Liverpool fans booing the anthem

May 2024 Forums General discussion Liverpool fans booing the anthem

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    james19
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    Hypocrisy much?
    Fans at Anfailed, booed the national anthem.

    Reason given: the King has an (unearned income) said to be £1.4bn! That the Tories cow tale to the wealthiest in society, caters to their every whim.

    However, Liverpool’s owner, FSG a US $bn corporation, the owner is a multi billionaire. No criticism from their fans whatsoever, whilst FSG, recently funded the buying of a £100m player and paying £400,000 a week to one player, who they refer to as a King, their ex Manager is also ‘King’ they call themselves (Champions League) Royalty!
    The only criticism of billionaire Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, worth some £10bn, the 3rd wealthiest person in the UK)
    at the time was ….you can’t buy success…
    The same with Manchester City owners who are owned by a wealth (oil) fund.
    The only criticism is that they’ve broken FFP (FIFA Financial Fair Play) rules. Funding from a company that is to all intense and purposes is a family members business entity.

    Unlike say, Manchester United fans who call for their supporters to own the club, no such call for Liverpool to be owned by its fans.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/65433560

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    #243184
    mullrae
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    Can anyone remember this anthem being booed before.

    #243201
    james19
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    The Queen’s death, l believe?

    #243219
    Bijou Drains
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    “Unlike say, Manchester United fans who call for their supporters to own the club, no such call for Liverpool to be owned by its fans.”

    There are thousands of Man U fans who are doing somersaults at the thought of their club being owned by either a Middle Eastern Company or by multi billionaire capitalist Jim Ratcliffe.

    I also think that the booing was more of a statement of disillusion with the establishment, Thatcher’s plan to let Liverpool die on the vine and the ongoing anger about Hillsborough, rather than not being happy with Mr Charles Windsor and his second wife being given a stupid looking hat.

    There aren’t many fans of professional football (or professional sport for that matter) who can claim the moral high ground.

    #243381
    james19
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    bijou-drains

    Seen little if anything about who owns them, Pwel fans happy that the owner is spending, winning 🏆 even domestic cups that their fans ridicule (the worthless cup) others for winning. Of course no evidence or controversy that the owner is taking money out of the club as do the Glazers, who are accused of lining their own pockets.

    Pwel fans actually say they’re not English, they’re ‘scousers’??
    Having no allegiance to King or Country…

    #243393
    Bijou Drains
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    James 19 – “Pwel fans actually say they’re not English, they’re ‘scousers’?? Having no allegiance to King or Country…”

    Can’t see that’s anything I would critisize. There are also several parts of England that have sizable portions of the population that do not consider themsleves as “English”. Lots of Cornish people see their identity as Cornish, I’m a Geordie and if asked I would desribe myself as a Geordie rather than being English. Travelling around the Northumbria area you see far more Northumbrian flags than you see England or Uk flags. I work regularly in Yorkshire and most of the people I speak to see themselves first as from Yorkshire than any particular Nation State.

    There seems to be a move to a cultural association of identity linked to to an area more than the nation state style association, again I think that’s a positive move.

    There was a poll in our local newspaper prior to Scottish Independence asking if people in the North East would prefer to join an independent Scotland or stay linked to England and the (admittedly unscientific) reslut was that 58% would prefer to join Scotland.

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