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I'm not a Muslim and it offends me BECAUSE its at my football club by fans who support our club. If you want a voice organise a protest march and leave the fans to get on watching the football.But the numerous songs referering to WW2 arent? How about the songs celebrating the bombing of the swamp. There are still Mancunians around who lost people to bombs dropped by the Luftwaffe, there are certainly people who lost people to the Irish.....yet only now when we are facing a bigger threat than was posed to our existence by either Germany or the IRA do we suddenly have people making a fuss over a rude song.
With some bleating how the nasty ISIS people might come and bomb the Etihad or worrying lest the song may offend a muslim. God help this country!
I thought we'd heard the last of that name and was happy the world was rid. My Dad (Alan's brother) is a season ticket holder in the South Stand. We have no right to tell people what to sing about but I truly hope he doesn't encounter this at City - the one place that he uses as an escape.
My heart goes out to you and your family mate, and I totally agree that irrespective of people's feelings on the matter we go to The Etihad for football not politics. Not wanting to hear and talk about outside shit isn't being scared of terrorists, it's about enjoying 2-3 hours of football before we return to reality of our existences.
If people want to make noise about such things, they should go out and organise a protest so they can be heard (that's if anyone's interested), not use the medium of a football match.
Disagree with some of this.
Again, putting the chant to one side - we can't keep running scared of terrorism and not mention it for fear of reprisals - but that's just my view. I can understand others wanting to avoid drawing attention. The thing I'd say though is that ultimately it's something we all have to stand up to one way or another, otherwise they WILL win. But I'm talking about a much wider principle here, not the chant.
The vast majority of us sang the French National Anthem in support of Paris - either we are in solidarity with them, or we're not. If we ARE in solidarity with them, then we are already targets. Unless of course we just 'say' we are, whilst secretly we don't want to stand up and be counted and daren't say another about terrorism lest we provoke them.
I do agree with you on the 'no real need to bring it into football' part though. Most of us just want to watch football match when all is said and done.
It's not them winning though is it? They win when they successfully do the damage they intend to do. Provoking them and drawing attention to our fan base is a totally different matter to not living in fear. That song/video is naive and in my view, plainly unintelligent bravado which doesn't just concern the fans singing it but a whole group of people - i.e. at least around 55,000 others - which is mine and many other of our fans' problem with it.
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