There are obviously many problems and grievances that arise from having ‘God Save the Queen’ as England and Britain’s National Anthem, so maybe it’s about time we had a serious debate about changing it. Maybe it’s the subject matter of the song that many people take issue with. It is supposed to be a piece representing a nation, but it is instead sang in tribute to a figurehead that many people do not feel emotionally affiliated with. Does this mean we force our athletes to sing it against their will? And if they still do not agree, do we ostracise them from sporting society? If you think we should do that then ‘‘CONGRATULATIONS’’, you’re a FASCIST!
Why can’t critics just stop moaning about players not singing jollily to some sycophantic old song and let them be? If they want to sing it, they can, and if they don’t, they don’t. GET OVER IT! Just let them get on with the sport that they love, that might bring a bit of pride to us as a nation rather than focus on whether they sing before their participation. As long as they don’t disgrace themselves on the field of play by intentionally killing someone or biting off the ear – or any other part of the body – of an opponent or team-mate, then what’s the problem?
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