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Thread #45506   Message #673213
Posted By: GUEST,MC Fat
21-Mar-02 - 05:04 AM
Thread Name: Politically incorrect national anthems
Subject: RE: Politically incorrect national anthems
Just two 'nationally anthem' thingies. In the 50's,60's & into the 70's. Certain venues in Northern Ireland had in the contracts of bands that played that they must finish with 'God Save the Queen' i had a wonderfull John Mayall's Bluesbreakers Live Album which had Eric Clapton and all having to play this otherwise they wern't going to get paid.Also during the late sixties the Republic of Ireland chose a soccer player from QPR who had a Italian surname but had a great granny who was Oirish. When he played his first match they were lined up for the anthems and he turned to his colleague and said 'Bloody hell their anthem goes on a bit' to be met with the response 'Shut up you dozy pillock it's our anthem'