as do any of the anthems for the rugby or soccer nations. The Soldiers Song is played in Wembley and Twickenham without any fuss so there’s no reason why we can’t do likewise. What happened in 1920 is long in the past and it’s time to show how much we’ve grown as a country and as a people by letting God Save the Queen be played without any interruption. Unfortunately the anti-English feeling in the country is being whipped up by the media and consequently people who know nothing about the history of the country or the GAA are getting into a fervour about the playing on the anthem.

Hopefully the match on Saturday passes peacefully and there’s no disruption while the English anthem is played.

I’d be more concerned about that awful “Irelands Call” being sung. That piss-take of an anthem shouldn’t have been allowed near Croke Park, it denegrates the values of our own great national anthem!

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