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Re: Poppy Watch
« Reply #2475 on: October 28, 2020, 02:20:55 PM »
Any poppy masks floating about? Poppy visors? Poppy PPE? Theres a market for it surely.

Seen a Union Jack one!

UDR one in Lisburn today.  They always were trend setters.

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« Reply #2476 on: October 28, 2020, 03:42:56 PM »
Any poppy masks floating about? Poppy visors? Poppy PPE? Theres a market for it surely.

Seen a Union Jack one!

UDR one in Lisburn today.  They always were trend setters.

Shhtap!

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« Reply #2477 on: October 28, 2020, 05:35:27 PM »
The annual James McClean bashing will be starting any minute.

There’ll be no taking the knee or similar in support of him though.

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« Reply #2478 on: October 28, 2020, 05:42:05 PM »
The annual James McClean bashing will be starting any minute.

There’ll be no taking the knee or similar in support of him though.

Of course there will be no support. The double standards by the English FA and their players is laughable. They are quick to point the finger at the Bulgarians etc but wouldn't think twice about walking off to any anti Catholic bigotry from their own supporters
« Last Edit: October 28, 2020, 05:58:39 PM by JPGJOHNNYG »

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« Reply #2479 on: October 31, 2020, 11:18:40 PM »
Paul O'Connell...I never thought I would see the day
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Re: Poppy Watch
« Reply #2480 on: October 31, 2020, 11:37:05 PM »
What else would ya expect from rugger types?
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Fear Bun Na Sceilpe

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« Reply #2481 on: October 31, 2020, 11:40:20 PM »
Paul O'Connell...I never thought I would see the day
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w**ker.. pity

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« Reply #2482 on: October 31, 2020, 11:43:33 PM »
What else would ya expect from rugger types?

I was just going to ask who he was.

What did he do anyway?

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Re: Poppy Watch
« Reply #2483 on: October 31, 2020, 11:52:41 PM »
What else would ya expect from rugger types?

I was just going to ask who he was.

What did he do anyway?
Leading figure in Catholic emancipation. They named a prominent Dublin street after him.
Huge blow this.


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« Reply #2484 on: November 01, 2020, 12:12:34 AM »
What else would ya expect from rugger types?

I was just going to ask who he was.

What did he do anyway?
Leading figure in Catholic emancipation. They named a prominent Dublin street after him.
Huge blow this.

Deary me. Was he good at throwball then?

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Re: Poppy Watch
« Reply #2485 on: November 01, 2020, 12:24:13 AM »
What else would ya expect from rugger types?

I was just going to ask who he was.

What did he do anyway?
Leading figure in Catholic emancipation. They named a prominent Dublin street after him.
Huge blow this.

Deary me. Was he good at throwball then?
Never saw him play.


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« Reply #2486 on: November 01, 2020, 09:48:55 AM »
The same people who are giving out out about O'Connell are the same people who use 'northern ireland' or 'ni' in their terminology on here.

How ironic?

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« Reply #2487 on: November 01, 2020, 10:36:38 AM »
The same people who are giving out out about O'Connell are the same people who use 'northern ireland' or 'ni' in their terminology on here.

How ironic?

Why do people confuse separate issues and put them under 1 banner.. Many prefer to use “north of ireland” but will refer to NI on occasions , for convenience and whether we like it or not that’s established nomenclature for this place in international law. Opinions on wearing a poppy are hardly tied up in terminology around politics here.
I totally respect anyone’s right to wear a poppy and admire many of my friends who choose to wear one each year . However I think the valid principle behind choosing to wear a poppy is totally undermined by the expectation , promoted by the BBC (to whom we have to pay a licence fee, and according to the GFA should equally respect both identities here) , that everybody should wear one on TV, and therefore leaving those that don’t , exposed to racist abuse. If Paul O’Connell walks about limerick every November wearing a poppy , for family reasons for example , I’ll totally support him . However if he succumbs to the default expectation by the BBC and others that he wears one on TV, then he is actually isolating James McClean’s principled stance. It could be argued also that he is disrespecting the poppy by effectively only wearing one  because his paymasters basically insist on it.
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« Reply #2488 on: November 01, 2020, 10:59:29 AM »
The BBC are the British government’s propaganda machine, and they have created a poppy fascism which has led to people like John Snow being abused for not wearing one. The FA have adapted this position too, which has led to McClean being continually abused and insulted since 2011, and not just around Remembrance Day neither. Poppies should be nowhere near football shirts, nor should there be poppy wreaths/bugles/minute silences etc at football matches either.

It all reminds me of GWB’s statement “you’re either with us, or you’re with the terrorists”. It’s basically the same with the poppy.

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Re: Poppy Watch
« Reply #2489 on: November 01, 2020, 11:01:18 AM »
I wonder will Sidey, Oisin and Marty have their poppies on today, them working for the BBC and all that?