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Old Dec 8th 2006, 4:00 am
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Default England shirts in Oz Yes or No ?

This has just been mentioned in another thread, but I thought it would be a good one on it's own.
Yesterday I took my 4 year old to playgroup in his England kit, yes the one with his name on the back bought be a good friend in the UK for his birthday, before we left.
Hubby is dead against him wearing it here & is of the view soccer shirts are only for on the pitch, not for the pub etc. and doesn't agree with wearing an England one, now we're living in Oz. As it was only playgroup I let him wear it. This started the debate with some other ex-pat mums there & opinion was split about 50/50 between the shoulds/shouldn'ts. One girl said her boys had just recd shirts in the post from Uk with their names on for xmas -they won't be wearing them outside.
Another said she was walking down the road with her son in his England top & some guy wound his car window down & shouted at them to go back home, in no uncertain words, so needless to say, he doesn't go out in his.
Anyone else feel it's out of order ? It's not like we're flying a big England flag from the roof top.

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Personally I find it sad seeing grown men walking around the shops / bar whatever wearing a football shirt.

Do they realise how stupid they look?
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Default Re: England shirts in Oz Yes or No ?

Originally Posted by woogle
This has just been mentioned in another thread, but I thought it would be a good one on it's own.
Yesterday I took my 4 year old to playgroup in his England kit, yes the one with his name on the back bought be a good friend in the UK for his birthday, before we left.
Hubby is dead against him wearing it here & is of the view soccer shirts are only for on the pitch, not for the pub etc. and doesn't agree with wearing an England one, now we're living in Oz. As it was only playgroup I let him wear it. This started the debate with some other ex-pat mums there & opinion was split about 50/50 between the shoulds/shouldn'ts. One girl said her boys had just recd shirts in the post from Uk with their names on for xmas -they won't be wearing them outside.
Another said she was walking down the road with her son in his England top & some guy wound his car window down & shoulted at the to go back home, in no uncertain words, so needless to say, he doesn't go out in his.
Anyone else feel it's out of order ? It's not like we're flying a big England flag from the roof top.
I personally don't like to see them being worn out here, unless at a sports match involving England, but it doesn't really matter what I, or other people ,think. You should wear what you like, regardless of whether other people agree or not.
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Originally Posted by woogle
This has just been mentioned in another thread, but I thought it would be a good one on it's own.
Yesterday I took my 4 year old to playgroup in his England kit, yes the one with his name on the back bought be a good friend in the UK for his birthday, before we left.
Hubby is dead against him wearing it here & is of the view soccer shirts are only for on the pitch, not for the pub etc. and doesn't agree with wearing an England one, now we're living in Oz. As it was only playgroup I let him wear it. This started the debate with some other ex-pat mums there & opinion was split about 50/50 between the shoulds/shouldn'ts. One girl said her boys had just recd shirts in the post from Uk with their names on for xmas -they won't be wearing them outside.
Another said she was walking down the road with her son in his England top & some guy wound his car window down & shoulted at the to go back home, in no uncertain words, so needless to say, he doesn't go out in his.
Anyone else feel it's out of order ? It's not like we're flying a big England flag from the roof top.
I think it all depends on how you behave when you're wearing one.

I vote "Yes, as long as you can wear it with pride and make your nation proud of you".
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I hate them, will never wear one and will not let my kids wear them.
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Default Re: England shirts in Oz Yes or No ?

Originally Posted by marco121068
Personally I find it sad seeing grown men walking around the shops / bar whatever wearing a football shirt.

Do they realise how stupid they look?
Totally agree.

I wouldn't wear a Scotland top here (cue the jokes) as I don't think it's appropriate so same goes for England, Wales, etc for me. I would be shocked seeing someone walk down the street in Glasgow wearing an England top never mind over here. They should be for on the pitch and nowhere else - it avoids any potential hassle.
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I wore my Rugby shirt the last time I was in Oz, right after our victory in the World Cup.

I was charged excess baggage for being 1.5 kg over.

Wonder if the 2 were connected?



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hideous things. usually worn by the same folk who think tattoos are tasteful.
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Default Re: England shirts in Oz Yes or No ?

Originally Posted by woogle
This has just been mentioned in another thread, but I thought it would be a good one on it's own.
Yesterday I took my 4 year old to playgroup in his England kit, yes the one with his name on the back bought be a good friend in the UK for his birthday, before we left.
Hubby is dead against him wearing it here & is of the view soccer shirts are only for on the pitch, not for the pub etc. and doesn't agree with wearing an England one, now we're living in Oz. As it was only playgroup I let him wear it. This started the debate with some other ex-pat mums there & opinion was split about 50/50 between the shoulds/shouldn'ts. One girl said her boys had just recd shirts in the post from Uk with their names on for xmas -they won't be wearing them outside.
Another said she was walking down the road with her son in his England top & some guy wound his car window down & shoulted at the to go back home, in no uncertain words, so needless to say, he doesn't go out in his.
Anyone else feel it's out of order ? It's not like we're flying a big England flag from the roof top.
Wht not wear a shirt with an Aussie flag , has a union jack in it and he won't get any verbal abuse from anyone.
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Wht not wear a shirt with an Aussie flag , has a union jack in it and he won't get any verbal abuse from anyone.
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hideous things. usually worn by the same folk who think tattoos are tasteful.
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Default Re: England shirts in Oz Yes or No ?

Originally Posted by woogle
This has just been mentioned in another thread, but I thought it would be a good one on it's own.
Yesterday I took my 4 year old to playgroup in his England kit, yes the one with his name on the back bought be a good friend in the UK for his birthday, before we left.
Hubby is dead against him wearing it here & is of the view soccer shirts are only for on the pitch, not for the pub etc. and doesn't agree with wearing an England one, now we're living in Oz. As it was only playgroup I let him wear it. This started the debate with some other ex-pat mums there & opinion was split about 50/50 between the shoulds/shouldn'ts. One girl said her boys had just recd shirts in the post from Uk with their names on for xmas -they won't be wearing them outside.
Another said she was walking down the road with her son in his England top & some guy wound his car window down & shoulted at the to go back home, in no uncertain words, so needless to say, he doesn't go out in his.
Anyone else feel it's out of order ? It's not like we're flying a big England flag from the roof top.
I guess you could think to yourself what would your reaction be if you saw a person or a liitle kid walking down an English street with an Australian sports shirt on.
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Originally Posted by Amazulu
I personally don't like to see them being worn out here, unless at a sports match involving England, but it doesn't really matter what I, or other people ,think. You should wear what you like, regardless of whether other people agree or not.
Sporting events but only sporting events where you can count on the crowd. So Rugby Ok, soccer not.

I used to have a Rugby top I wore to Twickenham. Since moving to Australia it never comes out. My wife uses it now to sleep in.

I won't wear a Gold one either.

I think English soccer tops are vile, personally(!)

The worst thing was soccer chavs wearing their chav shirts to bars during the 2003 cup(!)
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looks like hubby is in the majority - makes a change
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Default Re: England shirts in Oz Yes or No ?

Originally Posted by marco121068
Personally I find it sad seeing grown men walking around the shops / bar whatever wearing a football shirt.

Do they realise how stupid they look?
Yes i totally agree with you...they look right d**k heads!
As much as i love UK, i think NO to wearing footy shirts, there just tacky!!
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