England fans booed VVD and Wijnaldum in the Nations League game a few years back. Since then they’ve been booing the anthem. For all the grand political and historic narratives you hear I think its more based in basic childish football tribalism. I don’t think they used to boo it at all previously?
I’m very certain they’ve routinely done it (as have United) only it’s now starting to get traction, probably due to the ever rightward swing of the government/press
One can only hope so. The end of the UK and an English republic would be a lovely outcome.Feck the Royals? The King/Queen is the head of the CoE and the human embodiment of the Land. The UK would disappear in a couple of weeks without the Royals. Perhaps what the Welsh and Scots want...
Considering I'm not from Liverpool and don't even live in the UK any more, I'm probably not a good person to ask. If I had to guess though, I think it was supposed to symbolize how people in Liverpool feel towards the establishment. Alienated and frustrated.
And quite rightly too. Everyone will also be required to take monthly lung function tests and £50 daily fine if you don’t comply with your inhalers. Plus the name of the purple nosed Glaswegian shall be scrubbed from all the history books. Oh, and Blackpool shall be moved to OT, shite rides and all, and renamed Disneyland.Oh yeah show your solidarity but when the Scousers take over this country we'll all be speaking scouse and singing you'll never walk alone. Being a United fan will be punishable by death.
I'd imagine they were booing to voice their displeasure at the ruling 'class' we have in this country being out for themselves and not really bothering with anywhere North of Watford other than to break promises to level up.
That and the whole royal family being unelected parasites thing.
Meh, the anthem and being English isn’t a government/royal family thing despite the lyrics. There’s more to this country than a government and some royals. Im no fan of the royal family or our government but I’d personally never boo the anthem because the country is bigger than them.Best thing the little rats have done.
And yes, United were there first. It took off in the 90s. A lot of anti-England sentiment (and chants) from local fans.
With all due respect to non-local fans, it's hard to understand how screwed over northern cities have been by the London establishment. And that disaffection comes out in different ways at different times.
As a counterpoint it's not even about patriotism. It's specifically anti-establishment and anti-royalist. Different things, and I will defend anyone's right to boo their anthem. Even the dippers.