Is Ryan Giggs mixed raced?

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    Professor Percival Egg Full Member

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    Serious question - it was mentioned over in the Koptalk forum that his dad is black. Is it true? I'd never have guessed.
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    I think his dad is mixed race.
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    Yep, it's true.
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    Yep,white mum (Lynne)black dad (Danny)
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    why should it matter?
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    I watched a program on the Discovery Channel last week and apparantly, we're all of African decent!
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    who cares what race he is! he a f__king fantastic man utd player. id still love him if he was from abu dabi! just how many caps would the boy have if he was english?
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    its not true how the hell is ryan Giggs dad black although i have never seen him i dont think he is black because he does not look black. its pure science, if a parent is black his children is black or dark. and Giggs does not look black.

    but his father is englishand he did change his name. but we all know that.
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    i've seen a picture of his dad and he doesn't look dark black, but he is kinda dark...either it doesn't matter much...
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    Ryan Giggs' Dad is mixed race. So Giggs is quarter as it were. His Grandma lived in Cardiff which was visited by many sailors from all over the world, so Giggs grandad was of a black persuasion.

    To all those people jumping on the 'Does it matter' bandwagon. Who said it did? It's a simple question of someones background. Nobody said it mattered, they were just showing interest. :p
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    His dad was of a coloured family and played on the wing for Salford rugby League years back but what has his enthnic oragin has any thing to do with Giggsy surly it not an issue? <img src="graemlins/nono.gif" border="0" alt="[No No]" />
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    No need for people to get up in arms about a simple question. Giggsy has interesting looks and when I first laid eyes on him (unfortunately via the television!) I thought he was unusual looking (in a fantastic way!9.

    As for all the talk about mixed race backgrounds -all European descent people are of mixed background anyway. Believe it or not some of the Irish, Welsh and Scots have more in common with the Turkish who are not of Arabic descent. Galatia in Biblical times was the home to Celtic peoples, some of whom later went to the British Isles and Ireland.

    The English are a mixture of German, French, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Icelandic, etc. And believe it or not, Mongolian. The Mongols travelled far and not a few European descent people have some Mongolian blood whether they know that or not.

    If we all had DNA tests done, we would be very surprised to find that we are products of a lot of racial mixing. And of course human life probably originated in Africa.
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    I heard a rumor that Gigg's dad is a bloke? Is this true?

    Sorry for being so sexist :rolleyes:
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    Basically we all originally come from 4 races distinguished by certain features :

    We are either Caucasoids, Negroids, Mongoloids & the Australids ( or the Malay/Aborigine race. )

    Thus the white Europeans, Americans, Arabs & Asian Indians are Caucasoids, the Africans are Negroids, the Chinese, Japanese & native Americans ( American Indians & Eskimos ) are Mongoloids & the Aborigines & malays of South-East Asia are Australids.

    Just thought you'd like to know! ;)
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    To the original topic, he must be mixed race because I heard he could play for Wales, England and Sierra Leone, thus going back to the point that he has some African background.
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    Cud Giggs really play for England? :eek:
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    Are the Welsh a race? Or in Davo's case, homo sapiens? <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
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    so whats a blackie mum? <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
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    i thought it was to do with his "auld dad" something personal. <img src="graemlins/angel.gif" border="0" alt="[Angel]" />
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    Correct me
    if I am wrong, but I think Giggsy COULD play for England if he had an English grandparent or great grandparent? I am not sure of the rules. Does it have to be a grandparent enabling a player to play for their country or can it be a great grandparent.

    As for Giggsy`s mum, I heard she was not born in Wales but in England so Giggs could have played for England.

    Can someone clear up those points for me? Thanks.