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Backwoodsman BS: Our Emma (Raducanu) - Tennis (108* d) RE: BS: Our Emma 11 Sep 21


Ha! Come on Dave, you know me better than that - Iím a true believer in Free Movement and I love the diversification of our U.K. population that weíve seen in our recent history and despite the racism of Brexit and its supporters. Iím taking huge pleasure in Emma Raducanuís success, and Iíll be screaming at the TV in support of her during the match tonight - exactly as I have done throughout this competition and during this yearís Wimbledon.

But I donít see her as uniquely Ďoursí - three other nations are entitled to make a claim, however slight, on her being Ďtheirsí too, her country of birth first and foremost, but to a lesser degree the countries of her parentsí births.

And, TBH, Iíd take the same pleasure in watching her play even if she declared any other country than the UK as her nationality. Sheís a major-talent-in-the-making, an absolute delight to watch and follow her success, and calling her Ďoursí makes no difference whatsoever to that IMHO.

A Flag-Shagger I am not.


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