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Old Jul 1st 2014, 1:37 pm
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With the World Cup upon us English fans love displaying the St. George's Flag but a few news stories I've searched for label the flag as "controversial"

Without getting into what I've found I want to hear your opinion...

Is there controversy with the flag? And why?

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Originally Posted by Go Lers View Post
With the World Cup upon us English fans love displaying the St. George's Flag but a few news stories I've searched for label the flag as "controversial"

Without getting into what I've found I want to hear your opinion...

Is there controversy with the flag? And why?

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Are you writing a research paper? You seem interested in the makeup of the UK. Where are you from?

Also, please be forewarned that posting the flag question in this section of the forum at the moment might get you some rather odd replies that you should not take too seriously.
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Originally Posted by Go Lers View Post
With the World Cup upon us English fans love displaying the St. George's Flag but a few news stories I've searched for label the flag as "controversial"

Without getting into what I've found I want to hear your opinion...

Is there controversy with the flag? And why?

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WGAF about the flag? It's the performance of the feckless team that's controversial.
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Originally Posted by Go Lers View Post
With the World Cup upon us English fans love displaying the St. George's Flag but a few news stories I've searched for label the flag as "controversial"

Without getting into what I've found I want to hear your opinion...

Is there controversy with the flag? And why?

http://ak5.picdn.net/shutterstock/vi...n-the-wind.jpg
It's also the emblem of the BNP
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Are you writing a research paper? You seem interested in the makeup of the UK. Where are you from?

Also, please be forewarned that posting the flag question in this section of the forum at the moment might get you some rather odd replies that you should not take too seriously.
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You seem interested in the makeup of the UK. Where are you from?
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.....us English fans love displaying the St. George's Flag ....
Must be English
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Originally Posted by mikelincs View Post
It's also the emblem of the BNP
Some Middle Easterners might object to the historic connotations of the Cross of St George.
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Richard Dawkins has been running a campaign to remove the cross and replace it with a red infinity symbol. There have been wide spread incidents of flag burning by rampaging atheists led by Dr Dawkins. They should all be locked up.
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The real scandal is the Welsh Dragon which clearly is inspired by the devil. Either Wales must be removed from the Union, if they wish to pursue their satanic agenda or a cross should replace the dragon.

Luckily the Welsh Christian Party is actively campaigning for this to happen.

Christian group wants 'evil' Welsh flag changed - Wales Online
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The real scandal is the Welsh Dragon which clearly is inspired by the devil. Either Wales must be removed from the Union, .....
That seems a bit extreme, but maybe the Welsh flag should be removed from the Union Jack. ..... Oh, ..... wait!
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The real scandal is the Welsh Dragon which clearly is inspired by the devil. Either Wales must be removed from the Union, if they wish to pursue their satanic agenda or a cross should replace the dragon.

Luckily the Welsh Christian Party is actively campaigning for this to happen.

Christian group wants 'evil' Welsh flag changed - Wales Online
Sounds like a nice, stable guy
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That seems a bit extreme, but maybe the Welsh flag should be removed from the Union Jack. ..... Oh, ..... wait!
Whats funny?
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Originally Posted by robin1234 View Post
Must be English
I wasn't sure, since in another thread he talked of a country named "Whales."

I suppose it's possible that a non-English person could be an England fan?
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What's funny?
fun·ny /ˈfənē/

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1. causing laughter or amusement; humorous.
"a funny story" synonyms: amusing, humorous, witty, comic, comical, droll, facetious, jocular, jokey

2. difficult to explain or understand; strange.
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